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Not So Paleo, Actually

Wild grainWild grain by ibm4381 (cc by)

clew's post Stones speak and ashes live explores recent archeological research and evidence that "shred the long-standing idea that early people subsisted mainly on meat."

08/14/21
by taz

A specialist occupation?

Hotpoint  All Pink Kitchen, 1961Hotpoint All Pink Kitchen, 1961 by JoeInSouthernCA (cc by-nd)

I'll put it bluntly: modern cooking is a social dick-measuring contest: Kadin2048 has an intriguing comment about the "fixation on cooking at home as a moral good" in theora55's post on Ultraprocessed Foods.

08/12/21
by taz

Maybe later, thanks!

Nothing is real, Nibble and Drink Me, Alice in Wonderland Salt and Pepper Shakers, Borel Park and Shafter Street,  City of San Mateo, California, USANothing is real, Nibble and Drink Me, Alice in Wonderland Salt and Pepper Shakers, Borel Park and Shafter Street, City of San Mateo, California, USA by Wonderlane (cc by)

"Oysters are one thing — Rocky Mountain Oysters are quite another. What other foods are there where adding a toponym materially and radically changes the dish (generally for the worse)?" ["Toponym," fyi]

06/03/21
by taz

Alfresco faves

FoodFood by Marc Di Luzio (cc by)

cozenedindigo wants to know "What's your favorite BBQ side?"

05/29/21
by taz

"Many would have already eaten the paint"

Project 365 #284: 111018 Colour BoxProject 365 #284: 111018 Colour Box by comedy_nose (cc by)

No matter how delicious they look, the oil pastels will taste terrible and not be good for the liver or kidneys: actual professional input on an Ask Me post about the (apparently not *that* unusual) desire to eat oil pastels.

04/04/21
by taz

She cooks with her eyes

127 - With kheer to follow127 - With kheer to follow by Crispin Cresswell (cc by-nc-nd)

When it comes to comfort food, what I crave isn’t sweets, or melted cheese, or creamy pasta, or brothy soups. Like many Kashmiris, I long for rogan josh, our traditional lamb dish, spicy and rich, whose recipe my mum holds hostage in Michigan. ChuraChura posts Priyanka Mattoo's How to Extract a Mother’s Rogan Josh Recipe Over Zoom.

07/22/20
by taz

Shell Shock

YarrrYarrr by Eric Kilby (cc by-sa)

Would lions eat clams?

07/15/20
by taz

"Uma-Me"

Shiromi Mentai - close-up - Shira Nui AUD5.50 eachShiromi Mentai - close-up - Shira Nui AUD5.50 each by avlxyz (cc by-sa)

Omnomnom asks, Every time I go nuts about food, it involves umami. Can you be a chef in my imaginary themed restaurant and create a two- or three course feast to let me revel in umami?

11/28/19
by taz

It's Alimentary, My Dear Watson

Cooking & EatingCooking & Eating by ☼☼Jo Zimny Photos☼☼ (cc by-nc-nd)

A digest of recent food culture posts on Mefi:

The Food Timeline, evolution of foods dating back to before 17,000BC ⏳; Maria Orosa, Filipina food technologist, chemist, humanitarian, war hero 👩🏽‍🔬; The D.C. Region Doesn’t Have Full-Time Food Critics of Color. Why That Matters 📰; Archeology of Taste is a project about childhood memories 🍭; Consider the potato: How do you prefer yours? 🥔; The Food Flow Model, a web of connections across the continental U.S. 🚚; What Makes Good Comfort Food? A LitHub conversation 🍝; The most taxing work in the kitchen is brain work 🧠Iceland’s last McDonald’s burger simply won’t rot, even after 10 years 🍔.

11/10/19
by taz

It's a Johnny Wallflower post!

Smiling face painted with ketchup on a white plateSmiling face painted with ketchup on a white plate by wuestenigel (cc by)

My food crime, which I will defend until death, is liverwurst and fig preserves on crackers. Mizu

Come for the Mefites-admit-their-food-crimes spectacle, stay for the hey, that actually sounds ... not bad? plus bonus inside scoop on making better peanut sauce from cendawanita, and the Tiger Tail ice cream!

09/09/19
by taz

Non-threatening Veg

IMG_1553IMG_1553 by Richy! (cc by-nc)

I’m looking for the most delicious, “see, [vegetable] isn’t scary!” recipes: bananacabana asks for gateway vegetable recipes in Ask Metafilter.

07/22/19
by taz

Thumbs up on this popular Ube Tuber

Hopia Ube [Purple Yam Bakpia]  (Filipino/Chinese bean/yam-filled pastry)Hopia Ube [Purple Yam Bakpia] (Filipino/Chinese bean/yam-filled pastry) by debbietingzon (cc by)

brilliantine posts about the brilliant Purple Filipino Yam

07/17/19
by taz

What is the best cookie recipe?

Funfetti CookiesFunfetti Cookies by nancyhoang (cc by-nc-nd)

The only requirement - the recipe you choose should either be a recipe that you've made (ie, not just a random version on the internet) or you should have evaluated it and determined that it looks like a well-written recipe.

Frowner asks: These are terrible times and I'm fixing to eat my feelings ... what is the best cookie recipe?

10/09/18
by taz

Mayo, the inside scoop

rolls royce mayonnaiserolls royce mayonnaise by jules:stonesoup (cc by)

Alright. I've been a high end cook/chef and I've also worked for as 'Big Mayo' a company as you can in the world. I know mayo inside and out - from making it in small batches, to mass production and sourcing, to which demographics and some indication as to 'why' those demographics buy it ...

Nanukthedog shares a generous dollop of knowledge.

08/16/18
by taz

Really love your peaches ...

Plate with sliced peachesPlate with sliced peaches by wuestenigel (cc by)

Pull up a chair and sit down, as EmpressCallipygos 'splains what to do with millions of peaches (or other produce)

Elsewhere on our plate:

Salad Fight! | 1,500 year old New Mexican beans | An Alphabet of international bread recipes | Reclaiming Canadian indigenous cuisine | As Muslim-American as bean pie | We all scream for ... mayo ice cream? | Sugartime by Ruby Tandoh | Forgotten Southern Recipes | An illustrated compendium of Chinese baos | Verbing the taco | The story of Chop Ayam

And finally, for those of us less culinarily evolved, have we even been opening our cans the wrong way?

08/12/18
by taz

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