What topics can I ask about here?

This site is for professional and amateur cooks and chefs, and anyone else who works in the kitchen or is interested in preparing and serving delicious meals.

If you have a question about:

  • Cooking & food preparation methods
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Food handling and storage
  • Ingredient selection and use
  • Recipe comprehension, improvement, and repairs

...then you've come to the right place - we want to help you!

What about other food-related questions?

Please note that the following subjects are considered off-topic here:

  • Recipe swapping ("I need a recipe for banana cream pie!")
  • General health and diet issue (e.g. "Is cauliflower healthy?")
  • Career advice
  • Wine-making, Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation (try homebrew)
  • Flavor pairing ("What goes with pistachio?")
  • Question which are about food in general, but not about its preparation ("Why do Anglosaxon cultures consider eggs a breakfast food?")

If you want to get a more detailed break down of how the site works or why a certain question is on or off topic, then you can browse the questions tagged [faq] on the discussion site.

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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