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How can I tell the difference between a rabbit and a cat?

I received a shipment of prefabricated skinned rabbit last week and the shipment seemed unusual. Rabbits have a very close resemblance to cats once their “hair” and skin have been removed. Is there a ...
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What is this fungus/lichen in my Garam Masala? (“Trifle”/truffle?)

I just bought a lovely bag of Garam Masala, and was all ready to grind some when I got home! But when I opened it, I found something I didn’t recognise — at first I thought something had gone mouldy, ...
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What is this really tasty part of a chicken found in a cavity in the hip?

About once per month, my mother prepares chicken with rice and a currysauce with pineapple. I don't know exactly what the method of preparation is of the chicken because it's prepared by one of those ...
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Who knows what this fruit is called?

It has a slightly thick skin like an apple, semi-dry and grainy texture, with a slight apple flavor, about the size of a large grape, with one pit, reminiscent of that of a date.
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What is this “Egyptian Coffee”?

I came across this video on Facebook, which allegedly demonstrates some sort of "Egyptian Coffee" making technique. What exactly is the video showing? Where can I read more about this coffee making ...
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Name of an Indian dish with stuffed whole potatoes

I had a lovely Indian meal which I would like to find the name of. There were small whole potatoes with a little hole cut into them and filled with spices and (I think) some lamb mince. They were ...
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Can anyone identify this chocolate?

A recent date left this for me to find...a surprise gift, how sweet! I'd love to know just how sweet :) It's 1 3/8 inches, 3.5 cm thick. The larger piece weighs 143 grams or 5 ounces. It tastes ...
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How do I determine the cut of a pork steak prior to purchasing it?

Pork steaks can be (quoting Wikipedia): cut from the Loin, Leg or shoulder of the pig. When looking at a pork steak, is there some way that I can visually determine where the cut came from, ...
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Name the vegetable from Nilgiri hills

I bought this in Ooty market and was told that it is a Nilgiri hills specific vegetable. It is pink on the outside and white inside with two hard black seeds in the upper half of it. It tastes sour, ...
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Can you identify this Serbian street food?

Yesterday in Niš, southern Serbia I bought this street food pictured: It looked and tasted like deep fried batter, how fish from a fish and chip shop might look in Australia where I'm from. It had ...
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Identify this seafood from the Black Sea known in Romanian as “rapane”?

Here on the Black Sea in Romania people are eating a shellfish called in Romanian "rapane" which they translate as "oyster" when I ask. But they are elongated spiral shells which to me look nothing ...
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Help wanted to identify this food item (oriental)

I found this item at a Chinese supermarket. Hints: It was in a fridge It was humid (almost wet) and fresh The "slices" were 2-3 mmm thick I googled for "Chopin", "Chopin food", "Chopin ...
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Can you identify these chiles on sale in Serbia and Macedonia?

In the market in Niš, Serbia yesterday there were the most beautiful capsicums (bell peppers, red peppers) and chiles on display that I've ever seen. But also on sale were these "ugly" ones that I ...
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Canadian meat/fat “candy”

In the 1970's in Canada (Ontario), I ate this food, it was referred to as "candy". However, it was some sort of fatback/bacon type of stuff (though I don't remember any meat, it was just soft fat ...
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Can anyone tell me what kind of squash this is?

Last year we planted some hybrid yellow round zuchini. We had one going bad and my husband pulled it and just threw it in the garden. This year we had some volunteer plants from the seeds. I ...
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What is the name of this Israeli street food?

When I was in Israel a few years back I tried this really great street food. I had gotten the recipe, but now have lost it and don't remember what it was called. It is a cross between a pancake and a ...
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What is the puffy bread shown in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

My son is infatuated with the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and there's a delicious looking bread shown in a breakfast scene. It looks like a giant popover about the size of Dick Van Dyke's head ...
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Anyone knows how this seed/fruit is called? (bush)

If someone can help me would be good.Thanks in regard.
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What are 'boiling potatoes'?

If a recipe calls for 'boiling potatoes', what variety(ies) is it referring to, and why? Example Recipes: Punjabi-Style Cauliflower and Potatoes with Ginger (Aloo Gobi) Potato and Cauliflower Curry ...
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What is this fruit?

It was bought in southern China. At first I mistook it for a ripening date..same size, color and similar shape. However it has a fuzzy and thicker skin. The skin has a very green flavor, the flesh is ...
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Food Identification: Restaurant outside Batu Caves in Malaysia, what did we eat?

I had a meal in one of the restaurants at the base of the Batu Caves in Malaysia that served a dish that I quite liked, but I failed to record what I ordered. I'm looking on Google Maps and I believe ...
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How can I tell the difference between instant yeast and active dry yeast?

I have a jar containing yeast but I'm not sure whether it is instant or active dry. Is there any way to tell the difference? Thanks.
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What is tamur (ingredients)?

My mate brought some sweets from UAE, it's something like Turkish delight, I think. It says it contains tamur, among other things. I believe tamur is the main thing it's made of, but I couldn't google ...
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What is fat tripe?

I was just in Santiago, Chile and had a mixed grill. One of the tasty items was "Tripa gorda" or fat tripe. But, I wasn't able to get a clear answer about exactly what fat tripe is. Does anyone ...
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Help in identifying Scandinavian dessert recipe

Background -- I made this recipe as part of a group project (in college) that was preparing different foods from around the world. My group had Scandinavia, but as I didn't find this recipe (one of ...
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What is this sushi?

I'm trying to identify what kind of sushi is featured at the bottom right of this picture of a display of what seems to be mainly nigiri sushi. The yellow, spongy looking one. Can anyone name what ...
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What exactly are Bamboo shoots?

http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/vegetable-hot-and-sour-soup.aspx Are we here talking about Bamboo trees? Can we have a picture of Bamboo shoot? In what forms is it available?
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Looking for the name of a sweet green drink

A long time ago I tasted an alcoholic drink which was green and tasted very sweet (possibly like banana, definitely not mint), and it had a long french name, something like (pesong, pisang, ...). Does ...
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Crunchy/fried grapefruit?

One day when I was young, we went to the doctor’s office for a checkup. While we sat in the waiting room, I was struck with curiosity by another family that was waiting. The children were eating some ...
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What is this Vietnamese Food?

Several years ago, I had a friend of Vietnamese descent. She went back to visit her home country and returned with gifts. I was given a box (possibly yellow) containing several foil-wrapped cubes or ...
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What is the type of cheese in “chips and cheese” UK fast-food? (with photos)

I went to England a few years ago for a couple months. I took pictures of a fast-food dish, "chips and cheese" that is uncommon where I live. More than that, the taste of the cheese intrigued me. The ...
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Szechuan fish soup ingredient — what is it?

I got a fish-and-pickled-cabbage soup the other day at a Szechuan restaurant that had these things in it that looked kinda like this. They were translucent off-white, about 2 inches long, and maybe an ...
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What is this sandwich-salad dish?

I found this open-faced sandwich-like creation in several French-style bakeries in East Asia. The bottom is a narrow piece of toast. On top of this toast the dish is a bit like a salad. This salad ...
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Can anyone identify this Chinese candy?

We just grabbed our customary mint on our way out of the Asian Bistro by our house but when we opened it, it wasn't a mint and the wrapper was almost all in Chinese (I think). It was an Asian bistro, ...
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Help Identifying a pale green, spherical squash-y like vegetable

Got it from the local co-op, no idea what it is! I assume it's some sort of squash. It's about the size of a medium-large orange.
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What is this dipped powder cookie called?

After hunting around online for "black and white cookies" and "powdered sugar and cocoa powder cookies", I can't find what kind of cookie I am looking for. Not the black and white glazed cookie: I ...
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Can you help me identify these cookies?

Can you help me identify all the cookies in this picture? General name is fine, like 2 is Gingerbread. Sorry if it is unclear from the picture, but this is all the info I have.
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What is “Irish Moss”?

I'm trying to reproduce a recipe mentioned in a novel for a beverage, and it mentions that the main character threw in some "irish moss". I assume this isn't literally just moss from Ireland. What is ...
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What kind of soup is this lady most likely making?

I was watching Gordon's Great Escape: Vietnamese and they do a scene with an old lady selling soup. However, it isn't clear what kind of soup she actually makes only that it at the very least contains ...
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How can I make 'Santon sauce'

My local Chinese restaurant (Happy Chef on King St, Sydney for anyone who's interested) does a very simple dish of a half crispy skin chicken, served with rice and a sauce that they call 'Santon ...
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How to prepare this (Chinese) snack?

I've bought a bag of small dried and salted fish at my local Chinese market. My guess was that the thingies could be eaten right out of the box, but they are too bony and salty. I guess they need ...
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What is the name of this french food?

One of my friends is in Paris (France), and he posted this photo from a restaurant there . Does anyone know the name of this dish ?
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What is Balkan bread?

A few years ago, I went to a restaurant on the water in Tel Aviv-Yafo called Manta Ray. They served this most exceptional bread they called Balkan bread. It reminded me a little of a focaccia in ...
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Saw this at my local chinese grocery

This was near the seafood section in a big vat of ice at my local chinese grocery. What the heck is this?
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Are these vestigial seeds in a “seedless” orange?

Two recent organic navel oranges had a lot of these 2-x-head-of-a-pin sized seed-like things. Each orange had maybe 25 of them clinging to the very center membrane in the orange. I allowed them to dry ...
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Help identify a strange root vegetable

The other day I ventured into a grocery store that sold a lot of root vegetables that I have never seen before. One of the vegetables was a large round thing, and when I poked it, grey 'smoke' came ...
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Name of the sauce/salad eaten with roast dinners up north UK

Its a sauce that contains lettuce and vinegar to eat with roast dinner and can be eaten with chips and cold meat in Newcastle, UK.
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Name of a Chinese sweet

In the past I have bought this Chinese sweet which name I cannot recall. It is shaped in little cubes of some sort of trasparent dark jelly (not sure if it is actually gelatine, but it has a ...
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What's the name of this food? [on hold]

Does anybody know the name of this food? Any details or info?
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How to choose sweet mangoes from market? [duplicate]

Mangoes are of many different kinds and all of them testes a lot different from each other. My question is which one are the best mangoes and how to choose them from the hip off mangoes? are there ...