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Questions about cooking by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.
Questions on handling, preparing, and storing food in ways that prevent foodborne illness.
Questions about possible substitutions for an ingredient. Please indicate the reason for substitution.
Questions about kneading, baking, storing, and culinary use of any kind of bread.
Questions on selecting, maintaining, and using cooking tools and equipment.
1060 questions
Questions about handling, preparing, or cooking chicken, either whole or parts.
682 questions
Questions about eggs and egg based foods, or egg substitutions in recipes.
602 questions
Questions about the flesh of an animal (especially mammal) used as food.
Questions about preparing or baking cakes, defined as chemically or mechanically (using eggs) leavened flour batter.
568 questions
A separately-prepared cooking liquid or condiment served with other food.
560 questions
Questions about how to store food so as to preserve its freshness and overall quality.
558 questions
Questions on understanding and manipulating the flavor of foods. Not for "what goes with X?" which is generally off-topic. Please don't use if the only connection is that you want better-tasting food,…
550 questions
Methods, techniques, and quality/safety concerns around the freezing of various foods.
471 questions
For questions about chocolate as an ingredient. Also includes questions about the use of other cocoa-based products and questions about chocolate drinks.
422 questions
Flour and a liquid mixed together to form a thick, malleable substance.
419 questions
Questions about selecting, operating, and maintaining conventional and convection ovens.
419 questions
optimal for cooking/preparing certain food or how certain temperatures can affect different types of food. Questions can also include how to best achieve/maintain a…
418 questions
From the humblest pea to the immensest squash.
417 questions
All about the scientific theories behind food. Cooking myths debunked here.
409 questions
Questions about the identification, use, storage, and sometimes production of cheese.
404 questions
liquid at room temperature, such as olive oil, canola oil and peanut oil. Questions about the use of oils or about which oils to choose for a specific culinary purpose…
401 questions
Questions specifically about the expected shelf life of a food item.
399 questions
A direct-heat cooking method using oil, butter, or other fat.
367 questions
Questions about the make, manufacture, preparation, and cooking of all types of pasta, including traditional durum wheat, whole wheat, and gluten-free.
359 questions
Questions about preparing, baking and troubleshooting any cookies (also known as biscuits). Cookies are flat baked sweets which are usually small enough to be hand-held.
358 questions
Questions about LONG-TERM food storage such as canning, pickling, freezing, and drying.
357 questions
Questions about sugar or substitutions for it for culinary purposes.
354 questions
the meat of adult cattle (cows & bulls). Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with beef as an ingredient. Questions about dishes …
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For questions about animals that live under water, whether fresh water or salt water.
344 questions
Coffee may refer to either the beverage, coffee beans, or just the flavor. See also http://coffee.stackexchange.com/, a dedicated site for coffee. Questions *purely* about coffee can be asked there, b…
333 questions
Refers to the culinary definition of fruit: a sweet and/or seed-containing part of a plant that roughly resembles a botanical fruit, even if it is not a seed-containing botanical fruit.
330 questions
Questions on rice. Please be specific; different rice cooks differently.
Culinary use of spices, defined as the edible but non-leafy parts of certain plants.
325 questions
For questions about cleaning kitchen equipment after use. Please also tag with type of equipment you're cleaning. Do not use for food preparation (washing produce, cleaning fish, etc), just use the ta…
324 questions
a dish obtaining most of its flavor from a liquid created by extracting flavor from solids such as meat and vegetables.
310 questions
Questions about the use of culinary salt in the kitchen.
294 questions
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