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Questions about cooking by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven.
Our community answers question on food safety as defined by official regulations. Questions and answers that contradict that view, are considered off-topic.
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.
1331 questions
Questions on selecting, maintaining, and using cooking tools and equipment.
1273 questions
Questions about handling, preparing, or cooking chicken, either whole or parts.
786 questions
Questions about the flesh of an animal (especially mammal) used as food.
Questions about eggs and egg based foods, or egg substitutions in recipes.
719 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,…
676 questions
Questions about preparing or baking cakes, defined as chemically or mechanically (using eggs) leavened flour batter.
671 questions
A separately-prepared cooking liquid or condiment served with other food.
644 questions
Questions about how to store food so as to preserve its freshness and overall quality.
624 questions
Methods, techniques, and quality/safety concerns around the freezing of various foods.
554 questions
All about the scientific theories behind food. Cooking myths debunked here.
548 questions
Flour and a liquid mixed together to form a thick, malleable substance.
534 questions
Questions about what temperature is 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…
514 questions
Questions about selecting, operating, and maintaining conventional and convection ovens.
508 questions
For questions about chocolate as an ingredient. Also includes questions about the use of other cocoa-based products and questions about chocolate drinks.
483 questions
From the humblest pea to the immensest squash.
482 questions
Fats from plant sources that are 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…
476 questions
Questions about the identification, use, storage, and sometimes production of cheese.
465 questions
Questions specifically about the expected shelf life of a food item.
456 questions
Questions about LONG-TERM food storage such as canning, pickling, freezing, and drying.
444 questions
Questions about the make, manufacture, preparation, and cooking of all types of pasta, including traditional durum wheat, whole wheat, and gluten-free.
430 questions
A direct-heat cooking method using oil, butter, or other fat.
425 questions
Questions about sugar or substitutions for it for culinary purposes.
420 questions
For questions about animals that live under water, whether fresh water or salt water.
416 questions
Beef is 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 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…
414 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.
409 questions
Questions on rice. Please be specific; different rice cooks differently.
394 questions
Culinary use of spices, defined as the edible but non-leafy parts of certain plants.
382 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.
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Questions should be about flour (wheat or any other kind) uses, storage, etc.
374 questions
A soup is a dish obtaining most of its flavor from a liquid created by extracting flavor from solids such as meat and vegetables.
362 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…
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