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Seafood questions ask about cooking or culinary treatment of fish and shellfish, or other foods harvested from lakes, rivers, and oceans.
Questions about the practice of applying smoke to foodstuffs, often meat, in order to add flavor and/or preserve.
For questions about safety in the kitchen, i.e. during cooking. Use the [food-safety] tag for questions about food safety.
Questions about developing and maintaining a non-stick, rust resistant patina on certain kinds of cookware. Cast-iron and carbon steel in particular benefit from careful seasoning. Please use this tag…
Questions about preparing and cooking noodles, a strip, ring, or tube of pasta or a similar dough, typically made with egg and usually eaten with a sauce or in a soup.
Questions about use of, features of, or identification of a stove.
Implements used for cooking (e.g. whisk, spatula), serving (e.g. ladle), or eating (e.g. forks, spoons).
For use in questions regarding the formation and/or use of gelatin (a commonly used a gelling agent in food) which is used in a wide range of foods such as gelatin desserts (Jell-O), trifles, aspic, …
Preserving food by immersion in vinegar or brine
Topics around cooking without animal flesh or byproducts.
Culture of yeast and lactobacilli in a flour/water mixture, used to leaven bread (also known as levain)
Techniques and substitutions for gluten-free cooking and baking, especially for people with celiac disease or celiac sprue.
should be about traditional ingredients, preparations or dishes from Mexico - such as tamales, tacos or flan. Questions about ingredients common to Mexican-style cooking, but …
Questions about preparing and serving sushi - a Japanese food which commonly includes short-grain Japanese rice (mixed with rice vinegar, sugar and salt), fish or shellfish, and nori (seaweed paper). …
for questions about food or drinks that have gone bad, or will soon be.
Questions about the preparation or use of jam, fruit preserve made from fruit and sugar with the possible addition of pectin. Clear jam (without the bits) is also called jelly.
Coconut generally means the sweet creamy interior flesh of a whole coconut. Use this tag for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with coconut, coconut fle…
Stewing is the process of low-cooking proteins, vegetables, and/or other solids in liquid with the objective of flavorful solids; stew is the result.
for questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with mushrooms as a star ingredient.
For pancakes and similar products like crepes.
Questions about cheesecake, a kind of rich dessert cake made with cream and soft cheese on a graham cracker, cookie, or pastry crust, typically topped with a fruit sauce.
Oil extracted from pressed olives.
should be about mimicking some existing dish, snack, drink, etc.