What are the top ten dishes everyone should learn to cook?

Everyone? That covers a whole lot of territory. I can't see telling Asians, who generally don't have ovens, to learn how to bake things. The ten dishes that have seen me through life will not be the same as yours, so I'd go with basic concepts, e.g. a primary ingredient or

What dish are you best at cooking/baking?

In the past few years, with the help of my mother, I have realized that I have a gift for cooking!There was a time in my life where I didn't even know how to cook a grilled cheese sandwich. My ex-husband had to show me how to make one.

What are your favorite Christmas desserts?

Awesome question!!!I had never tried cheesecake until I met the woman I would love and live with for the rest of her life at age 23. I moved her and her 4 year old daughter in with me on Christmas Eve, 1983.My family didn't really have much of a Christmas tradition,

What are some must-watch food shows?

OMG. Listen1. Jamie at Home2. Masterchef Australia3. Eat Street4. Nigella Express5. The Little Paris Kitchen6. Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course7. Lorraine's fast, fresh, easy food8. Luke Nguyen's Vietnam9. From Spain with Love10. Man vs FoodYou NEED to watch these. I'd also like to mention The

What's one of your favorite comfort foods?

"Congee" originated from India.The word

What's your favorite weird food?

Kimchee, also called Korean sauerkraut. It is fermented cabbage heavily seasoned with red pepper and other spices.It is one of the

What's one of your favorite comfort foods?

"Congee" originated from India.The word

What is America's favorite food?

There are approximately 330 million Americans, from various races, ethnicities, and cultures, each with different cuisines too. So maybe it would be best to try to organize according to regional variations in favorite cuisines. These aren't perfectly accurate (that would be almost impossible), but they do give a general sense or idea or

What is the weirdest combination of food you like to eat?

1. Vanilla Ice Cream & Fried OnionI discovered this magical combination at my favorite place in the whole wide world, aka IKEA.  I would always go early morning and around lunch time buy a hot dog and drizzle it in ketchup, mustard, relish, and fried onion bits.  One

What's your favorite weird food?

Kimchee, also called Korean sauerkraut. It is fermented cabbage heavily seasoned with red pepper and other spices.It is one of the

How to take better pictures of the food I cook

1 - The single best thing you can do is use good lighting. This doesn't necessarily mean lots of light, but good quality of light. Without the skills (or means) to run studio lights at their best, I recommend shooting

What are your 'don'ts' in a fine dining situation?

Chef pet peeves (avoid if you want decent food):well-done meat (because they will sometimes microwave it, since you apparently have dead taste buds)tons of substitutions (one or two... maybe okay, if you make it clear that you have a serious food allergy, but you're

Which is your favorite dish in Mughlai cuisine?

Which is your favorite dish in Mughlai cuisine?Whenever I think of Deen Dayal Upadhyay cuisine, I am transported into a land of slow cooking, magnificent aroma of spices and the subtlety of flavours. It is difficult to pick one dish that is my favourite so I shall

What is your favourite restaurant and why?

My preference is a home style restaurant. Nothing beats a good home cooked meal, just like Grandma used to make.Everything would be made from scratch right down to the homemade biscuits.My ideal home cooked meal would consist of:Meatloaf with brown gravyReal mashed potatoes

Have you ever eaten cornbread?

I have, and it's delicious! Please enjoy my personal recipe.------------------Ingredients:1 ear of corn, shucked and detasseled.1 loaf of bread.Severalteen cold beers.1 hammer.2 sticks of butter.Some flour.------------------Instructions:Go to your basement workshop. Drink three of the cold beers.Take the loaf of bread, and place

What is the smoothest food you've ever eaten?

For me it's a toss up. I discovered a French recipe for mashed potatoes that was incredible. Here it is.3 lbs. peeled, diced (1″) Yukon Gold potatoes1/2 lb. European style butter (such as Plugra)up tp 6 oz. heavy creamsea salt to tasteCover the potatoes by 1″ with salted water, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

Exotic is a funny word.A lot of things that I used to think were exotic just became normal to me, either because I was exposed to them more, or because I had experience with things that had stuff in common with the formerly exotic things.So, as a

What if all foodies, food bloggers, chefs, and restaurants get one platform for networking?

That will be a great opportunity for the bloggers, food businesses and the readers. And one such platform is Blogmint.It will bring all the associated parties at the same platform saving time of the readers, restaurants and food bloggers. Food bloggers will get right brands to write for; chefs

What was the most remarkable 'semi-homemade' meal or dessert you've ever made? What did you add, to give it your own personal 'touch'?

What was the most remarkable "semi-homemade" meal or dessert you've ever made? What did you add, to give it your own personal "touch"?Don't attempt this unless you have an hour to spare and are very, very patient.Fluffy Fruit OmelettePrepare drunken golden raisins in a sauce pan with brandy, Benedictine, Grand Marnier, or your favorite liqueur, and your choice

How much of Trader Joe's food is manufactured in China?

I was not sure of how much of the food was manufactured in China, but recall while I worked there for four long months through the holidays, that the candies ginger was not available because the source of the ginger was not to their standards. What were we eating other than ginger, before they pulled the product!?!Fortunately there

What is the worst meal you've ever eaten, and what compelled you to try it?

My mother's meatloaf.Let me preface this with a simple fact, my mother is a fantastic cook and taught me a lot of what I know about culinary arts, both professionally and personally. She is quite creative in the kitchen, and many of her creations have won local competitions. Unfortunately, some of her creations don't turn out

Foodies: What's is the most delicious meal you've ever eaten in Buffalo, New York?

Schwabl's near the airport - Many lists of the best roast beef sandwiches in the country have this place near the top. They have been around so long they may as well have invented the beef on weck. They have been at their

What is the worst Belgian food you've ever eaten?

It's called Waterzooï.I have lived in Ghent for work for nine months, where this food takes its origin (although it's famous everywhere in the north of Belgium). One day, after I had told my colleagues that I never had one, I was invited for a lunch to eat this specialty in one of

What is the riskiest thing you ever ate?

As someone who is fond of spicy foods, I decided to try the hottest pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper (find more info here: Carolina Reaper), at an annual hot sauce festival in the city I live in (Houston, TX). To get an idea of how spicy it

What is the most expensive food item or meal you've ever had, and was it worth the cost?

The Tasting of New York Sirloin trio at Cut in Las Vegas. I was in town for only a few days with my husband, and we met up with his cousin for drinks and dinner. The menu included American Wagyu-style beef from Snake River Farms in Idaho (Coincidentally, not far from my house), USDA Prime dry aged

What is the best kind of pho to eat and what is the best way to eat it?

Growing up with a Vietnamese mother, I can safely say that I've had every type of pho under the sun, inside and outside of my mother's cooking, and obviously I would say the best is my mother's.  Therefore, asking someone what the best kind of pho is

What is the most delicious cheese you've ever eaten?

Cheese is a very personal choice, the usual saying: One man's food other man's poison. This saying holds perfectly true for cheeses.Some like it unripened, some like very mild and some like it super sharp cheese and some like different cheeses.When I was

Have you ever eaten durian?

I love durian. Its smell doesn't bother me at all. It's a lot of trouble to eat. And the last time I ate it, I had nightmares.Skip to the end if you want the short version.I've don't a lot of caulking with silicone caulk. It's usually

What is the strangest BBQ you've ever eaten?

BBQ camel. I sh*t you not.My boyfriend at the time was a Muslim from Saudi Arabia. His family was Extremely rich. We had flown to his country to attend a wedding in his family. I was wearing the traditional clothing hair

What is the best Italian food you have ever tasted?

About fifteen years ago we were in Bologna with my husband for the Fiera (Cersaie). A friend recommended an Agro-tourismo establishment in Castelfranco Emilia, half way between Bologna and Modena. We followed the instructions, that were really complicated and we ended up in the fields beyond the town's cemetery. We were about to turn around when

What's it like to eat at Michelin-starred restaurant?

It's an experience that I believe every foodie should have.I've had the pleasure of eating at a few one Michelin star restaurants but only one 3 Michelin star restaurant. (Hof van Cleve of Belgium)It was such an inspiring experience. The service was crisp but not pretentious. Most of the wait staff were in their

How to eat healthily while eating out in restaurants

There are a few ways you could do this. First off focus on enjoying the experience, the people around you and the restaurant atmosphere. That is more important than what's on your plate. If it's a restaurant or an outing for an occasion, be kind to yourself

Has a Chinese or Japanese restaurant in the United States ever received a Michelin three-star rating?

Yes. Masa, a sushi mecca in New York City, has three stars. It's the only one that I am aware of. Why are there few Chinese or Japanese restaurants in the U.S. with three Michelin stars? Well ...Let's be clear here: it's very

What are some must-visit places for a foodie in Seoul?

I assume you want to sample Korean food. Here are some of my favorite Korean food and restaurants in Seoul:Myeongdong Kyoja 명동 교자 - serves the most delicious kalguksu in my opinion. The mandu is delicious, too. Obviously, it's in Myeongdong. Myeongdong Kyoja (명동교자)Shinseon Seollongtang 신선 설농탕 - they serve really good

What was the most delicious hamburger you've ever had that wasn't from a fast food restaurant?

My grandmother was known for her giant hamburgers, and they were delicious. However, there was one other that really stuck in my memory.I went to region choir tryouts in the ninth grade in Corpus Christi, TX, back in 1979. At lunch, a few of us went to a diner across from the waterfront. It was attached

Have you ever eaten mice before?

Mice can get into homes and become a real problem - building nests, contaminating food, causing damage, and spreading disease. But to get rid of them, you need to understand what they do and what they like. Following are some of the most

What is the most unusual meat you've ever eaten? Was it good?

Locusts. Waxworms. Grasshoppers.The locusts were on pizza, the grasshoppers were dried, spiced, and dipped in chocolate fondue, and the waxworms (larvae of a particular moth) were candied and used as a flan topping. All at the same event, a dinner to encourage entomophagy (the eating of our little buggy buddies).I have to say, the bourbon definitely helped.Thoughts:

Have you ever eaten veal?

You BET I have. And I enjoy it. Very tasty.I don't eat much flesh, but I do enjoy it.

Foodies: What is the best Thanksgiving meal you've ever eaten?

The best Thanksgivings I had were at my grandmother's house. I helped her in the kitchen as a little kid before and after the meal. It was work all day and night from this tiny, quiet immigrant grandma who'd lost her young husband in World War II and raised

What is the most aesthetically pleasing dish you ever saw or ate?

Aesthetically pleasing you ask me?One thing came to mind a Syrian parley salad called tabbouleh. It's green with parsley and mint, white with bulghur wheat and red with diced sweet tomatoes. Add green onions, sweet tender tiny peas, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, Syrian Seven spice,

Which is the best place in Chennai for foodies to have a delicious, budget dining experience?

Ok for starters it will be the Dhabas, especially Sachin ka Dhaba.It isnt just Delicious, but gives you the feeling of having a homely food. I mean chicken Tikka masala, with Tangari Kabab and Parantha. Would leave you tastly Guilty. Its in Anna NagarThen there is Four Seasons, a hyderabadi cuisine. But for the

What is the oldest/grossest leftover food you've ever eaten, and did you get sick?

It was actually about 5 months ago.I had a pack of bacon. I fried it up and ate it.I then gathered up the trash and put the packet into it.It was 4 weeks after the use by date.I felt fine for the rest of

What's the spiciest food you've accidentally eaten?

Not really food per se, but I had a buddy of mine who was really into spicy food who bought some 100% capsaicin (the chemical compound that gives chilis their heat) crystals off the internet. They had a big warning on the bottle to not ingest them directly, you were supposed to dissolve a single

What is the weirdest food in your country?

Turducken.Turducken is an outlandish creation.I don't know exactly what inspired someone to look at a roast turkey and think to themselves,

What is the most expensive restaurant that you have ever eaten in?

One of the best, albeit most expensive restaurants we have been to is the Bourbon Steak Steakhouse in Scottsdale, AZ, part of the Fairmont Princess Resort.They have Japanese wagyu beef ribeyes on the menu listed as $45 per ounce ($1.59 per gm). Here is their complete steak menu: