Comparable food (cooking) group?

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This group (alt.sewing) is wonderful.  Now, however, I need a comparable
cooking group.  When I google for recipes I can get plenty of new recipes,
but I need the advice and extra hints that come in this group, not to
mention the moral support which can be so helpful.

Is there such a place?  Please tell me about it.

Meanwhile, very painful arthritis is preventing me from sewing, but I follow
your sewing ventures and  adventures and enjoy them vicariously.

Please help if you know of any such group.

Thanks.

Lilajane
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Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
Well, there's rec.food.cooking, but if you think this group is nasty, as
some apparently do, you will hate rec.food.cooking.  They tend to be
food snobs.

If you are just doing regular cooking, the freezer cooking list I was on
was really nice -- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/friendly-freezer -- but
they generally discourage general cooking questions.

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Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:39:23 -0800, Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to

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So I went to look at it -- at least ten times as active as this group,
but seems to be mostly civil conversation, with a minimum of off-topic
digressions.  As on any very active group, there are a few people you
need to killfile, and a few people daft enough to encourage them by
responding to their posts.  

I didn't notice any advertisements -- but then I didn't open any posts
with all-caps subject lines -- so they must be as "nasty" as this
group about defending their right to have a conversation.  

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Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
There are a number of gourmet cooking snobs there that you have to
ignore, and they get nastier than I have ever seen anybody here get.

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 other than Sheldon, SW, Peter A & Joe Spare Bedroom (who has
other issues besides food snobbery), who on rfc gets nasty?
 i'd agree it's going through a more chat than recipes phase
right now, but if you request advice, you'll get it.
 Sheldon can be a disgusting jerk, but he does know cooking...
lee
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Well, that's LOTS more than happens here.  I don't generally see whole
threads here bashing individual people.

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True.  And if you request advice here, you get it as well.

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Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply

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 well, i admit to skipping threads in rfc ;)
 i introduced Sheldon to misc.rural (we were discussing
tractors on rfc. a bit OT) & he's more subdued there, oddly
enough. still opinionated, but not nearly as nasty. :)
 
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 even recipes... i have seen that happen here too.
i wish there was a nice beadwork group, but, oh well... i bet
if i really had a question someone here could answer :)
 
lee <has to finish a beadwork piece so i can finish knitting a
sock so i can start on my Renaissance fair outfit...>
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Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 05:17:21 -0800, Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to

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When you have ten times as many people, you have ten times as many
nutcases -- which means that you have enough nutcases to keep a thread
going.  In any large group, one must keep a large killfile.  

But I think I'll unsubscribe -- I've been cooking longer than most of
those guys have been alive, and these days I prepare only one very
simple meal a day  -- often something that goes straight from box to
oven.  My time would be better spent kneading bread.  

I've recently resumed baking bread, and though I once wore out the
dough hooks on a mixer, I find that hand kneading is easier -- if you
make bread in batches that two people can eat up before it gets stale.
In our case, that's one teaspoon of yeast, one teaspoon of salt, one
cup of water, and two or three cups of whole-grain flour.  

Which, it turns out, is exactly enough dough to make a pizza on Sunday
evening.  I use an old cast-iron griddle for a pizza pan, which makes
lovely crisp crust.  

Today's pizza had mozzarella -- I think I prefer the assorted scraps
of cheeses I used before.   I've a quarter cup of steel-cut oats
soaking in the cup of water for the loaf I mean to bake tomorrow.

Ob sewing:  I finally finished my "quick to make" wallet yesterday.
Haven't decided what to work on next -- the nylon wind pants aren't
quite as urgent as they were.  (It *ought* to be the pile of mending.)

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You can search the rec.cooking and the alt.cooking hierarchy at google
groups. In additional to general, there are groups dedicated to various
cuisines.



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Are you dealing with specific dietary needs?  If you need a group
to lend advice for diabetes, for instance, there are several
newsgroups with "diabetes" in their name.  That's probably true
for other health concerns as well.

If you just want new recipes, or maybe some specific ethnic food
recipes, you can probably use the advanced group search at the
Google archives:
http://groups.google.com/advanced_search?q=&hl=en &

HTH,

Beverly



Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
We are trying to go organic so I am in a LOT of cooking groups, my
favorite is:

snipped-for-privacy@yahoogroups.com   and the ones I've found on in the news
groups are: alt.food.recipes  and alt.h.i.p.c.r.i.m.e.food.recipes
There is also a website I use that is http://www.allrecipes.com you
can look up just about anything :) I do love the slowcooker group
though, its mostly crock pot reicpes but you can convert them to oven
if you want :)




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Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
I can't find alt.food.recipes, and my news server carries almost
everything.  Are you sure you aren't talking about rec.food.recipes?
(which doesn't allow discussion about cooking)?  If not, can you
double-check the newsgroup name, pretty please with sugar on top?

Melinda, confirmed recipe junkie, with hundreds of thousands of recipes
on her hard drive -- really!

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The one I subscribe to is aus.food. It is specifically Australian, and some
people can get a bit annoyed if you post something obviously not Australian
(ie Aus uses metric measurements, some food terminology is different), but
if you go along with the prevalent mood you can get good advice and hints as
well as the occasional recipe.

Cheers,
Liz



Re: Comparable food (cooking) group?
Try googling "cooking forum"

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