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.
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
If you are just doing regular cooking, the freezer cooking list I was on
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
We are trying to go organic so I am in a LOT of cooking groups, my
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
youcan look up just about anything :) I do love the slowcooker groupthough, its mostly crock pot reicpes but you can convert them to ovenif you want :)
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!
> We are trying to go organic so I am in a LOT of cooking groups, my > favorite is: >
> email@example.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
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 :)>
> On Thu, 1 Mar 2007 14:28:27 -0800, "BEI Design"
>>> This group (alt.sewing) is wonderful. Now, however, I need a
>>> 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.
>>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
On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 15:39:23 -0800, Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to
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.
Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply
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...
Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to reply
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. :)
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 :)
On Sat, 03 Mar 2007 05:17:21 -0800, Melinda Meahan - take out TRASH to
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.)