There seems to be a consensus here that preparing beverages (tea, coffee, cocktails, etc.) is on-topic here, and that it's included in "Cooking & food preparation methods". However, by the common, non-technical meanings of the terms, beverages are not "food", and preparing them is not "cooking".

I suggest changing that to be clearer. We could either changing it to something like "Cooking & food preparation methods, including for beverages" or alternatively add another bullet point for beverages.

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Here's a copy we can all edit on. I've put in one of your suggestions to start with.

Note that I reordered the bullet points - they're closer to being in order of popularity, and they also flow a little better.

If you have a question about:

  • Cooking & food preparation methods, including beverages
  • Recipe comprehension, improvement, and repair
  • Food handling and storage
  • Ingredient selection and use
  • Kitchen equipment

...then you've come to the right place - we want to help you!

  • I don't object to you putting a copy of this as a community wiki and we can review/implement revisions, but it's buried in a rather specific meta question and therefore not very discoverable. I'm not sure it'll be much use in this context.
    – Aaronut
    Nov 6, 2013 at 0:41
  • @Aaronut I just figured that, given the number of people who come to meta, it was unlikely that we'd get enough answers and votes to matter. I can delete it and just post the individual line, if you think that's better.
    – Cascabel Mod
    Nov 6, 2013 at 1:12

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