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can I ask health related question

For example can I ask that some peoples says that "Drinking water after meal is harmful for us" is that true?
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Is there a stackexchange site for healthy or poisoning food questions?

I just joined Seasoned Advice, I read the tour and it states: Don't ask about... [...] General health, diet, and nutritional topics (e.g. "Is cauliflower healthy?") Well, bummer, I got a question ...
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Are food regulations on topic?

I might have dietary restrictions that affect my choice of ingredients. Many countries have regulatory bodies (like the FDA in America) that encourage or require food vendors to respect these ...
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I have a question about how chefs work at restaurants, not necessarily related to cooking. Is it off topic?

I was wondering if chefs are ever forced to compromise on quality due to time constraints and if there are any tricks they commonly use to speed up the cooking process. Would this fit well into ...
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Are “how can I modify my recipe to achieve X” questions off-topic?

I have a recipe that I want to modify to make it more fluffy/modify the flavors of, and I'm curious whether the modifications I plan to attempt will have my desired effect. I'm worried, however, that ...
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Proper way to “fix” closed question

I messed up asking my first question on Seasoned Advice, which was rightfully put "on-hold" as off-topic. For reference: Can I use oil in marinades for dehydrated mushrooms? I think I fixed it, but ...
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Would a simliar “freshness” question about onions be considered a duplicate?

I recently asked this question about how to keep a Tomato fresh, with the understanding that keeping it in the fridge would cause wilting, and that keeping it on the counter could lead to bacteria and ...
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Moderator misunderstanding of question

I recently created a question on here. Yes, it was my first question on this specific SE site; however, I tried to cater it to the intended use case as close as possible. I decided to leave out some ...
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Are low researched or very general knowledge questions allowed?

Are questions that show almost no research or are about very general knowledge cooking allowed here? The reason for my question is this post that I came across. Simply looking at it, I would assume (...
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questions about shows

Are questions about shows like hell's kitchen allowed? For example I wanted to ask if dishes like risotto or beef Wellington are really hard to cook because the contestants often fail at this. Is it ...
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Why all the down-voting?

I'm a new member, and I've noticed that a number of questions (which seem fine to me, and apparently also to others who answer them) get down-voted. Then an answer I gave about frying potatoes got ...
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Should a question that the user doesn't 'care' about qualify as “Not a real question”

Personally I am not big on 'closing questions' but some, I think deserve that distinction. This morning What can I use instead of amaranto? was posted, along with several 'similar' questions. In the ...
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Winners of Special Weekly Topic Contest: March 13 - April 3, 2012 (Pies, Cakes, Cookies!)

I'm going to be on vacation March 18 - 28, and without internet access for much of that time - which overlaps with what would be three separate weekly contests. In order to keep these running, ...
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(Discontinued) Weekly Topic Contest! Ask great questions, enter to win a prize

This weekly topic contest has been discontinued. Thank you all for your participation. The basic idea of a Topic of the Week contest is to increase the content we have about hot and/or ...
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Would a question regarding making homemade pet (kitten/cat) food be considered off-topic?

After recently acquiring a kitten and buying kitten food, I looked at the ingredients and was pretty grossed out at what it actually listed. Would I be able to ask a question pertaining to how to ...
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Aren't questions about keeping something in the refrigerator that don't specify for how long too generic to be answered?

Are questions like "Is it safe to keep [X] in the refrigerator?" too generic to be answered? For example, see https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/376/is-it-safe-to-put-rice-in-refrigerator ...
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Is a question about an authoritative source on-topic, on “Seasoned Advice”?

Is a question about an authoritative source on-topic, on cooking.SE? It seems an off-topic question to me, as cooking.SE is not a site for questions about food tests. Am I being too restrictive?
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Should “general reference” questions be asked and answered here?

For some background on the broader topic, see: Are questions that are easily answered with Google appropriate for the site? This is essentially a smaller subset of that. I want to state for the ...
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Would a Question About Intuition Be Appropriate

The other day I was having a terrible time figuring out how to brown chicken for fajitas in a pan without drying it out (something about my temperature just wasn't working). My spouse came into the ...
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Is there an appropriate/recommended question length?

This may seem like a strange question, but I want to make sure I'm sticking with the spirit of the site when I ask questions. I notice a lot of questions are extremely short, sometimes even just ...
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What should I do if a question has no answers?

Is there anything that can be done to bring a question back to the top when it has received no answers?
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Is it ok to change a question because of a great answer?

The specific example is: Can any harm come of eating watermelon seeds? The answer by hobodave is quite thorough so I was wondering, would it be alright to rewrite the question to be more general, ...
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Are questions that are easily answered with Google appropriate for the site?

I just answered the question "Buttermilk Substitute?". Typing the question in to Google turned up pages and pages of detailed discussion about what to substitute for buttermilk. Do these "easy" ...
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When is it appropriate to answer your own question?

Eeek, I'm getting a suggestion that this is "subjective and likely to be closed." I apologize if this is the wrong type of question, but since it's a "I'm a beginner, what's the etiquette" question, I ...
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Buying different products guidance.

When buying food products like: meat & fishes fruits & vegetables herbs & spices There are always specific things to look at (like in this question: What should I check when buying a ...