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Purging clams v. mussels

rumtscho♦ and Luciano closed After purge clams 6 time in salt water 20 mins each, why they still exudate much grime? as duplicate. But wrong to assume purging clams is same as mussels?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Really good answers that are not accepted?

I frequently come across a question that was asked years ago, for which someone wrote a really good answer, but the answer was never "accepted". In some cases, the answer would make an excellent ...
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Merge / synonymise [fat] + [fats]

I found fat with 25 questions and fats with 139, can a mod merge both? Perhaps keeping fats since it has more questions, with a nice description it can become a tag for asking about the use of ...
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What are the differences between [allowed-topics] and [scope]?

I see that we have two meta tags that are similar, if not synonym: allowed-topics and scope. Are they really different? If not, should we merge them? See also on Meta Stack Exchange: What is the ...
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Are questions about food criticism on-topic?

Some concepts that related to food critic such as gastronomy, food studies, culinary arts also seem to be absent in here. The What topics can I ask about here? doesn't explicitly mention this topic. ...
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Considering leaving Stack Exchange

I've been considering writing about this for a while, particularly as I haven't seen any discussion on this particular community about the larger goings-on at SE and Meta. I had heard various ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Botulism questions

I have seen quite a few questions recently about the safety of using garlic and olive oil together. I know there are (viable) concerns about making your own garlic oil with peeled garlic toes and ...
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How long is to long to wait to accept an answer?

I asked a question and it may be a while before I make the recipe again to test out the answer. There are also multiple answers that need testing to find the best one. How long is it acceptable to ...
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Why are there separate pickles and pickling tags?

I came across a question tagged both pickles and pickling. Pickles has no tag wiki / usage guidance, and 19 questions. Pickling has "Preserving food by immersion in vinegar or brine" which is just a ...
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Why doesn't this site come with a body-positivity disclaimer?

I've been thinking about why I found this site so very unhelpful and realized that this is because of the implied body-positivity of this SE. This should be made more explicit to improve user ...
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How poorly do Vitamix blenders grate/shred/slice winter squashes?

How poorly do Vitamix blenders grate/shred/slice winter squashes? pertains to just Vitamix blenders, and so is more specific than Blender vs food processor vs juicer. I'm uncertain how my post ...
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For a mod other user was rude. I objected but now my post is gone. Why is my post unable to be edited without peer review?

Why is my post not listed under my questions? Why can’t I delete it? I tried to put this in meta, but the site won't let me ask a question there. I was NOT permitted to add a comment to any post ...
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How do I determine if my knife must be honed and/or sharpened?

I don't think How do I determine if my knife must be honed and/or sharpened? duplicates How to test that a knife is sharp enough?? In the former, I'm asking when to use a honing steel vs. a whetstone/...
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Is asking for reliable sources taboo here?

Is asking for reliable sources taboo here? I have no other way to explain why my question got four downvotes (and the answer got two). When it comes to food safety, I'm just not very interested in ...
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Can a “Shelf-life” synonym tag to “Storage-lifetime” be created?

While editing a new question, I wanted to add the "shelf-life" tag. There is no such tag (I should know this by now, having tried to use it several times.) Eventually I found the "Storage-lifetime" ...
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Serial Posting Questions with Bounties

I have noticed this trend on other sites too, but it bothers me most here (not getting into why). There is a particular user or two, who post questions (often riddled with links and specificity). They ...
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Should I answer my question

Since posting a question I discovered AN answer (basically re-read the recipe!!) and posted a comment to that effect; hoping that others would give their opinion on the topic (for or against what the ...
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People behavior : newcomer answer destroyed because it's not a comment, but he can't wrote comment on other posts because he has 1 reputation point

A newcommer helped us on a post on SeasonnedAdvice : A strange cooker or fait-tout or... what can it be?. Because it was is first post on StackExchange, he wasn't able to post a comment with 1 ...
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Posts being edited that do not substantially improve and necro a post?

I have noticed lately that there have been a number of old, low vote number (<1) posts re-appearing at the top of the forum. This is also happening to some recent highly voted posts. It would seem ...
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Right Place for Discussion - Meal Prep

First off, let me start by saying this is my first post on ANY Meta page so if this is off-topic or not the right place, let me know and I can delete it. I was wondering if Seasoned Advice was the ...
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What to do when I disagree with a mod about a question marked as duplicate?

Here's the question: How long is raw (unrendered) beef suet is good for in the fridge? Please read it full. The mod closed it as duplicate. But that question has no answer whatsover. In the comments ...
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Should specific questions be made generic?

Should this question about seasoning a particular enamel cast iron frying pan be made into a generic question such as: "Should enameled cookware be seasoned?" My reasons for this is that other ...
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How to deal with old questions with good information, but no accepted responses - a duplicate?

It seems to me that a question should be marked as duplicate, even if the earlier duplicate question does not have an answer that is accepted as "correct." The issue arises from this recent question. ...
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How to deal with old questions with wrong answers?

So, we got a question on the old myth of heating the pan before adding oil today. This question is a duplicate of a much older question, of course. However, there's a problem: the accepted answer ...
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What drives many users to be overly concerned about safety?

I am surprised by the number and contents of question concerning food safety. Please do not take this as an assertion about non existence of microbic contamination or to ridiculize anything / anyone. ...
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Reformatting a (disclosed and relevant) product advertisement

https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/98773/35312 That answer actually has relevant explanations (why do/don't certain oils behave so and so), and at the same time is advertising a product (in honesty, ...
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Can I ask for help identifying something I've had?

I want to ask help identifying a specific type of tea. It has a single, objective answer, but it seems like it may not be appropriate for this site. To be more specific, there are different kinds of ...
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When to mark a question as answered

Am I right that I only tick an answer to my question if the answer is 'complete'? There is an answer that is "an answer" but not "the amswer". ALso, I assume one can only tick one answer to the ...
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Why is this comment not unfriendly/unkind?

I flagged a comment recently for being unfriendly/unkind, and the flag was declined. This question is off-topic here, would be off-topic on an image recognition site. It is asking for impossible ...
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Reopen request on question about fried foods

What is the best way to keep the quality of fried food? was recently closed as a duplicate of Best way to hold deep-fried foods?. However the former is asking about storage methods of still hot food ...
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How can I cook without butter, sugar, salt, flour, meat, fat, etc

Along with a post in October about one day without a food safety question, I wish there would be a day without a question about how to cook without the listed items in my title and more. While I ...
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Why so little discussion of Instant Pots?

In the web as a whole, I see lots of chatter about recipes for instant pots, mostly too-long videos or stream of consciousness blogs filled with popups and spam. So I looked here, hoping to learn in ...
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About to make google search console for my food blogger

I have a food blogger, I would like to make a google search console but I really can not do it right. Can I ask you for help?
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019 [duplicate]

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Asking questions with obvious answers

I came across this questions today: Olive oil instead of peanut oil to air fry potato? It doesn't explain why the question is being asked except that the OP is allergic to peanut oil. It's hard to ...
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Is asking about (un)healthy meats in a specific country on topic?

It’s New Year again, and time to make lots of resolutions, only to see them fall by the wayside :-) I was thinking about cutting down on meat and switching to more healthy kinds. In general, I think ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Are questions about making cooking equipment on topic?

Related to this question: Home-made gas grill burners? Are questions about how to make equipment (either components, as in this case, or hypothetically a more complete object like a chef's knife or ...
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Should we accept edits that correct factually wrong answers?

We recently had a question that appeared on HNQ and got an answer that was factually wrong but got 10+ upvotes. I downvoted and commented to explain that it was wrong; several other people downvoted. ...
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Should I delete a wrong answer when there is a correct answer

This question asked "What is this thing?" My answer was "I think it's a foo." Someone else answered "It's a bar". They are right. I have seen What should I do if I decided my upvoted answer is ...
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I'm having trouble formulating a cooking energy-efficiency question. Any suggestions?

For a while I've been thinking off-and-on about energy efficiency in cooking, partly prompted by camping methods, but more in the context of domestic frugality. Some methods are obvious, like lids on ...
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Do we want to answer individual “how much alcohol is left in this dish” questions?

We have an old question Cooking away alcohol that gives general knowledge about the evaporation rates of alcohol. The answers there are quite extensive. We also get, every now and then, new ...
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Which stack website do I ask questions about agriculture or farming homegrown food advice

I started growing my pineapple plant crown from a dole pineapple that I bought at the grocery store 3 months ago. It is growing bigger and healthy everyday that goes by.
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Should we provide instructions in simple English?

Occasionally we get new users that apparently are struggling with the English language and the rules of the site. I have the feeling that simply pointing them to the Tour and Help Center is not really ...
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Seasoned Advice updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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A day without food safety questions

I just noticed that today -- Wednesday October 24th, 2018 -- when I opened up "new questions", there were the usual 25 most recent questions on the page, and not one of them was about food safety or ...
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What makes a burger a [tag:burger]?

When reviewing suggested edits, I saw a proposed edit to add the tag hamburgers to a question about a salmon "burger". I've had salmon burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, venison burgers. So a ...
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How Black&White are the language rules on Seasoned Advice?

I've always been aware that, as a general rule, only English answers are allowed on the entire SE network, but I've recently posted an English answer containing quite a few non-English terms... As a ...

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