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“What should i cook” type questions

Yesterday, this question was asked: How can I create a varied (or at least tasty) menu for a 12 day hike whilst using as few ingredients as possible? It was closed by a moderator, with the comment: ...
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Is asking to identify a food from a picture on-topic?

Here on the Black Sea in Romania people are eating a shellfish called in Romanian "rapane" which they translate as "oyster". But they are elongated spiral shells which to me look nothing like the ...
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How dynamic is the scope of SA

I've found the current scope of Seasoned Advice seems well defined, and the community does a good job of defending it. There are certainly virtues to keeping the scope under control, and I don't want ...
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Are questions about food presentation and table setting on- or off- topic?

I wanted to ask a question about how to present a steak at a dinner we are hosting tonight for another couple. (This fancy dinner thing is new to me and we're trying out the new settings we got from ...
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Should questions about serving (rather than cooking) food be allowed?

This is partially inspired by the fried egg question which was closed. The question is: do we want questions about food presentation, or even preparation final touches, to be considered off-topic? ...
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Why is “what is a sub for parsley” ok but “what goes with green tea” not?

Possible Duplicate: What's the point of cooking.stackexchange.com? I find it useless so far. See Also: What's the difference between these two "list of X" questions This question has ...
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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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Where do we draw the line on culinary uses questions?

Long ago, we decided that recipe requests were considered off topic as they are not objective, do not promote "expert" answers, and are highly susceptible to "me too" answers. However, there is a ...
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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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Are dietary “looking for ideas” questions on-topic?

A friend of mine has a son with a congenital heart defect. His doctors have put him on a strict fat-free diet (10-15 grams a day). Obviously, the parents have difficulty to provide a diversified and ...
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Is there anything in the Coffee proposal that doesn't fall inside the scope of this site?

Just looking at the proposal's on-topic question list: How do I roast my own coffee beans? Does the temperature of the water used to make the coffee affect the flavour of it? When I use my french ...
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Should place-setting questions be closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are questions about food presentation and table setting on- or off- topic? This question refers to Tine's Arrow with regard to forks which was just asked on Seasoned Advice. ...
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Do we need a NPOV policy for statements around health/diet/nutrition?

Another issue has come up lately that is concerning to me and I'd like to get some feedback from the community on whether this is something we need to nip in the bud or if I'm just overreacting. ...
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What types of recipe questions are allowed?

I'm confused by the distinction being made between "recipe swapping" and "recipe comprehension/improvement/repairs". Why are some recipe questions allowed but not others? Aren't they all about ...
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Are Questions About Appliance or Equipment Repair On Topic?

This question about ice maker repair seems off-topic to me. I went to check the FAQ, but it says the "equipment" questions are on topic. Does that include repair? That seems more appropriate for ...
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Proposal to end the recipe and subjectivity debates

Food and Cooking SE has only existed for 65 days, but they've been contentious days. Every SE site has problems working out just how much subjectivity will be tolerated and where the on-topic/off-...
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“Uses of X” questions - are they just recipe swaps in disguise?

EDIT: There is an FAQ question based on the results of this discussion. I just came across the Chocolate Peppers question and have been trying to figure out what to make of it. I can see how this ...
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Are recipe requests ok if they are fundamental enough?

Some recipes seem to be so fundamental that there is an objective answer. For instance, How do I make a risotto base, How do I make caramel, What are the basics of a soufflé? This question about ...
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Is this equipment question off-topic?

Good (cheaper) alternative to Vitamix Blender I think this should be closed for several reasons, but want to get some feedback about this general "style" of question. First, it seems to fall in the ...
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Odd question, may just not belong on the cooking site

I have a question for cooks about cooking mentally, building up foods around an idea and i would like to turn it out to other cooks. however i am just wondering if it an apprpriate question for the ...
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Difference between “health” and “nutrition” tags.

Re: Does microwaving destroy nutrients in food? I wasn't sure if I should add the health tag to this question or not. Nutrition, obviously, fits the bill here. However, I'm not sure how the health ...
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What should our FAQ contain?

Since this is one of the 7 Essential Meta Questions of Every Beta... What should go in our FAQ? Most of the FAQ is boilerplate, but we need to determine the on-topic and off-topic subjects that go ...
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Should “I need a recipe for X?” questions be off-topic?

First discussed when the site was proposed: What's a good recipe for <insert some dish>? I believe that allowing recipe exchanges in a professional Q&A site would be a huge mistake. The "low-...
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Recent “what is a good snack for ____?” questions

I've noticed a recent uptick in questions fitting this format in the past few days. Most have been closed (one I can't find), and the others are on their way to closure. Examples: https://cooking....
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Are we about serving, or just cooking/food preparation?

I think that we've been ignoring the elephant in the room. Underlying all of the current arguments about the inclusion of alcohol- and beverage-related questions (which, IMO, don't seem to be ...
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Something strange and is the scope of the site to narrow?

First up, I don't understand why people closed How to make Salad Olivier? [closed] A how to question, yet allowed: How to make large clear ice cubes How do you make General Tso’s chicken as ...
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Food questions not related to how to cook

The majority of the site seems to be dominated by 'how to cook' questions. I don't think this is a bad thing, but should the site also cover other food realted questions such as food history, eating ...
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Should this “recipe” question have been closed/deleted?

I just want to put it out there - even though I'm firmly in the camp of recipe-swapping being off-topic, that doesn't mean we immediately need to close every question with the word recipe. The ...
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Are “How do I store x” type questions off topic?

There are a few questions cropping up about "how do I store x" or "how long can I keep x before it goes off" and whilst I think food preservation is interesting, I tend to think that these are off ...
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Food waste recycling - yea or nay?

This question came up today: Reusing coffee grounds It has 1 off-topic close vote (not mine). I tend to lean more toward a restrictive scope at this point, but I'm not sure what to think about this ...
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How should we handle “I was following recipe X, but Y went wrong, how to avoid the problem?” questions?

Putting the recipe swap questions issue aside, I think these questions should be on topic (for sane values of Y) as they usually have an answer (you applied too much heat, too little water, etc.) ...
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I Voted to close this question. Do you agree?

https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/1020/whats-your-go-to-recipe I voted to close despite it's CW status because it was too chit-chatty. I think CW only indicates that there may be many right ...
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What type of drink related questions are on topic?

While its still too early to say for sure... and I happen to personally disagree with the sentiment... In what can only be called a stunning reversal from Area51 sentiment, it appears the community ...
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Shouldn't we ease up a bit on the “Should xxx be allowed?” metas?

I've been a little disturbed at the amount of questions being asked that fall into this format. The one that really "pushed me over the edge" (the edge of making a comment about it; I'm not raging :) ...
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Are questions about equipment off topic?

There have been a few questions about knives, and these seem on topic but a question about an ice cream maker part, is this on or off topic? and for what reason?
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should there be tags for each type of food stuff?

I've noticed a few tags like pizza meatballs eggs. Do we want to allow these sort of tags? or should they be removed? I can sort of see the use for more generic foods like eggs or pasta but ...
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What kind of “how to use ingredient X” questions are appropriate?

This is in regard to a question I just posted: Recommended cooking uses for applejack? . It's a "how can I use ingredient X" question, which I imagine we'll see a lot of. It's an area of perennial ...
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Why was this question closed?

Why is this question considered ok: How do you care for your knives? Yet this isn't, and was closed: Cutting boards: What are some general tips on purchasing and using a cutting board? I would ...
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Restaurant mimicry questions allowed?

This is somewhat related to 'Should “I need a recipe for X?” questions be off-topic?'. The idea is, if I really like dish/sauce/etc at restaurant Y - is a question asking - 'what is the recipe for [...
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Should questions that have a list of answers be allowed?

I've recently asked a few questions which deliberately push the boundaries of what is acceptable on the site because I was hoping to get a few good examples of what might be useful off-topic questions....

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