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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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Is this an off-topic “what to make with X” question?

This question: Bananas - too many - so how can I preserve them? currently has some close votes, as an off-topic "What can I do with [ingredient]?" question. It does indeed ask for things to make with ...
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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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Are questions about economical cooking welcome here?

By economical cooking, I am thinking about utensils, cookwares, stoves, ovens, electricity and gas consumption, etc... - the cheapest good quality stuff. I am also talking about cooking methods that ...
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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 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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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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Scope - valid questions

Cooking moderators are diligent about managing scope / valid questions. I am not questioning current scope. May I ask if that was the scope going into beta or during beta did you find the need to ...
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Good opinion/poll questions

This question recently surfaced: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/2799/resources-for-a-beginner-learning-to-cook and I had to vote to close, as it is quite obviously an open ended opinion ...
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Is this question about brand comparison on topic?

Today we got the question What food processor to buy Vitamix pro 750 or Revoblend RB 500, which asks people to say which of two blenders is better. It also lists the tasks for which the blender will ...
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Are questions similar to this one on-topic on Seasoned Advice?

I read, How do I color an egg black? and I was wondering if such questions are on-topic. Essentially the question is about how to get a black hollowed egg that is then filled with powdered material, ...
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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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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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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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“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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Delete prank question - Keep salad cool in microwave

Regarding How can I keep my salad cold in the microwave? I think this was never intended to be a real question. Physics should NOT have migrated it to us. I am sure it was a joke or a prank. The ...
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Are fermented foods off topic for Seasoned Advice?

I have a question about making miso paste but fermentation is marked as off-topic. Does that include fermented foods? Miso paste is fermented soy bean paste Source: http://japanese-cooking-class-...
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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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Should we answer questions about biology, if they are food-related?

There was a very long comments-discussion on an answer of Can you develop an immunity to chopping onions causing tears?, which triggered an automatic flag. I will delete the discussion from there, but ...
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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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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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Should we keep this question about the amount of refrigerator space a person needs?

We just had a new question of a type we have never had before: What is 'adequate' refrigerated space for a single person I would normally argue that, if something is not forbidden, then it'...
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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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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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Keyword filter for frequent off topic issues

On SA, we have a guideline that health and medical related questions (for example, is it better to eat green beans raw or cooked?) are off topic. However, many new posters don't read the FAQ and ...
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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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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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In which kind of food item can x be used - offtopic?

What's the difference between green, white, and red onions? has received 2 close votes. In which kind of food items can Asafoetida be used? didn't receive any. Can mods clear the air here as to ...
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Would a question about food digestion be on topic?

I have a question about the mechanics of digesting food. Would that be on topic here? I'm thinking no, am I right?
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Resource for how different ingredients affect baking

Is the following question on-topic? Is there a good resource for how various common baking ingredients interact? For instance, I have a recipe which calls for creamed cottage cheese, and I'd like to ...
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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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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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Are questions about “use of leftovers” allowed here?

Are questions about uses and ideas for leftovers allowed or are they off-topic. I asked a question about leftover cakes once (maybe 1-2 years ago) and it was deleted as being too broad. I can't even ...
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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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What's the deal with open-ended questions?

There's a "too broad" close reason, for sure. And when voting to close, people sometimes to say "poll" questions are bad, and often mention something about "one correct answer" - what's the deal with ...
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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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On topic: product feature question?

Regarding: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/review/first-posts/14402 Is this question a good question for SA? I don't know whether to vote to close or not. It is dangerously near the line of ...
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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 been ...
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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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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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