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Should this question on the interpretation of food safety rules be reopened?

We had a question on the interpretation of USDA rules, What does the USDA mean when it says cooked (meat) is good for a range of days?. It got closed with three user votes as a duplicate on the ...
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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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Is the question on cooking turning food unsafe clear enough?

We have a recent question, Is anything made less safe by cooking?. I liked it at first, thinking it might bring to light interesting edge cases. However, seeing the comments and answers, I am very ...
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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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Is "Do restaurants regularly disinfect baskets and trays?" a good question?

Here's the question: (as of this writing) Do restaurants regularly disinfect baskets and trays? I certainly hope the answer to this question is yes, but do restaurants regularly disinfect ...
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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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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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Letters to Cuisinart

This is about Does the Cuisinart “Bold” setting result in bland, or even acrid, coffee?: Had I not seen Aaronut's comments on that question, I would have just flagged it, assuming a moderator hadn't ...
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What's wrong with this question about handles?

The question What determines if the handle of a pan gets hot while in use?, seems to have picked up a lot of anonymous negative feedback, completely out of proportion to the actual score. For those ...
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Can we improve this menu planning question?

The question, Forties dinner buffet, has a close vote and a flag. I have to agree that as written, it's not a good fit for Seasoned Advice (or any Q&A site). However, I think we benefit from the ...
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kombucha question

The post for kombucha is borderline on the Community Wiki / call for recipes. Is the question refining a problem or extending a technique in a Question and Answerable way? Is the question explaining ...
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What's the difference between these two "list of x" questions?

What to do with barbecue sauce What are some tasty ways to use up our [extra barbeque] sauce? 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 ...