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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Spam filter fired inappropriately
I asked a question with a title that was too short. I was informed of the minimum title length so I fixed my title and clicked "Post Your Question" again. I was then sent to the 'are you a human' page ...
Food and Cooking logo?
When and how is this Stack Exchange going to get a logo? #5 on this blog post clearly says we should be thinking about this. Is Jin Yang going to make it? Am I jumping the gun since we don't yet have ...
Beta: public or private?
I thought we were in private beta. Today, I received an email saying Please share a link to the site with anyone you think might be interested in our community: http://cooking.stackexchange....
Is 'acceptance' going to be any use at all here?
I'm seeing a trend, but perhaps others won't agree. Most questions benefit from multiple answers. Here's an example. My proposal, which perhaps needs to go to the main meta site, is that cooking ...
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 :) ...
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?
No Editors. Perhaps people already trusted to edit on other sites could be allowed to edit during the beta?
If the reputation system is the same as SO, then you need 3000 rep to edit other questions/answers. We don't have anyone near that yet, and looks like we won't by the time the beta goes public. Why ...
Are questions on alcohol beverages allowed?
Is it allowed to ask questions on: wine (eg. does red wine suits to chicken?) vodka (eg. how to make herbal liqueur from vodka?) beer (eg. what kind of beer is best for Beer Can Chicken - I know its ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Inline Unit Conversion
This is related to a question I just posted on standardizing units. As I presuppose in that question, most of us are familiar with one set of units, and the other reads like gibberish. The simplest ...
I'm starting to see more and more answers with numbers in them - the most common being temperature, but the argument can be extended to volume and weight. I'm surprised it hasn't been asked before, ...
Questions about cooking terms / vocabulary.
Right now, I have a community wiki question on the main (non-meta) site regarding language differences between english dialects There's a few comments to take it to meta, a pointer to the glossary (...
Cooking for Engineers
I know this is a cooking site, but the seed population is probably from Stack Overflow and its "trilogy" and is thus technically inclined. If it's not already in the works, it seems a perfect match ...
Starting with a reputation score of 1.
Starting with a reputation score of one on a new side is hard. I can't create my own tags (asking different questions is hared), I can't add more than 1 comment every three minutes and I'm constantly ...
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 ...
[Technique] or [Cooking-Techniques]?
This topic of question will likely become one of the most popular, so we should have one tag to refer to it. I would support [Technique], since it is singular and I think Cooking is already implied.
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....
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 ...
Do we need links to all the trilogy and friends on the footer on a cooking site?
I think not. The parent site should be listed more prominently on the footer and maybe only leave the link to api (if the api will work on this site) and area51.
What's going on with the meta site in terms of badges/points?
This is probably meta-meta but we don't have a site for that (or is there some sort of meta area51 site for this?). I noticed my points from Cooking carry over to the meta site, but my badges don't. ...
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 [...
Do we need a special syntax highlighter for cooking?
Currently the syntax highlighter is the same used for programming languages. Which means that the following looks a bit weird: Fish and eggs Should the syntax highlighter be disabled, should we make ...
Copyright -- quoting cookbook versus referencing
Questions turn up for which a good answer is sitting on my bookshelf. Anyone care to comment on my decision to post a reference but not quote the material? EDIT Some thoughts in response to answers ...
Cooking terms glossary
Following this question, I propose to build a glossary of common (and not so common) cooking terms in english, so everybody can communicate on the same terms and resolve disagreements or ...
Horse / dog / pet preparation questions
I thought this showed up as one of the example questions during the proposal phase, but can't recall the outcome (if there was one): is meat from animals Americans keep as pets considered "food" for ...
What about creating a glossary of cooking terms in english?
I think it would be very helpful to avoid or resolve ambiguity in communication. I expect a lot of people participating here won't be native english speakers and cooking technical terms only make ...
Vegan / Vegetarian / Meat tags
Hopefully this site will be great for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. By using the interesting tag/ignored tag system, vegans can hopefully mostly ignore all the different discussions of ...
At what point are questions too subjective on a cooking site - aren't recipes and advice on types of foods subjective?
Of course my question on organic foods was closed as being too subjective, despite there being studies quoted in answers. There are plenty of objective materials out there which people would be able ...
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-...
Suggest a domain name. [duplicate]
Possible Duplicate: Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline Note: We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong ...