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Are "how can I modify my recipe to achieve X" questions off-topic?

This is a good type of question, and not at all off topic. We would be happy to have it. The one caveat is that you should know what "X" is and be able to describe it. So, question which work well ...
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Can I ask health related question?

No, that kind of questions is very clearly off topic. We are primarily cooks here. Our common interest is food. We can not give medical advice, in fact, many questions of the “Is X healthy?” type ...
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I have a question about how chefs work at restaurants, not necessarily related to cooking. Is it off topic?

It sounds like you are trying to ask about cooking, but it's not a great question yet because it's really broad. Asking how to do any one cooking task faster is a great cooking question, and doesn't ...
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Would a simliar "freshness" question about onions be considered a duplicate?

Asking about keeping onions would not be a duplicate of the tomato question. There are questions on the site though regarding onions that may be a duplicate.
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Moderator misunderstanding of question

The way I see it: you wanted to get certain information, and asked a question about it. Part of the information you wanted was to know whether the contents of a certain drink are suitable for swelling ...
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Moderator misunderstanding of question

First of all, it's difficult to tell exactly what you're trying to ask here, but I'm assuming that you want to know a little more about what's on and off topic on our site, and get your question into ...
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Proper way to "fix" closed question

Questions that were edited after being put on hold do go in the reopen queue, and yours was indeed in the queue, and has collected two reopen votes! But given the rather small number of users who ...
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Are low researched or very general knowledge questions allowed?

It's very easy to find on the web what a rubber spatula is, but the question wasn't asking what a rubber spatula is, it was asking to identify the utensil in a photo. You don't specify how you would ...
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Should specific questions be made generic?

The beauty of generic questions is also their Achilles heel - they are generic. In some cases, a generic Q/A serves as catch-all for what is repeatedly asked, especially by new users that don’t ...
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Is there a stackexchange site for healthy or poisoning food questions?

First of all: Thank you very much for actually taking the tour before posting! That said, our sister site Medical Sciences could be what you are looking for. From their help: What topics can I ask ...
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Right Place for Discussion - Meal Prep

Yes, the main site is the correct place for this sort of discussion. However, as I am sure you have, given your reputation; please read the help center and keep the questions specific/on-topic. Broad ...
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questions about shows

I am afraid that your question as stated are dishes like risotto or beef Wellington really hard to cook ill have to be closed. It doesn't matter if you refer to a cook show or not. But all ...
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questions about shows

While your questions are obviously inspired by the show, they don't seem like they're really about the show at their core. These questions are really just of the form "What makes X difficult, what ...
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Are low researched or very general knowledge questions allowed?

That one bugged me, and I was disinclined to answer it. It seemed too obvious to be taken seriously. I did answer it and the upvotes and comments made it worth my while. That indicates something, ...
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Are low researched or very general knowledge questions allowed?

Low research questions are discouraged, although they don't have to be closed outright. However, there is a difference between "low research" and "beginner" questions. "Low research" is something ...
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