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Could we have a Cooking/Recipe section ... ?

Add Cooking Section ... ?  

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  1. 1. Would you like one ?

    • Yes. sounds delicious
    • Maybe ... if there's enough interest
    • No -- I'm fat enuff


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linsook    149

hot damn. i wanna make that! although fermented bean curd isnt too friendly on my western pallet. can i substitute?

hmm its just tofu. I just did a quick search, they all call for tofu. no substitutes.

edit: don't have to use fermented anything. but tofu is a must. so no fermented black bean or fermented bean curd if not desired.

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articuno1au    1,264

I voted for all 3 options because Hum should know how to make a poll by now, and his failure to do so has brought dishonor on his family >.>

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Jason S.    1,243

hmm its just tofu. I just did a quick search, they all call for tofu. no substitutes.

edit: don't have to use fermented anything. but tofu is a must. so no fermented black bean or fermented bean curd if not desired.

ah ok, i thought i read somewhere that it was using fermented beans. i like tofu just fine.

edit - just found this recipe which calls for it: "1 tsp Chinese salted black beans (fermented black beans, also called Chinese black beans), or to taste"

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linsook    149

ah ok, i thought i read somewhere that it was using fermented beans. i like tofu just fine.

edit - just found this recipe which calls for it: "1 tsp Chinese salted black beans (fermented black beans, also called Chinese black beans), or to taste"

just leave it out.

http://www.epicuriou...-Po-Tofu-103565

edit: http://nookandpantry.../mapo-tofu.html found another this one says '1 Tbsp fermented black beans (optional), rinsed'.

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Guest seanseany   

Neowin.net ~ where good food tastes bad lol

Cooking isn't really "Tech" related is it ? But would be interesting to see what other nationalities around the interwebz , whizz up in the kitchen :D.I may even post my infamous "White Widow" cup cakes recipe.

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Hum    6,929

What is this I want it.

Einstein brain salad :shifty:

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Ambroos    803

A cooking section would be fun and I'd love it, but it's not very interesting on an international scale.

Aside simple things many recipes by foreign cooks are impossible to make since you can't find the right ingredients. I live in Belgium, and even though our stores are pretty good when I look up a Nigella.com (UK) recipe there's often a lot in it that I can't find. I'm sure that many of the things I make contain things you can't buy in the US or UK either.

But it'd be nice and I'd love a cooking section, even if only to share pics of what I cook :D

One of my specialities: penne + completely fresh tomato sauce with meatballs and bacon and a layer of mozzarella slightly roasted in the oven. Family favourite :D

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linsook    149

A cooking section would be fun and I'd love it, but it's not very interesting on an international scale.

Aside simple things many recipes by foreign cooks are impossible to make since you can't find the right ingredients. I live in Belgium, and even though our stores are pretty good when I look up a Nigella.com (UK) recipe there's often a lot in it that I can't find. I'm sure that many of the things I make contain things you can't buy in the US or UK either.

But it'd be nice and I'd love a cooking section, even if only to share pics of what I cook :D

One of my specialities: penne + completely fresh tomato sauce with meatballs and bacon and a layer of mozzarella slightly roasted in the oven. Family favourite :D

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that looks delicious.

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Draconian Guppy    12,416

But the site already has tons of traffic, it's not like it would be starting a new site just for cooking. People aren't going to go "oh the cooking sub forum is looking empty, I'm not going to come back to Neowin". IMHO the best way to see if it would work is create the forum, give it a 30 day trial and see where it is in 30 days.

You my friend are a very clever person :p

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ShiZZa    10

NeoChef

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Hum    6,929

Neowin.net ~ where good food tastes bad lol unprofessionally cooked food looks better.

:p

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Glassed Silver    940

I'd consider contributing some of my non-secret creations. (Y)

However I wouldn't drown my efforts of good layout, a nice recipe, international measures, photos and all that in a cooking pot of miscellaneousness. :sleep2:

Glassed Silver:mac

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+Bryan R.    1,064

I would totally be involved. I have several original dishes and am constantly looking for more ideas.

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Charisma    2,388

This is a pretty good idea, actually.

(inb4 the "har har so you can go back to the kitchen" comments) :laugh:

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neufuse    2,700

Am I the only one anymore that thinks a tech site should be well.... umm..... tech...

we've turned from a tech site into an anything goes site as of late on the forum end... I see more political debates then tech debates.... if we had reviews of new food gadgets, then yeah sure go for it!

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Hum    6,929

^ Then techies will go to other web sites when they get hungry.

Even Bill Gates, eats. ;)

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Glassed Silver    940

Am I the only one anymore that thinks a tech site should be well.... umm..... tech...

we've turned from a tech site into an anything goes site as of late on the forum end... I see more political debates then tech debates.... if we had reviews of new food gadgets, then yeah sure go for it!

If it wasn't for the breadth of this forum I wouldn't bother coming here that often, because quite frankly I can only take a certain amount of tech talk a day and the additional topics just make it easy to stay on this site and not come and go all the time.

It's like a living room to me.

So no, I don't think we should limit our topics and should cherish anything that's popular.

Neowin is more than a tech forum quite obviously and the suggestion it should be just that always annoys me a little, because the variety of what can be found on here sets it apart from the rest, although there are some other forums that follow a similar strategy.

Neowin is NOT the place to go if you want tech-only talk and are annoyed by the existence of stuff on the side of your browsing.

Glassed Silver:mac

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neufuse    2,700

If it wasn't for the breadth of this forum I wouldn't bother coming here that often, because quite frankly I can only take a certain amount of tech talk a day and the additional topics just make it easy to stay on this site and not come and go all the time.

It's like a living room to me.

So no, I don't think we should our topics and should cherish anything that's popular.

Neowin is more than a tech forum quite obviously and the suggestion it should be just that always annoys me a little, because the variety of what can be found on here sets it apart from the rest, although there are some other forums that follow a similar strategy.

Neowin is NOT the place to go if you want tech-only talk and are annoyed by the existence of stuff on the side of your browsing.

Glassed Silver:mac

not saying we shouldn't have other topics, it's just gotten so much away from tech anymore...

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Hum    6,929

If it wasn't for the breadth of this forum I wouldn't bother coming here that often, because quite frankly I can only take a certain amount of tech talk a day and the additional topics just make it easy to stay on this site and not come and go all the time.

It's like a living room to me.

So no, I don't think we should our topics and should cherish anything that's popular.

Neowin is more than a tech forum quite obviously and the suggestion it should be just that always annoys me a little, because the variety of what can be found on here sets it apart from the rest, although there are some other forums that follow a similar strategy.

Neowin is NOT the place to go if you want tech-only talk and are annoyed by the existence of stuff on the side of your browsing.

Glassed Silver:mac

^ This for the win :D

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Glassed Silver    940

not saying we shouldn't have other topics, it's just gotten so much away from tech anymore...

meh

take it all or let go altogether

Don't half-ass appreciation for breadth.

If tech talk loses to other topics, that may have other reasons, because my wish to talk about certain things isn't distracted by my general conversing needs.

It might look like tech talk is losing by percentage, but certainly not by total amount I bet.

Glassed Silver:mac

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tiagosilva29    885

Hey guys how do I Beef Wellington?

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Growled    3,880

I'm all for a cooking section. I feel that Neowin has moved away from just being a tech forum and has become more of a general forum now.

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Growled    3,880

not saying we shouldn't have other topics, it's just gotten so much away from tech anymore...

Yes, it has. I guess we need to decide what we are. If we are a tech forum then we need to focus on that. If we are a general forum then we need to focus on that.

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siah1214    1,432

Yes, it has. I guess we need to decide what we are. If we are a tech forum then we need to focus on that. If we are a general forum then we need to focus on that.

The tech sections are alive and well, the general sections are alive and well. Nothing needs to be decided, forums are what they are. We focus on what we want to focus on, and everyone wins. This is one of the best "general tech" forums I've ever been on so I'm happy the way we are.

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