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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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Hum    6,929

I've noticed on and off over the years, posts about recipes, cooking ideas.

I thought this would be enjoyable for many members.

Submit your ideas, original or old.

Thanks for considering ...

Hum ;)

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DaveLegg    838

As always with requests for new sections, show us the demand is there through topics and posts in an existing relevant section, and we'll consider it.

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siah1214    1,432

If you build it they will come.

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DaveLegg    838

If you build it they will come.

Forums don't work that way. If you build it, and it looks empty, people are put off, and don't come back
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CrashGordon    328

First one on the list:

The Best Damn Margarita.... Ever!

Use the 4/3/2 (oz) ratio: 4 parts fresh squeezed lime juice, 3 parts Simple Syrup (sugar water), 2 parts Tequila (no need to use the Top Shelf stuff when making mixed drinks, save that for sipping over ice) (Margaritavile (Jimmy Buffet), Pepe Lopez, Jose Cuervo works fine)

but don't use the bottom shelf stuff.

Simple Syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, Heat on low-mid heat, stir until sugar is dissolved, Remove from heat, or reduce to make it more concentrated.

Juice the limes (for 4oz juice it takes about 1 1/2-2 limes), add 3oz Simple Syrup and 2oz Tequila and a handful of ice into a Shaker glass. Shake it HARD for about 30 seconds, with a strainer (or not, depends on if you like lime pulp). Pour into a rocks glass with a salted rim, with these, the salt makes a huge difference, helps cut the tartness. Makes 1 serving.

I knew cooking with fresh herbs/spices made a huge difference Vs the bottled stuff, but never really thought enough to apply it to drinks. I had the wife and my mom try them, They also said it was one of the best 'ritas they'd ever had. I even did a blind taste (yes with actual blindfolds, they both knew what I was making and I wanted a honest answer) test using Daily's mix. Handmade won out: had more lime smell/taste, and more of a general balance of salty/sweet/tart.

Yes, it's alot of work, but it's cheaper and tastes FAR better than the mixer they sell for 3x the price. For the lazy people, Rose's Lime Juice would probably work in a pinch though.

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Growled    3,880

I'd say start a cooking tread in general and if it becomes popular enough it might spawn a new forum. You might even get a friendly mod to pin it.

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Hum    6,929

^ You applying for head chef ? :p

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Growled    3,880

^ You applying for head chef ? :p

Heck no. I burn water on a good day.

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DonnieJim    7

This sounds like a recipe for disaster...see what I did there?

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+BudMan    2,892

I would frequent such a section - but since there is no section for cooking. And General section is filled with mostly nonsense. What is your elf name? Dog breeds no one should own, What would you have told your 10 year old self, etc. etc.

I would not think of putting a recipe there or for that matter even asking for 1 there.

How about a sub section under general for cooking/drink recipes howtos, etc. etc.

I took think if you build it they will come sort of thing - it might start off slow... But I for one would submit quite a few different recipes, etc..

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Jason S.    1,243

i'd also love to contribute to a cooking section. it's one of my hobbies anyway.

imagine not just recipes, but also product recommendations and reviews. perhaps a thread like "looking for a new knife, what brand?"

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djdanster    594

Heck yeah, I love cooking :D

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xendrome    4,342

Forums don't work that way. If you build it, and it looks empty, people are put off, and don't come back

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.

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Hum    6,929

I took think if you build it they will come sort of thing - it might start off slow... But I for one would submit quite a few different recipes, etc..

^ We're drooling to read them. ;)

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.

Agreed. Techies gotta eat too. :p

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Crisp    3,271

Lots of pics please!

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Hum    6,929

Lots of pics please!

^ There ya go ...

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

If there was one i would post every single recipe i had on it as a separate thread lol.

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linsook    149

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Tom    1,190

If this section is created I vow to make a guide.

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siah1214    1,432

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What is this I want it.

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+i11usive    6,086

My missus is an awesome cook ... has her own recipes .. but likes referring to online recipes... I'm sure she'll submit some of hers if a group is created ;)

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+Frank B.    7,104

Wouldn't the existing 'Hobby Corner' do for this kind of threads?

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metallithrax    489

Well, I have 41 pdf/html files that are recipe books, so could keep the thread going for quite a while posting 1 or 2 a day.

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linsook    149

Well, I have 41 pdf/html files that are recipe books, so could keep the thread going for quite a while posting 1 or 2 a day.

would be cooler if recipes included a personal step by step, photos or vids of actual cooking.

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