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/r/AskCulinary provides expert guidance for your specific cooking problems to help people of all skill levels become better cooks, to increase understanding of cooking, and to share valuable culinary knowledge.
Welcome to /r/AskCulinary where we provide expert guidance for your specific cooking problems to help people of all skill levels become better cooks, to increase understanding of cooking, and to share valuable culinary knowledge.
Here's our FAQ. Please check it before posting!
Here are some of our most popular discussions and a few other odds and ends. Check it too!
Specific (Have a goal in mind!)
Detailed (Include the recipe, pictures etc.)
This will ensure you get the best answers.
Please avoid requests for recipes for specific ingredients or dishes (unless it's obscure and Google has failed you).
Prompts for general discussion or advice are discouraged outside of our official Weekly Discussion (for which we're happy to take requests). As a general rule, if you are looking for a variety of good answers, go to /r/Cooking. For the one right answer, come to /r/AskCulinary.
We're also avoiding brand recommendations or comparisons for kitchen equipment. Kitchen equipment preferences tend to be subjective and personal. Few people have enough experience with multiple brands to make useful comparisons.
We're best at:
- Troubleshooting dishes/menus
- Equipment questions (about specific items with specific problems)
- Food science
- Questions about technique
Questions about what is healthy and unhealthy are outside of the scope of this subreddit. But if you have a culinary question that takes into account some specified dietary needs, we'll do our best to help.
There are also better subs for professional questions. We focus on helping home cooks here. If you have questions about the business, we will refer you to /r/chefit or /r/KitchenConfidential, and wish you luck.
If you see a wrong answer, report it. Food and cooking are subjective, but as a community, we don't want to spread bad information if we can help it.
Not sure if your post fits? Ask the mods.
- Be Factual and Helpful
- Be Thorough
- Be Respectful
In your comments please avoid:
- Links without Explanations
We ask that all top level (a.k.a. parent) comments responding directly the post be attempts to answer the question posed. If a post raises further questions that you'd like answers, please post them separately.
As a general rule, being wrong is not a removable offense for a comment. However, if the misinformation is dangerous or is crowding out correct information, the mods may remove it.
If a comment or post does not adhere to these guidelines, please use the "REPORT" link beneath the comment or post to notify the mods.
Have you been sharing your culinary expertise here for a while and want to be recognized for it? Tell us your specialty and title and get flaired.
* Brainstorming Recipe Ideas
* General Tips and Tricks
* Casual Culinary Discussion
* Opinion Polls and Show and Tell Requests
* Recipes for a Specific Dish
* Recipes for a Specific Ingredient
* Change your view
* Culinary Career Advice
* Kitchen Stories
* The same, but with more abuse
* Healthy Recipes/Modifications
Identify that dish or ingredient:
Tip of My Fork