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The CookingBites Café

The CookingBites Café is the off-topic area for daily chatter or idle chitchat. It is here for anything and everything except for food, drink, baking, cooking or its gadgets, the kitchen or its appliances.
So please feel free to sit down with a coffee or tea, glass of beer or wine (or perhaps something stronger) and chat away whilst your tea/dinner is cooking...
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Competitions & Challenges, Quizzes & Surveys

The fun part of CookingBites: the CookingBites Recipe Challenge, the CookingBites Dish of the Month Challenge, The Cookbook Games, the Alphabet Food and Drink game, members' quizzes such as What's This, student surveys and more.
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General Cooking Forums

Food in the News

Food in the News is the forum to talk about TV chefs, cooking programmes, product recalls, food shortages or gluts, regional or national food competitions. Pretty much anything food or drink related that has somehow found its way into the news.
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From Healthier Eating to Free-From Diets

The forum to chat about healthier eating and nutritional advice for a better diet and recipes, whether it be just to lose a few pounds or for help with 'Free-From' diets such as gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low sugar, diabetic, Paleo or raw food diets.   Remember, any changes to your diet, no matter how small, should be discussed with your doctor or nutritionist first.
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Holidays, Celebrations & Traditions

Recipes, discussions, ideas and help for appetizers, sides, roasts and desserts for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Passover, Ramadan and anything to do with family traditions and celebrations and more.
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Kitchen, Cookware, Cookbooks & Social Media

Chat and reviews about kitchen appliances and gadgets or utensils, cooking accessories, cookbooks and magazines (print or electronic). Review your microwave, food processor, Vitamix, Magimix, Kenwood Chef, rice cooker, kitchen utensils or a gadget, a blender or a smoothie makers, a yoghurt maker or bread maker, an ice-cream maker or just your pots and pans, your oven, range cookers or more.

Talk about kitchen safety or your cookbooks, it's up to you. How do you store you favourite recipes in a modern kitchen? Do you use electronic devices in your kitchen whilst cooking?

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Miscellaneous Cooking Discussions

Can't find a home for it anywhere else on CookingBites and it is food or cooking related then it has a home here.

But please try to home your thread elsewhere and not use this forum as a rubbish bin.

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Outdoor Cooking, Camping & BBQs

Tips, tricks and techniques to improve your outdoor cooking including but not limited to BBQ, camp fire cooking, camping stoves and equipment for foodies who love cooking outdoors.
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The Veg Plot, & Growing to Preserving

From your veg plot to your plate and for home rearing & free-ranging your livestock (for eggs or meat), this forum is for growing, cooking and preserving your own fruit, herbs and vegetables & for raising and dispatching your livestock. Discussions & recipes regarding food preservation techniques from pickling to chutneys, from fermentation (sauerkraut, water kefir or kombucha) to wood smoking, and from dehydration to freezing.
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Vegetarian & Vegan

Healthy, delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes and cooking tips. Advice on avoiding animal/marine products or by-products hidden in apparently suitable foods. Discussion about vegetarian and vegan diets or life-style and cooking, watching for the pitfalls for those both new to the life style and those with years of experience of it.
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Ingredients, Recipes & Discussions Want to browse for a recipe for a specific ingredient or just chat about how to cook something new? The recipes and discussions here are for just that: about individual ingredients and how to use them in dishes.

Beverages, Drinks, Alcohol & Smoothies

For fruit smoothies and shakes, frozen drink recipes or gourmet coffees to exotic teas or herbal teas, red wine or white, craft beers or home brew or your favourite spirits.
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Bread Making, Baking & Cakes

Explore our bread, baking and cake making forum, including recipes for and discussion about sourdough and wholemeal loaves, dark rye or multigrain bread, brioche and croissants, Victorian sponges or velvet cakes, buns, rolls, cupcakes, muffins, sweet pies, cookies, biscuits and lots more. If it is made with a dough, a batter or pastry, this is where it goes.
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Dairy & Eggs

From cheesy omelettes to an egg salad or sandwich, from flans to a quiche, from devilled eggs to home-made ice-cream or sorbet, our egg, milk, cheese and dairy recipes and discussions offer delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas.

Or perhaps you just like cheese?

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Fish & Seafood

Healthy fish and seafood recipes using shellfish, caviar, oysters, salmon, trout, shrimp, scampi, halibut and tuna, including appetizers, soups, grilled fish, pasta dishes and more! If you want to know anything about fish or seafood, here is the place to discuss it or find a recipe for it.
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Fruits, Nuts & Seeds & Oils

Recipes discussion and information about fruit, nuts, seeds and oils including ideas for nut butters, nut milks, fruit salads and more.
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Herbs, Spices, Dressings, Sauces & Dips

Learn how to spice up your meals and add flavour to your foods with herbs, spices, seasonings, salad dressings, vinaigrettes, marinades, sauces, dips, pickles, hummus and more. Recipes for and discussion about herbed oils, homemade spice blends, pickles, vinegars, sauces, dips and so much more.
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Meat, Poultry & Game

A meat-eater's paradise of beef, veal, pork, chicken, turkey and lamb recipes. Talk about roast beef, pork chops, lamb casserole, you name it we'll cook it, try it out talk about it.
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Rice, Pasta, Pulses & Grains

Healthy, nutritious recipes, information and discussion regarding rice, grains, pulses, legumes and pasta including white rice, black rice, red rice, Basmati, Jasmine, Thai, risotto, couscous, polenta, quinoa, chickpeas, red lentils, brown lentils, moong dal, tor dal and much more.
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Sandwiches, Pizza & Wraps

Anything and everything to do with sandwiches, pizzas, tortillas, tacos, bruschetta, pita bread, pizza toasts and more. Chat about new ideas for healthy lunches or simply search for new recipes for a light snack.
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Soups, Stews, Chowder & Casseroles

Discuss hearty home-made soups, stews, chowders, posoles and casseroles with recipes like classic minestrone soup, slow-cooked beef stew and sausage casserole all ready to be tried and taste tested.
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Sweets & Desserts

Luscious and decadent sweets, desserts and pudding recipes and discussions about chocolate, dessert bars, cheesecakes, ice creams, sorbets, puddings, fruity tarts or anything sweet.
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Vegetables, Salads & Mushrooms

Recipes and discussions, tips and techniques for making the most of your vegetables, salads and mushrooms. Snacks, side dishes, salads, stir-fries, mains and more.
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Site News & Updates

CookingBites site news and site updates, scheduled maintenance or information regarding an outage.
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Site Support

To raise a request for support from the community and the moderators if your problem is not covered in the How to Guides.
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Tips & Tricks for Using the Forum

Help on how to use the forum, how to create a thread, how to reply to a thread, how to mark an alert as read and so on. To request support with the site, please use the Site Support forum.
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