Welcome to our Newsgroup Spotlight where we highlight one newsgroup on Usenet by sharing some of the stories going on in that community. For the month of June, we present to you: “recs.food.cooking” (Over 1.7 million posts).
Recs.food.cooking is one of the most active newsgroups on Usenet. Posts are in the double digits on a daily basis. After all, who can say enough with headers like “Curry soup”, “Rabbit Bolognese” or “Corn and Green Chiles”?
But there’s more where that came from. “Pork tocino”, “Grilled beer Bratties”, and “Herbalicious chicken” fill the headers like a menu, as well as conversations about technique. For example, “Think about your knife use”, “Smoking on a gas grill”, “Fermenting Jalapenos”, and “White Lily flour substitute”. It’s an excellent way to join a group of people from all over trying to improve their skills.
Users poll the community for advice, “How many knives are too many?”, “Perfect dish in a wedding reception, anyone?”, and “Is it OK to eat moldy food?”.
Much like some of our other active newsgroups, the rec.food.cooking community branches out from its explicit topic. It’s not simply a recipe and advice sharing forum, but a place for news and lively discussion about “Sushi chef at Santa Monica restaurant sentenced in whale meat case” and “Trans fat ban”.
And ever the philosophical bunch, the conversation can turn to “How do you slice a slice?”, “Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Food TV?”, and “Food Shame: The Morality of Eating”.
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