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THE KNIFE & FORK

THE KNIFE & FORK is a group for anyone who has a strong interest or mild curiosity in food, cooking, eating, drinking, and nutrition.

Members: 152
Latest Activity: Jul 13

WELCOME TO THE KNIFE & FORK

 

THE KNIFE & FORK will be a group open to a broad range of food-related topics. You do not have to be a food snob, an epicure, or a bon vivant to join, participate, or enjoy this group. You just have to have the desire to share and explore old and new information on food and dining.

Discussion topics, articles, and questions can include, but are not limited to:

  • Food history and legend
  • Ingredient recognition, selection, storage, and preparation
  • Your favorite recipes, methods, and tips and tricks
  • Your favorite wines, beers, liquors, or cocktail recipes
  • Health & nutrition information for adults or children
  • Food allergy information, warnings, and replacements
  • Organic foods and pesticide information
  • Sanitation and food safety / preparation
  • Product labeling and government regulation
  • Food and product recalls
  • Culinary and dining etiquette, rituals, and customs
  • Food economics
  • Documentaries, books, cookbooks, and television shows
  • Bizarre or unusual foods and customs from around the world
  • Vitamins & supplements (with which you have direct experience)
  • Diet information (with which you have direct experience)
  • Agricultural or farming practices related to food quality or availability*

 

*For this item, please see Borderline Discussion Posts below.


Borderline Discussion Posts
It is inevitable that there will be some crossover in topics and issues related to food production and consumption. I am not forbidding these topics outright, but there may be a better venue for them. Use your best judgment and post the topic in the group that best fits the focus of the discussion. Please do not cross post the same discussion twice in different groups, as it is against Atheist Nexus policy to do so.

  • If you are interested in food and gardening, it makes more sense to join Godless in the Garden and post your discussions there.
  • If you are interested in how agriculture and modern farming affect the environment, please join Environmental Atheists.
  • If you are interested in socio-economic justice, family farms, and fair trade practices, please consider Consumer Ethics instead.
  • If animal welfare as it relates to food production and consumption is your thing, please join us in Humane Atheists.

External sites of interest:
Food & Water Watch
Organic Consumers Association
Pesticide Action Network
Food & Wine Magazine
Slow Food International
Epicurious
Cook's Illustrated
FoodGawker.com

Discussion Forum

Cicadas taste like asparagus

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Lillie Jul 30, 2013. 12 Replies

Rhubarb

Started by Sentient Biped May 14, 2013. 0 Replies

Tamales

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped May 14, 2013. 5 Replies

Cicada & other unusual foods.

Started by Idaho Spud. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 18, 2013. 1 Reply

Looking for tofu recipies

Started by diane sholly. Last reply by Steph S. Jan 8, 2013. 1 Reply

Product Reviews

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Jun 5, 2012. 3 Replies

8 Food frauds on your shopping list

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Steph S. Apr 22, 2012. 4 Replies

Government Subsidies and Our Food Bills

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by A Former Member Apr 21, 2012. 4 Replies

Losing 'Virginity': Olive Oil's 'Scandalous' Fraud

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Sentient Biped Apr 7, 2012. 22 Replies

A Better Cheddar?

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Sandi Jan 5, 2012. 39 Replies

$5424.81

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Sandi Jan 5, 2012. 6 Replies

Meat-light, high protein food

Started by Louis. Last reply by Sandi Dec 19, 2011. 8 Replies

Tried And True Tricks From 'America's Test Kitchen'

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Steph S. Dec 15, 2011. 1 Reply

The Ketchup Conundrum

Started by A Former Member. Last reply by Sentient Biped Dec 7, 2011. 3 Replies

The Toxic Potato !!

Started by VeganApe. Last reply by VeganApe Dec 2, 2011. 2 Replies

Fresh is out!

Started by Sandi. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 2, 2011. 17 Replies

Comfort Food

Started by Sentient Biped. Last reply by Sentient Biped Nov 23, 2011. 4 Replies

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Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on August 11, 2009 at 11:07pm
@Dallas: the dispute is not very important and I understood what you want to say but technically Méabh is right. "Omnis" means "every" and from here came the word "omnivore" (the other word is "vorare"-> deVOUR).
We eat "everything". You saying carnivores made me joke about following the middle way (which is not true from a vegetarian perspective).
I pity the poor plants... not only that vegetarians eat them more often but also the animals which were supposed to be sacrificed now are alive and chewing the vegetation. Isn't it anyone for the plants rights?
Comment by A Former Member on August 11, 2009 at 3:56pm
@ Méabh: I think the term carnivore can include any person whose diet contains meat, not just someone who eats meat at the exclusion of all other foods. What do you guys think?
Comment by A Former Member on August 11, 2009 at 8:50am
@ Felch: Thanks for that great link.

@ Méabh: Yeah, there are lots of ways in which this group could have been named. References to the delights of eating, the simple need for food, etc. I thought of several before deciding on this one, and went with this one because it seemed to be inclusive enough.

@ Felix, that is a great quote from the book about the Amazon. It is curious how people perceive "normalcy" in other cultures. In general, civilized people are clumsy in a lot of what they do, as compared to more "live off the land" cultures, as we've lost a lot of survival skills. This reminds me that in one of my favorite books there is a brief passage where the protagonist imagines trees as sentient beings who look upon humans as "hopelessly mobile, forever forced to move about". What is normal depends on your perspective.

@ Don: Great info about chopsticks. Thanks.
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on August 11, 2009 at 7:57am
Méabh also noticed that we (it is not about you in particular Dallas)have a tendency to ignore other cultures. Chopsticks. This site is predominantly Western and predominantly American and if we don't receive some input from Chinese or other different cultures, we are stuck in our little world. 中国的朋友,请到我们的网站。
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on August 11, 2009 at 7:46am
yes Méabh, it reminds me of a book called "Lost in the Amazon" or something like that. The journalist went in the Amazon jungle with a team and one time when he was eating with the knife and fork the indigenous people from a tribe were looking to him with superiority and making comments like: " look at him, he is so clumsy that he has to use tools for eating, he can't eat food with hands like us"
Comment by Little Name Atheist on August 11, 2009 at 2:45am
Don't you mean "omnivores and vegetarians", Dallas? I don't know anyone who lives on meat alone.
Comment by Little Name Atheist on August 11, 2009 at 2:44am
Why not "Chopsticks", or "Fingertips and Hands"?
Comment by Фелч Гроган on August 11, 2009 at 2:18am
All your translation needs -

http://www.foodlexicon.net/
Comment by sacha on August 10, 2009 at 11:38pm
Jaume said: "What about a Lexicon for the 'foreigners' out here? I guess the 'sp' in 'tbsp' means 'spoon', but I'm clueless about many technical terms and acronyms found in recipes."

Great idea. Adding the alternative names for vegetables would be a good idea as well. I'll start a post...
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on August 10, 2009 at 9:54pm
@Dallas: "Do y'all like the name of the group okay? I struggled coming up with one I liked."

I think is good. If it was "the knife and pork" would sound well too. :)
 

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