What Are Your Most Burning Questions About Food?

What Are Your Most Burning Questions About Food?

If you are anything like me, food is on your mind all. the. time. Which is why I am so excited to announce a new advice column…

It’s called Burning Questions, and the goal of it will be to address your cooking and eating dilemmas large and small. Not just how to get the perfect sear on a pork chop, but all of it, the emotional, the practical, the downright random. (Especially the downright random!) I’ve written three cookbooks and spent the better part of the last decade writing about food on my blog Dinner: A Love Story, so if you guys send in the questions, I’ll do my best to answer, deploying experts if I can’t figure it out myself. Examples of the kinds of head-scratchers that might come up:

My boss is coming over for dinner, what should I cook?

What breakfast should my son eat on the day of a standardized test?

Why can’t I find a store-bought vegetable broth that doesn’t taste like low tide?

Help! A lacrosse-ball size kohlrabi showed up in my CSA box and I don’t know what to do with it, except use it as a lacrosse ball.

My family is visiting New York City (or Seattle or Asheville or Amsterdam). What is the one restaurant we absolutely must go to?

What can I bring to a potluck that is both delicious and easy?

What cookbook should I get for my eight-year-old who loves to bake?

Why does my pizza dough spring back to its original size after I roll it out?

Which fun food people can I be follow on Instagram?

Uh, what is the difference between “simmer” and “boil?”

How do people actually get family dinner on the table?

As our teachers used to say, there’s no such thing as a dumb question. If it’s on your mind, it’s likely on someone else’s mind, too. So, please tell me: What are your burning questions?

P.S. How to get your kids to talk at dinner and 10 rules for easy entertaining.

(Photo illustration by Maud Passini for Cup of Jo. Food illustrations by Alessandra Olanow.)