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

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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
Cook's Illustrated

Discussion Forum

Crab industry off US West Coast collapses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Cicadas taste like asparagus

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


Started by Daniel W May 14, 2013. 0 Replies


Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W 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

Meat-light, high protein food

Started by Louis. Last reply by Sandi Dec 19, 2011. 8 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 Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Nov 23, 2011. 4 Replies

Nourishing Traditions!

Started by Alice. Last reply by Alice Feb 26, 2011. 7 Replies

rice cooker

Started by Charlotte. Last reply by Louis Sep 26, 2010. 7 Replies


Started by sacha. Last reply by Joseph Stephen Reilly Sep 26, 2010. 33 Replies

Bulk Cooking

Started by Dejah Thoris. Last reply by Dejah Thoris Sep 4, 2010. 7 Replies

Treager Smoker

Started by Jason L Franklin. Last reply by Jason L Franklin Jul 17, 2010. 12 Replies

Unpalateable Water?

Started by Jezzy. Last reply by A Former Member Jul 1, 2010. 3 Replies

What's for supper?

Started by Dejah Thoris. Last reply by Dejah Thoris Jun 29, 2010. 20 Replies

Crêpes are so easy!

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Jennifer Nicole Mar 10, 2010. 4 Replies

What to do about my squash?

Started by Erin Clark. Last reply by Prog Rock Girl Mar 9, 2010. 15 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by Steph S. on May 20, 2012 at 11:49pm

Sounds wonderful Joan. Pass me some through the computer.

Comment by Joan Denoo on May 20, 2012 at 8:19pm

Grilled Asparagus and Steak Salad with Hoisin Vinaigrette

I made Hoisin Vinaigrett and tossed on a veg. salad. Delicious!

Comment by Steph S. on April 12, 2012 at 7:01pm
Oh yeah! Cool Rhonda. I also like Diners Drive Ins and Dives. Good show. I think I've also seen a few episodes of the Best Thing I Ever Ate. I also watch Cupcake Wars and Sweet Genius and Worst Cooks.
Comment by Steph S. on April 12, 2012 at 12:05am

Anyone watch the show Chopped on the Food Network? I also like Restaurant Impossible and some others.

Comment by Alice on November 30, 2011 at 6:08pm


Comment by One Manic Ninja on November 30, 2011 at 6:00pm

I'm not suggesting you drink a tumbler of vinegar or consume a basket of lemons, although you certainly could. Your stomach is MADE to consume all kinds of food, and of course, it makes it's own acid.

You're more likely to do damage to your teeth than your guts with that much acid. 

If you get your hands on some miracle fruit, i say skip dinner that night and just eat for the fun experiences -- what's a little tummy ache in the interest of SCIENCE?!

(MMmmMMMMmmm...... delicious science!)

Comment by Alice on November 30, 2011 at 5:47pm

that sounds like a really bad idea?  then you're left with a bad stomach ache? 

Comment by One Manic Ninja on November 29, 2011 at 11:53am

@Sentient Biped yep they are 100% for real.  i have a pkg of the tablets at my house right now. you can drink balsamic vinegar and it tastes like port. lemons taste like Ferrara Pan's lemonhead candy. it basically removes all acid flavors and leaves you with only sweet.

FWIW, the tablets are a little expensive, but you only need half of one to get the full experience. The pill's effects last a little under an hour... but you find yourself eating everything in sight for that hour!

Comment by Daniel W on November 28, 2011 at 9:34pm

flavor changing fruit - I got interested in this because I know some people who have lost the sensation of sweetness.  I don't know if it helps.  This is a fruit that alters taste sensation for about an hour, so that what was sour becomes sweet, and lemons taste like candy.

NY times.  wikipedia.   THere are tablets available from amazon.  I wonder if they are for real?


Comment by Daniel W on November 25, 2011 at 8:32am

from "the birth of america's bastardized cuisine"  I think I would have said "hybridized cuisine" but the article is still interesting reading.


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