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

Members: 146
Latest Activity: Nov 6, 2015



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 Daniel W on November 24, 2011 at 10:51am

The current commercial banana variety is the Cavendish.  All Cavendish bananas are genetically identical, propagated asexually.  They don't make seeds, which is one reason we like them and the main reason they are susceptible to evolving diseases.  In the 1960s, the Gros Michel went through a similar crisis for the same reason.  From what I read, Gros Michel had a richer taste and the Cavendish is not as good, but who knows.  The same concept applies to the Irish potato famine, which killed millions, and the US Corn blight crisis.  There is work to develop disease resistant varieties but we may have to accept that the one variety that everyone likes now, is on the way out.

Comment by Daniel W on November 5, 2011 at 9:15pm
I love to cook.  I like it more than I like eating.  I think I'll bake a cake tomorrow and take it to work for the break room.
Comment by Aaron Wiitanen on September 13, 2011 at 10:55pm
So im making this this tomorrow called a Bacon exPlosion! I know it's ridiculous but ehh. If your interested in this monstrosity hers the link:
Comment by One Manic Ninja on April 23, 2011 at 12:40pm
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Comment by Nory on April 23, 2011 at 12:30am
My love for delicious good food is just about as close as I come to religion.  I'm absolutely thrilled to find this group that combines atheism & food!
Comment by One Manic Ninja on February 18, 2011 at 12:18pm
@DallasGaytheist Flaxseed oil isn't a cooking oil, its more of a flavoring oil and used for the nutritive properies (omega 3 & 6). You use it like sesame oil - as a "garnish". I use it in smoothies and salad dressings. It has a nutty taste, which is nice in those things.   Keep it in the fridge to keep it fresh.... and always give it a sniff, it can go rancid more quickly than other oils.  Hope that helps.
Comment by Dejah Thoris on December 1, 2010 at 12:32pm
Last year we were at a unfamilar grocery store and saw a "seafood mix" with the fresh fish. It was hard to tell what most of the stuff was, but the little octupuses were easy to spot. He wanted to get that but I was too chicken. Maybe I will get him a little for his birthday.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on December 1, 2010 at 8:35am
I do remember at 14 thinking it was really daring to try calamari and sardines...
Comment by Dejah Thoris on November 30, 2010 at 4:41pm
Today I asked my 14yo son what he wants to eat on his birthday. Last year he wanted mussels. He suggested Japanese this year. I suggested Thai. He said he didn't care as long as it was something he has never had before. Lol, he sure does take after me.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on July 6, 2010 at 9:21am
Some have the rule that if you cook, the other person cleans. Which is why I usually volunteer to cook!

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