Chow Hound was kinda fun at one time. No more!!! It totally sucks! New format is impossible. To many pompous, pious, elitist, braggadocios arses there too! I've been back once...by accident. Don't waste your time there...unless you enjoy discussing "tipping" and other hot topics of the day ad nauseam on a weekly/daily basis.
Discuss cooking is more user friendly. Friendlier people. Anything you can learn there you can learn here....just ask. Spend your time wisely on Discuss Cooking...not there.
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