Q: Can your readers share their go-to sources (websites or cookbooks) for Asian recipes? Preferably recipes that don't require lots of difficult to find ingredients and are relatively quick and/or easy to make.
Q: I finally got the Empire Red KitchenAid stand mixer I always wanted. I love it and use it often, but pulling it from underneath the counter resulted in a serious nick in the paint. Obviously, the mixer still works flawlessly, but I am heartbroken that my new (and expensive) toy is already marred. Is there any way to spot fix this?
Q: My mother just gave me several silicone microwave cookware products from Lekue in an effort to help me cook healthy meals quickly. She sent a steam case, microwave pot, egg poachers, omelet maker and silicone bag for reheating leftovers. Do your readers have advice for where to start with trying out this kind of cooking?
Q: I was planning to use simple white subway tiles in my "lite" kitchen reno, but then I fell in love with these tiles by Turkish designer Tamer Nakisci. So far the only distributer I've found is located in Australia — and I'm in Chicago. I'm wondering if any of your readers can point me towards something similar here in the US?
Q: I want to get my girlfriend a KitchenAid stand mixer and I would appreciate some guidance. She bakes a lot and I want to make the job a bit easier for her since her right arm is not in perfect condition.
But now, the questions. Bowl-lift or tilt-head? Series? Capacity?
Q: I'm looking for some cookbook suggestions for Italian meals. I'd like to find a cookbook that features recipes that aren't just pasta, but that includes recipes like osso bucco, risotto, soups, etc.
If not a cookbook, then maybe some food blog suggestions?
Q: My partner's daughter, an avid baker and home cook, will be entering her freshman year of college this fall. As a graduation gift, I would like to give her some top-notch cookbooks on baking and cooking in a dorm room. Any suggestions?
Q: My dad is giving me a set of brass flatware he bought in Thailand in the 1970s. I'm wondering about how to care for it: I don't have a dishwasher so that's not an issue, but will it require constant polishing? Would it be appropriate for daily use, or does this sound like an upkeep nightmare?
Q: Lately my husband and I are trying to make healthier versions of foods that we like to eat in order to improve our diet without giving up everything we enjoy.
One of our horrible addictions is Totino's Party Pizza, mostly because the crust has such a unique texture and flavor.