What information would you like to see in the /ck/ sticky?
We've had this thread a million times and every time no one can come to an agreement with what should be included. This is why we don't have a sticky after all this time. It ain't happening, cap'n.
I think if someone took the lead it could happen.
Would anyone be interested in a /ck/ IRC to discuss it and contribute?
I have a server rented for my business, I could quite happily create a channel.
A link to a /ck/ wiki with pages for various topics:
Links to good youtube cooking channels
Links to resources such as what fruits/vegetables are in season
A link to the BLS Average Retail Food and Energy Prices which can be found here:
A list of suggested books
Basic recipes that demonstrate various cooking techniques
I'm sure the autists on the board will say that you can just google all this info, but if >we were to put together a wiki with this info it would probably simplify things imho
Basic Cooking for beginners
>How to sear meat properly
>Good, basic flavor combinations
>Links to useful cooking websites, like foodnetwork, Bon apetit, etc.
>List of basic kitchen tools and their purposes
>Important, small tips such as: The difference between fresh and dried herbs; Use a thermometer to check your oven temperature as it may run hot or cold; make sure butter is at room temperature when creaming it
>Links to "teaching" chefs (like Alton Brown)
>Link to budgetbytes
>List describing how to tell when produce is ripe
Literally all of that can be found with simple google searches. If people are too dumb to understand how to use google to find simple information, they don't deserve to have their hands held by /ck/ to learn how to chicken breast.
Yeah, exactly what I mean.
Would anybody be interested in a collaboration?
As I said, I can create an IRC Channel on the works server (and keep the retards and shit-posters off it) and then we can present the end result to the 4Chan admin's for consideration.
- videos about cutting skills
- what spices/herbs work with what proteins/dishes
- how to cook meat accurately
- benefits of different cooking methods (oven vs grill vs pan vs sous vide vs etc)
- shopping on a budget (eg. cheapest cuts of meat that are still good)
- wireframe flavors for certain types of food (eg.Thai food - use lemon grass, garlic, basil)
- recipe corner
- "expand your palette" corner (eg. try caviar!)
- cocktail recipe corner
- filling foods that are low-calorie
- calorie-dense foods for bulking up
- approved youtuber list
- memes to avoid
- how to shop for produce (eg. squeeze avocados to see if they're ripe)
- explanation of calories in vs calories out
- accurate images of portion sizes for different foods
- list of basic supplies everyone should have (eg. floud, salt, crushed red chili pepper flake, etc)
- image/gif recipes
OKAY ANONS. Here is how we will handle the sticky. We will work section to section. I'll try and involve myself the best I can.
Lets not jump the shark on anything. For now:let's start with a basic section of pots and pans.
What I want to include in it is this: essentials, recommendations at 3 different tiers, and explanation as to why they are there.
So reply to this post with pots and pans you think everybody should own, and if you have them, recommendations for a low, mid, and high tier cookware.
Lets try and get a consensus going. I'll type up a rough draft of the section when in home later and we have some quality info going.
Go fuck yourself. I was intentionally saying "how to chicken breast" as an example to show the level of retardation of the kinds of people that always create "I has chicken breast, what do?" and similar threads.
If you're too stupid to realize that after reading my post, sorry to say but you're the illiterate retard in this case.
So? They are still directly food-related topics that a visitor may want information about. Just because something doesn't appeal to your specific interests doesn't mean that it's not relevant. Keep in mind, at core we eat food for nutrition. Food-derived pleasure is secondary.
Board stickies should be a way to reduce the number of unnecessary common threads.
For /ck/, I think we should link to a wiki that has rice cooker guides, basic cooking tutorials, and cheap recipes for broke students (to cut down on the "I have $5 to spend on food for the next week wat eat" threads).
because those are the most common threads we see on /ck/.
/mu/ had a ton of threads that were "how do into [common artist]?" and "recommend me a turntable" so they stuck it in the sticky wiki and the number of threads went down.
/g/ does regular "Stupid Questions Threads" to reduce the number of threads that don't really need to exist.
The latter could work really well for /ck/, I think. Having a regular thread that people can ask small questions in could also work as a replacement (or maybe even a supplement) to a sticky.
>The latter could work really well for /ck/, I think
I disagree. If people are too lazy to refer to a cookbook, channels on youtube, or even something as simple as a google search, why would they bother reading the sticky?
....and why would you want to make that sticky knowing that there are far better resources out there?
You don't get it...
- stickies are made for laymen
- it is ok to have inferiorly detailed information in stickies because laymen don't care as long as they get functional information
- stickies provide us the ability to direct laymen to a single body of information for all of their questions
- laymen are happy with their easily accessed information
- we are happy by smugly being able to tell laymen to "READ THE STICKY FAGGOT"