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What do people think about a "Holiday Board"?

ipsedixit Nov 23, 2012 08:00 PM

What do people think about a board dedicated to holiday related foods, treats, dishes and cooking techniques and traditions?

As I type this I'm sort of ambivalent about it, but could probably be persuaded either way.


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    John Francis Nov 25, 2012 10:23 PM

    No need for it.

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    1. re: John Francis
      cwdonald Nov 26, 2012 05:51 AM

      Depends how you define holiday.. is it hannukah.. thanksgiving... easter... ramadan... christmas.. boxing day.. new years... arbor day... presidents day....... valentines day...... the queens brithday...... july fourth..... memorial day...... rememberence day....... may day........ veterans day....... columbus day..... labor day..... canada day...... etc. As they say every day is a holiday.. somewhere.

    2. JonParker Nov 25, 2012 09:24 PM

      I think it's s great idea. I was so confused about where to post about last year's Arbor Day bash that I just ended up cancelling it.

      1. blue room Nov 25, 2012 06:20 PM

        OK, but I think ipsedixit's birthday should be the holiday.

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        1. re: blue room
          linguafood Nov 25, 2012 06:25 PM


        2. linguafood Nov 25, 2012 09:43 AM

          About as relevant to me as the pet food would be to you.

          So... nope.

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          1. re: linguafood
            Servorg Nov 25, 2012 12:25 PM

            Are you arguing against the pet food board with that analogy? ;-D>

            1. re: Servorg
              linguafood Nov 25, 2012 12:29 PM

              Honestly, I'm not interested in either (and I have a cat). Holiday stuff seems to be well covered on the HC and GT boards -- just have a glance at the bazillion and at times quite repetitive TG threads in the last couple weeks.

              I don't know what a particular "holiday" board would add. But maybe I'm just warring against xmas? Ha.

              1. re: linguafood
                ipsedixit Nov 25, 2012 12:36 PM

                Well, I didn't mean to upset anyone.

                My only thought was that all the various holiday-related posts that now populate the various Chowhound boards -- from Home Cooking to General Topics to Not About Food -- could all be coalesced into one area so people wouldn't have to hunt for holiday-related food tips.

                But this idea looks DOA.

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  Servorg Nov 25, 2012 12:42 PM

                  "Dead as a DOA Doh!" ;-D>

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    linguafood Nov 25, 2012 01:31 PM

                    "Well, I didn't mean to upset anyone."

                    I doubt you have.

                    1. re: linguafood
                      ipsedixit Nov 25, 2012 06:44 PM

                      "Well, I didn't mean to upset anyone."

                      I doubt you have.

                      I guess you weren't quick enough to see the posts that were deleted.

                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        linguafood Nov 25, 2012 06:51 PM

                        Aw, dang. I guess not. Always late to the fun....

                        1. re: ipsedixit
                          The Chowhound Team Nov 25, 2012 09:25 PM

                          Just to be clear--we haven't deleted any of your posts from this thread.

                      2. re: ipsedixit
                        scoopG Nov 25, 2012 01:33 PM

                        It's a worthy idea. One place for all the "Did I Overbrine my Thanksgiving Turkey" or "What are You Cooking for Christmas" threads. How many CH boards are there? Not like one or two more is going to cause sensory overload.

                        1. re: scoopG
                          Athena Nov 25, 2012 01:50 PM

                          When the BBC had food boards, they had a Christmas board that opened at the beginning of December and closed around the first week of January. When December rolled around again it would appear along with everything posted from previous years. Would something like that work? I think as Chowhound is primarily American, it would need to be a Holiday board that would include TGiving, Christmas and Hannukah. Maybe it would be too unwieldy?

                          1. re: scoopG
                            linguafood Nov 25, 2012 02:29 PM

                            Hmm. You know, you have a point there. It *would* unclog the HC board big time, where it's difficult to find stuff other than holiday cooking threads for pages and pages during the 'season'.

                            1. re: linguafood
                              ipsedixit Nov 25, 2012 05:35 PM

                              It's not just that. I think it would reduce the number of repetitive posts on the same or nearly same topic (ie "how do I cook a turkey" or "what to do with unruly inlaws").

                              It was just a thought. I'm not wedded to it.

                              1. re: ipsedixit
                                linguafood Nov 25, 2012 05:47 PM

                                I think we are saying the same thing. Though the in-law topic(s) likely still belong on the NAF board.

                                1. re: linguafood
                                  Sarah Nov 25, 2012 06:07 PM

                                  ...and year-round -- applies to any and all events, along w/ rude friends and family, non-rsvp-ers, etc. Maybe a separate board for this topic!

                                2. re: ipsedixit
                                  jen kalb Nov 26, 2012 06:19 AM

                                  On the homecooking board, I recently proposed that we have holiday recipe threads pinned to the top during the holiday season much like COTM. I think these would address the need you are proposing to serve without either clogging up the regular Home Cooking Board with a lot of disparate, repetitive threads or creating a new Board.

                                3. re: linguafood
                                  causeimhungry Nov 25, 2012 06:14 PM

                                  I agree that the board has been bombarded with Christmas posts and a holiday board does sound like a good idea.

                      3. greygarious Nov 24, 2012 03:59 PM

                        Superfluous and confusing, since it would encompass elements of Home Cooking, General Topics, Chains, Wine, etc.

                        1. Jacquilynne Nov 24, 2012 09:48 AM

                          We're not really looking to subdivide the conversation into ever finer gradients unless there's a strong reason. A board like that, which people would only read a few times a year wouldn't really work because you need people to be in the habit of reading it for them to be there to answer questions. The discussion that Thanksgiving and Christmas and other holidays get on the Home Cooking board now is really good, and on-topic.

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