Can someone explain the difference between and ? To me it looks like they are the same...


In an ideal world would be reserved for questions related to the event if eating, irrespective of the substance being ingested. These could include the halachos of eating before davening or on a fast day e.g. on the other hand could be used for questions about specific foods without focus on the act of eating them. This could include questions about kashrus, the minhag of key chala, or hydroponic chickens - things that inhere in the food or its surroundings.

  • But isn't it somewhat redundant if questions are tagged with both?
    – yydl
    Sep 13 '11 at 1:32
  • If that's the intent of food, perhaps it should be called foodstuffs or foods.
    – msh210 Mod
    Sep 13 '11 at 4:42

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