Questions about the storage of food ingredient in cold environments both before and after preparation and cooking.

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Homemade hot sauce- shelf life? Refrigeration? [duplicate]

I made some home made spicy chili paste experimentally. I winged it with no real research when my friend gave me a sizable bag of hang-dried Thai chili peppers from her garden. I chopped up the dried ...
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Keeping bananas fresh for longer

Is there any way to keep bananas fresh for longer? We tried to put them in the fridge but they turn black very fast.
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How long will homemade Pico de Gallo last in the refrigerator?

I am trying to start doing more prep work in the beginning of the week due to a busy work schedule. We love eating pico de gallo on omelets. Was just curious how long homemade pico would last in the ...
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Soy milk; fridge vs. shelf?

Occasionally, I see a product in the supermarket that is either sold off the shelf at room temperature (then expected to be refrigerated after opening), or right out of the fridge. I use soy milk as ...
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Refrigerate after opening, but why?

When I open a jar or a bottle of...well, anything (but especially juices or sauces), I have to put leftovers in the fridge if I want to finish it later. What makes this food okay to leave on the ...
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Is it safe to leave cooked poultry at room temperature overnight? [duplicate]

Assuming that I've already cooked the poultry (or eggs) to recommended temperatures - does it need to be refrigerated immediately, or is it safe to eat if it's been left at room temperature overnight? ...
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What is the best method of storage for condiments?

I have read a fair few articles about storing condiments like Siracha, Ketchup, and BBQ Sause, but they all seem to contradict themselves; some say that storing them in a fridge is bad since it has ...
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Sushi in lunch box? Sushi rice preservation

I want to make maki rolls for my 10 year old's lunch box. As I will be making the sushi rice the evening before, I will be refrigerating it until the next morning when I will do the maki rolls with ...
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Does freezing food extend its expiration date? [duplicate]

When you freeze some food, it preserves its qualities at the point when it gets frozen. For example, if I buy some bread and put it in the freeze today, I know I can unfreeze it days later and it will ...
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Bavarois Issues [on hold]

One of my assessment dishes is a bavarois. Now I am having a lot of trouble, my first one turned out amazing, second was a flop and so was my third. My third one, the custard set in th fridge, before ...
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Why did the skin of my tomatoes fracture after a few days in a refrigerator?

I purchased a bunch of red tomatoes on a twig a few days ago, and put them in a plastic bag in my refrigerator. When I opened the plastic bag five–six days later, all the bottoms of the tomatoes ...
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Brother ate chicken after it was left out raw for 2 days non refrigerated [duplicate]

Im concerned about my brother, he kept the chicken out to thaw for 2 non refrigerated days, the chicken was orange in color by the time he cooked it, but it smelled ok. I told him to stop but, he ...
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Is it safe to store unopened metal cans in the refrigerator?

A co-worker and I are having a disagreement on whether or not it's okay to put unopened cans of pizza sauce in a refrigerator. I say it's not, because the acidity in the tomatoes in the can will make ...
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How long will vacuum-packed truffle last in the fridge?

I have a vacuum-packed truffle in the fridge since a few weeks now. The mushroom was fresh when it has been vacuum-packed. Does anyone know how long will it last? Is it still ok to eat it? It looks ...
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Why do fridge temperature standards between US and other countries differ?

US recommendations always go for +4°C at most, and this would correlate with how the danger zone is defined in the pertinent literature. In Germany, most literature (and also the specification next ...
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How do I prevent opened canned tuna from going stale?

I want to start buying those big tuna cans to save on costs, but I know that after one day at the fridge opened tuna becomes stale. It loses its tangy flavor and gets a rubbery texture. Is there a way ...
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How long can a wrapped fish stay good outside of the fridge, in a bag full of other groceries? [duplicate]

I forgot I purchased raw fish, and probably left it in the bag for 2 1/2 hours. Is that still ok to eat? It is also a fillet, and scallops. I think my question is different because my fish was ...
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How long will fresh scallops keep in the refrigerator?

Today I bought one pound of fresh scallops from the seafood counter at the local market, but my dinner plans have changed - I am no longer planning to cook the scallops this evening and I don't ...
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What temperature does “keep refrigerated” mean?

The packages of my cheese and hotdogs say "Keep Refrigerated" (see photos below). Does that mean I should put them in the freezer, or the other room of the refrigerator? Many food products' packages ...
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How to store bread dough in the fridge for proofing?

My bread book says that I can store the shaped loaves of white bread with sourdough starter and yeast in the fridge overnight instead of just leaving them to proof for two hours outside under a moist ...
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How do I know when my avocado has gone bad, and how can I keep it fresh?

I am a big fan of avocados but I usually don't eat a full one in one sitting. I usually cut them in half, leave the pit in the side I don't eat, and use the other half. In a day or two, when I come ...
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How long before steak is at room temperature?

I've got a piece (of about 300 grams) dry-aged rib-eye in the fridge, at around 6 degrees Celsius. I want to let it "get to room temperature" (which technically is about 21 degrees Celsius for me) ...
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How long will grease (from bacon or roast) keep in the fridge?

I kept all of the bacon grease from making bacon this weekend, and now I have a jar of solidified grease in the fridge. How long can I use this to impart bacony goodness to my fried vegetables before ...
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How to prolong the life of chillies in a refrigerator?

Last week I bought a packet of green chilli from an Asian store, the really hot ones. I only used 5 of those and had about 20-25 still left in the little plastic bag (with holes). I just kept it ...
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How can I store chopped onions in the fridge without the smell?

I am cooking for a large group and am trying to do as much as I can in advance. One thing I would love to do in advance is chop several onions. I have done this before with a single onion; I stored ...
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Is it safe to put hot food in the fridge?

I heard that putting really warm food in the fridge right after cooking it is not the right thing to do. It might cause bacterial growth? Is this true?
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refrigerating meat after cooking

I've heard that you need to let meat cool down after cooking before you store in in refrigeration, something about bacteria building up when you do that. Any idea if that's true?
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How can I know how long home-cooked food will stay good in fridge?

As through the week we too busy to cook we have gotten the idea of cooking a big bunch of food in the weekend, storing it in the fridge and eat it later in the week. I am a bit concerned how long ...
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How long can I store Cooked Turkey in Refrig before Freezing?

How long can I store Cooked Turkey in Refrig before Freezing? I bought an Organic Turkey early for Thanksgiving and cooked it. It's been in my Refrig for a week and I'd like to trim and freeze parts ...
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How long in fridge for sushi steaks?

I ordered some sushi grade steaks online. They came frozen, as they were shipped with dry ice to keep them nice and cold. Frozen, I cut them into pieces and put them back in the freezer, taking out ...
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Should I refrigerate hot sauce?

I am an avid hot sauce collector. I own about 2 dozen bottles in various states of completion, some of which are a couple years old. They are currently in my refrigerator. Is that where they should ...
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How to store cut potatoes for the morning?

Hi all, I am new here; so first of all, NICE TO MEET YOU! I want to ask for potatoes storage; as the title said. I usually fry potatoes with the following steps ( I am sure these are good tips ). ...
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Should maple syrup be stored in the refrigerator?

Is there any reason to store maple syrup in the refrigerator? It tastes better when it's a little warmer.
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How to remove garlic smell from refrigerator/ice maker

Is there a certain cleaner or chemical that will remove a lingering garlic odor from an ice maker or other food processing equipment? About a month ago, my wife and I noticed that the ice from our ...
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How long can I refrigerate cookie dough?

I made the made the mistake of making my neighbors these cookies peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies. Every time I see either neighbor they thank me again for the wonderful cookies, "Oh they ...
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My Cheese Melted while in the Fridge?

I have a sandwich that says "sell by 11/4". The sandwich is white bread, provolone cheese, turkey breast, and some lettuce wrapped in a plastic bag. I went to go eat the sandwich today and found that ...
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Does simple syrup require refrigeration?

I'm curious about plain simple syrup and simple syrup with other ingredients. For instance, cardamon simply syrup. Do other ingredients make a difference?
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How long do vitamins last in multivitamin juice?

I like to drink multivitamin juice similar to this, but it takes me a 3 or 4 days to drink whole carton. How long will these added vitamins last, when kept in the refrigerator? How long will they ...
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How long will spaghetti last in the refrigerator when stored in a sealed container? [duplicate]

How long will spaghetti with sauce containing diced tomatoes last in the refrigerator when stored in a sealed container?
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Does keeping a fridge/freezer full significantly help energy efficiency?

This is one of those statements I frequently encounter, but I've never really seen evidence to support it. The advice often goes even further to say that if your fridge/freezer is relatively empty, ...
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Purpose of low-humidity crisper?

My refrigerator has two crispers, with humidity sliders from low to high. A high-humidity crisper is pretty easy to understand: it traps the moisture inside, preventing leafy greens from wilting. On ...
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How do I use fridge's super cooling properly?

My fridge (Whirlpool BSNF 8152 OX) comes with "Supercool" or "Fast cooling" feature. It's supposed to somehow improve the process of cooling newly stocked fridge/freezer. I am unsure about the way it ...
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Refrigerate cooked mung bean porridge

How long can I refrigerate cooked mung bean porridge with coconut cream? This is the recipe I used, with 1/4 the sugar suggested. ...
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Is it safe to prepare a crock pot recipe the night before?

I'm looking at slow cooking a beef stew on a workday. The stew includes raw beef. Recipe: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/14685/slow-cooker-beef-stew-i/ Is it safe to combine the ingredients the ...
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Will avocado stay fresh longer if stored in the refrigerator?

Should I store avocado in the refrigerator or will it make no difference for how long they stay fresh?
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Why do bananas turn black in the refrigerator?

I've noticed that a banana in the refrigerator will turn pitch black in just a few hours. Why is this?
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What does the refrigerator crisper compartment actually do?

In most refrigerators you will be able to find a compartment for your vegetables and fruits. This compartment is called the crisper and it is supposedly able to keep your vegetables and fruits fresh ...
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Does a home produce refrigerator exist?

It seems there are many foods that benefit from 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit / 10 to 15 degrees Celsius storage temperature--herbs, peppers, tomatoes, etc. As it stands, I store tomatoes and some ...
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Make fruit last longer in fridge?

I am single. When I buy strawberries or blueberries they don't always last until I get to eat them. Would they last longer kept in water? (in Tupperware) I know strawberries can be frozen in syrup. I ...
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Transporting chicken between refrigerators - how long is too long? [duplicate]

My work lunch routine currently consists of cooking chicken over the weekend and refrigerating it, then cutting up a piece and adding it with rice and vegetables in a refrigerated, sealed tupperware ...