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Never ending soup; is it actually safe?

In the poor student or youth worker days it was popular to have never ending soup; a large pot on the stove that was topped up with new and leftover ingredients when available. Normally the pot was ...
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How should one go about reheating pasta?

Ok, so, I know the answer, "You shouldn't, because it's easy to make it fresh." But on occasion, I end up making too much pasta, not having enough sauce, etc. and the pasta gets stowed in a ...
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How can I reheat a roux-based (alfredo) sauce in the microwave without separation?

I made an alfredo sauce last night using a roux made with ghee instead of regular butter, since that's what I had on hand. The ingredients were: ghee, flour, heavy cream, garlic, pecorino romano, and ...
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Can one preserve food by periodically heating it?

I get that keeping food temperature low will slow down chemical reactions and preserve food, but sometimes my sister preserves food by heating it every 6 hours or so (up to 1-2 days). Does this help ...
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How can I reheat coffee without imparting bad flavor?

I have a carafe of coffee brewed today that is still mostly full, and I would like to serve it tomorrow. How can I reheat it without negatively impacting the flavor?
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What is the best way to reheat leftover grilled fish?

I have rarely (if ever) looked forward to eating leftover grilled fish. What is the best technique to reheat the fish so that it has the best flavor and texture? I understand that some of the ...
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Why does coffee taste awful after reheating it in a microwave oven?

I brew my coffee with a percolator using finely ground beans and it comes out great when it is still hot. However, I have to brew at least two cups in the machine. So if I make coffee in the morning, ...
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Can mushrooms be re-heated safely?

What happens inside mushrooms when you reheat them? Is it always unsafe to reheat them or is there something you can do to safely reheat them?
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Is it safe to reheat food in plastic containers?

Is it safe to reheat food in any type of plastic container or are there only some types of plastic ware that are safe to use?
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What is the best way to re-serve day old meat balls?

I've noticed that meatballs are one type of food that often tastes much better the next day. So whenever I make meatballs, I make lots of extras and put them in my fridge to allow the flavors to ...
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How far in advance of serving can you fry fried eggs?

A recent question asks how to fry eggs on a large scale. That prompts me to ask, can fried eggs be fried in advance and either cooled for later reheating, or alternatively kept warm for a prolonged ...
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How do I properly freeze and reheat a cooked, marinated steak?

I just grilled up a steak marinated in vinegar, rosemary, and olive oil. Problem is I made too much. What's the proper way to freeze, store, and subsequently reheat this steak to get it as close to as ...
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Can I salvage undercooked flan

I nearly doubled a flan recipe and didn't cook it enough, and so now it's not set. It's been in my fridge for about 18 hours. Do you think I can put it back in the oven for 20-30 minutes or so? ...
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How can I reheat chicken without it getting rubbery or dry?

Reheating chicken in the microwave is usually a disaster, rubbery and awful or underheated. In the toaster oven, the meat will frequently dry out. How can I reheat it and keep the texture ...
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Making Dumpling Conserve Better

When I make Chinese or Japanese style dumplings I often make too many and then store some for the next day When I reheat them, they always go a bit strange and seem to taste worse then when they were ...
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Best way to reheat pizza

Whats the best way to reheat leftover pizza? We usually use Boboli Crust with our own toppings, or sometimes we have frozen pizza.
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Ceramic vs Stainless Steel in coffee mugs

My travel mug broke :( Looking at replacements, I find that most travel mugs with designs tend to be stainless steel, whereas my prior mug was ceramic. Is there a difference in heat retention between ...
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How to Reheat Beef Tenderloin?

I have a Tenderloin that was roasted to medium and seared. How can I best reheat it without it getting dry and tough?
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Smoking pig butt: how to resume?

I set out this morning to cook a pig butt. Found out that I was going too a birthday party at such a time that the butt would smoke for six hours and then I would need to pull it. The shoulder was a ...
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How long do meatballs in sauce need to be heated in a crock pot?

I'm participating in a pot luck lunch this week. I'm bringing fully cooked meatballs, served in pasta sauce. My plan is to make the meatballs (around 30 - 40) the night before, cook them fully in ...
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Should I warm wine in the microwave?

Although warming wine in the microwave might seem like a "horrible" thing to do it clearly has some practical benefits. So will the microwave change the aroma of the wine compared to the conventional ...
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Reheating Spinach

I have heard that one shouldn't reheat a meal with spinach in it. Is there any truth in this and what is the reason?
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Ready to eat food not suitable for microwave

I bought a pre-made cornish pasty fromt the supermarket. The packaging says it can be eaten hot or cold, which presumably means it is already cooked. But the packaging also says it "is not suitable ...
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Best way to hold deep-fried foods?

If I'm deep-frying foods and want to hold batches of them so I can serve a large amount all at once, or even prepare a couple hours ahead, what's the best way to hold them until ready to serve? ...
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Tips for reheating food in the microwave

I often want to buy more than a meals-worth of fast-food (or other food you buy hot) to save multiple trips, but the reduction in taste that comes from reheating it makes me not want to. What can I ...
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re-fry fried food

Heating cold (refrigerated or frozen) food is a problem . Heating fried food always fails (ex. crisp parts turn loose). At some restaurants, I saw that they re-heat fries by re-frying them again (few ...
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How long does it take to warm a ham in the oven?

I bought a fully cooked ham. It was frozen, and it's now thawed. How long should I put in the oven to warm it up?
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What is the best way to reheat a sub-style sandwich?

So you go to a deli, pizza place, or any number of places that will sell you a 12"+ hot sandwich (e.g. a philly cheeseteak). You eat half and save the other half for another day. When that other day ...
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Reheating a Pretzel

I bought a large soft pretzel at a pretzel shop yesterday. When you buy them, they are warm and soft. What's the best way to reheat it so that it's as though I just bought it?
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How to reheat a Croquette without it getting soggy

Yesterday, I had to prepare some croquettes and transport them. I thought there would be no problem to reheat them in a toaster oven. However, the croquettes turned out soggy. The flavor was alright, ...
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How can food cooked 1-2 hours ago be effectively reheated in a microwave?

I cater and cook foods for clients. Recently I have a new client and I deliver the food all precooked and ready to eat. They may not eat for another hour or more after I deliver the food. Example of ...
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Re-boiling of tea?

I used to keep tea in thermos container after preparing. But i want to know how to keep it hot when serving within 5-10 minutes. When I reboil it as-is, then it becomes tasteless: it's like ...
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How did inventor Robert C. Baker bind breading to chicken?

I read on Wikipedia that Robert C. Baker invented a revolutionary new way to bind breading to chicken, which also sticks on the chicken after it was frozen and heated again. I can't find what this ...
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Is it acceptable to reheat frozen food?

If I make a frozen meal and then save the leftovers in the refrigerator, is it OK to reheat it the next day in the microwave? Since it's already been frozen (or freeze dried, whatever they do), it ...
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Can I add tomato paste afterwards, instead of during cooking, for a tomato sauce?

So I have a pizza tomato sauce recipe that called for adding 6 tablespoons of tomato paste during the cooking. Unfortunately, due to being very disorganized, I only realized half way through cooking ...
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Browning reheated food with only a microwave

I recently was given a Corningware Microwave Browner as a gift, which looks very cool and promising, but I have not tried it yet. It seems to me a special apparatus such as this would be necessary ...
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How to reheat ham pot pie

I'm making Pennsylvania Dutch ham pot pie. A dough is rolled, cut and dropped into boiling ham broth with potatoes. I would like to make it the day before serving. Can I put the pan in frig and ...
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Reheating in the oven: why and how?

I recently made some pan-fried chicken breast halves. When I wanted to reheat the leftovers I tried to do it in the conventional oven instead of the microwave oven as usual. Following some ...
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Freezing Mashed Potatoes - any way to prevent drying out?

I am making shepherd's pie soon for freezing, and have been given conflicting advice regarding freezing the mash potato topping. I've been told both to freeze only the mince base and make the mash ...
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What temperature would you heat frozen lasagna in the oven at?

We froze some leftover homemade lasagna and instead of reheating in the microwave we would like to use the oven. What is a good temperature and time for reheating?
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How to reheat a baked potato?

How should baked potatoes be reheated in order to most closely approximate fresh-from-the-oven quality?
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How can I reheat pork belly whilst keeping the meat moist and the crackling crackly?

I cooked a kilo pork belly yesterday with a very nice crackling in a roasting pan with a rack so that the pork does not touch the pan. Once we had dinner, I put it in the fridge without covering (in ...
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Heat pot first or is it okay to heat with food?

There are a few posts regarding when to add oil to a pan, but I was wondering if the same applied to making soups with a pot. When making a fresh pot of soup, would I heat the pot first (using the ...
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Prepping to freeze, thaw and reheat [closed]

I have a food truck and would like to cook as many things as possible to avoid buying canned food and work with as many fresh products as possible. It is too difficult to do it on a daily basis so I ...
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If I'm reheating things in tins and I don't have enough oven space, can I stack them on top of each other?

I'm reheating a bunch of leftovers, all stored in aluminum tins. I don't have enough oven rack space to lay it all out flat. Can I stack the tins? (Additionally, is it safe to leave on the ...
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Cooked chicken on bone - how to refrigerate and reheat some

I've made a cooked chicken on the bone (Coq Au Vin), however some guests couldn't attend, so two Chicken legs are left over. I'm planning to cool then refrigerate these and then re-heat in a pan ...
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Heating up with steam

Recently I realised that if I don't have a microwave oven, I can use boiling water to heat up certain types of food by boiling water in a deep bowl, putting water and the food in a covered smaller ...
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Reheat a turkey without drying it out?

For reasons not related to this question, I had to cook my turkeys yesterday. My meat themometer died near the end of cooking. So I ran to the store to get one "real fast". Three stores later I ...
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Refrigerating after reheating?

Yesterday, I got a calzone from a pizzeria, took it home and refrigerated it immediately. This morning, I reheated it in the microwave and ate some. Then, I put it back in the fridge. Later today, I ...
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Does liver reheat well?

I have a large chunk of beef liver, too much to eat in one sitting. I would prefer to cook it all up at once, but would it be palatable reheated? Would it be ok cold?