Questions about storing food both before and after they have been processed or cooked.

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Can I use a plastic cup instead of a ramekin for my panna cotta?

I don't have ramekins or custard cups. Can I pour the warm (not hot) cream-buttermilk mixture of panna cotta into plastic cups to refrigerate?
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Making a sausage and letting it dry out in the fridge

I got a kg of ground beef and put two tablespoons of salt with it. I also put a lot of spices, stuff like paprika, black pepper, allspice, tumeric, lots of garlic, and two tbsp vinegar. This is ...
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Is there a specific name for the mise en place containers used in professional kitchens?

I've recently been watching the PBS show "The Mind of a Chef" and noticed the plastic containers the chefs use to store ingredients as part of their mise en place. To me they seem like a better ...
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Saran wrap changed?

Two related questions: (1) Has Saran wrap changed formula? I just bought two boxes yesterday and it was not normal. The plastic sagged and did not cling as well. Normally Saran wrap is quite stiff ...
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Is it ok to store peanut oil in the container it came in after being used?

I am starting to get into frying again. I was wondering if it is ok to store the oil after it has cooled down in its original container or if there is a better option for storage.
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How can I make delicious pastries in advance of serving day [closed]

I would like to make some amazing breakfast treats to serve at an event we are hosting but I am part of the event and will be very busy the whole week before. Does anyone have any ideas for pastries ...
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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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can you refreeze pork after power outage [duplicate]

My freezer went off.Still in ice but the meat is thawed out.Can I refreeze it.It is a whole pork of meat
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How to store squash?

I live in a small apartment with lots of windows.I do not have a basement.I read you can store squash a in cool, dark place for up to 3 months. Can I use a dark plastic bin to store it in or will it ...
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How to get rid of plastic and residual weird taste from food stored in tupperware?

When I store leftovers in plastic tupperware and eat them later, I sometimes taste plastic. I do have some glass pyrex containers and they don't leave this aftertaste, but I would like to be able to ...
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Shelf life of items stored in vacuum containers vs airtight non-vacuum ones?

I was planning in investing in a set of vacuum food containers, something like these with the pump to remove excess air. It took me a while to find the ones I wanted, and in the process I started ...
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Pasta Storage Oops! [duplicate]

I had purchased some Spinach Filled Tortellini from the refrigerated case at Trader Joe's. While unpacking the groceries my daughter put the tortellini in the pantry instead of the fridge. It is 4 ...
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Cooling a Roast cooked in a Crockpot

What is the correct way to cool off a Roast/Pot/Carrots cooked in a Crockpot? Can I put it straight in the refrigerator after turning off or should I cool it off first.
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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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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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Storage approach for chopped vegetables? [duplicate]

I'm a single man but trying to cook more and eat healthy. For convenience, I buy chopped vegetables from the grocery store. I'm referring to those plastic packages of 8 ounces of things like onions, ...
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How long can be leftover food kept in fridge if sealed in glass jar with airtight lid? [duplicate]

How long would you say such food is safe, if is stored in the jar and closed with the lid immediately after cooking?
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How to safely store melamine plates?

I bought some melamine plates and bowls for using when I have lots of people around. They worked fine. My question is: What is the safest way to store them? (They will be used infrequently, maybe ...
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Unopened shredded cheese gets soggy in the fridge

I just moved out of my parents house and I'm fairly new to cooking and how to store stuff. I bought a package of shredded mozzarella like a week or so ago and put it in the fridge. Today I was ...
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Storage options for Oyster mushrooms

Found about 5 pounds of Oyster mushrooms today in southern Ohio. First time for me. What is the best method of cleaning and storing for long term? Do these dehydrate well or should they be sauted and ...
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How can I use molasses without making a mess?

I love using molasses in many different recipes, but I have found it difficult to avoid making a mess when using it. Both spooning molasses from the jar and trying to pour it out wind up leaving ...
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Can I store dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, etc) together?

I am planning on making a bunch of gingerbread this year, the recipe I use takes both baking powder and baking soda. In order to cut down on dishes and time I thought I might mix all of the dry ...
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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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Best way to preserve choco-chip cookies: food saver?

Hi cookie perfectionists! What is the best way to preserve chocolate chip cookies for one-week? Here's my short-list: Vacuum-sealed mason jars? Vacuum-sealed bags? (will deform the cookies) Any of ...
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Food container “not suitable for foods with a high fat or sugar content”

I'm considering getting some food containers, but I noticed most of them have this in the description: Not suitable for foods with a high fat or sugar content Why is that ? What could happen if ...
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Should dry salami develop green mould?

I recently (5 weeks ago), purchased a set of dry salami from a food festival. I kept them in the plastic bag that they came in; however, when I recently checked them, they were completely covered with ...
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Pros and cons of a brass hip flask

I have been considering buying a hip flask for some time now. I have been holding off from getting the cheap varieties because I hear they impart a metallic taste to the alcohol. If I had my druthers, ...
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How to store cooked Quinoa for few hours at work?

I want to cook red grain quinoa while making breakfast at home in the morning, and then pack it and have it later for lunch at work with a salad. How should I store it after cooking for about 5 hours? ...
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Most efficient way to dried up fresh oregano leaves [duplicate]

I have many many oregano in my house and I also love the taste of it when dried and mixed to foods. My question is what is the most efficient way to dried up the oregano leaves so I can store it for ...
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Storing chicken of the woods (mushroom) (pic)

Wondering if anyone here has stored Chicken of the woods with success. Last year I tried dehydrating but it really doesn't bounce back to well. Could these be sauteed and then frozen for later use in ...
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Bottling hot sauces

Does anyone make bottles that can be sealed by canning method? I'll be making sauce in a few weeks and I'm looking for long term storage ideas without freezing or refrigeration. If everything else ...
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How can I keep food hot for extended periods without an active heat source?

Say I have a hot dish, and I want to keep it hot and safe (i.e. >140F) without any heat source (no electricity, no fire) for as long as possible, say morning to evening, or even over a day. Just using ...
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In a restaurants' kitchen in SC, is it DHEC approved to store raw meat next to ready to eat food?

In a cold table, is it dhec approved to hold raw meat up top next to ready to eat food, provided they have lids. There is a 3-4 inch steel spacer in between each top holding area. It would not be ...
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What foods are safe to leave in the car over a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm going on a long distance permanent relocation road trip and have some random stuff left at home that I can either throw out or bring along. What foods are safe to leave in the car over a long ...
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Difference between french bread and japanese bread

I live in japan for 1 year now, but i cannot find french bread - Baguette - in tokyo as we have in france They're bread is not crunchy nor crispy at all, and it's chewy, I kind of feel like i am ...
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How to properly store cubed carrots?

Should cubed carrots be stored in a water or just as they are. I've seen it done both ways, so I would like to know which way is correct and why. These cubed carrots end up going in a farmer's chop ...
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How important are each of temperature, humidity, and vibration for storing wine?

I'm deciding whether to buy a wine chiller for my apartment, maybe this one. I could only realistically keep it on top of my refrigerator. The alternative would be to keep wine in my fridge (the ...
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How long will blackberries keep in the refrigerator if they have been cooked with sugar and water added?

How long will blackberries keep in the refrigerator if they have been cooked with sugar and water?
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Can you buy plastic food containers like “Tupperware” in specific or custom dimensions?

I am in need of a food container that is a specific dimension in this case (7.5"L x 3"W x 2"H) but I often need various sizes. I can't seem to find any in that dimension and I cant find a website that ...
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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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Can I keep herbs fresh by spraying them with fertilizer?

I tend to use a lot of fresh herbs for cooking so over time with trial and error I have come up with this: It is possible to keep herbs fresh (Parsley and Dill mostly) for around a week or more but ...
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I have a bottle of unopened 23 year old corked spanish white cooking wine

with laurel leaves steeping in it as well. I bought it at the Placio De Espania in 1992. Would it still be safe for use?
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How long can I freeze uncooked rice noodles for ( not dried but in sealed bag )

I live in a rural area and don't have transport so when I get chance to shop I tend to buy in semi bulk and I bought several packs of rice noodles ( not the dried ones ) and put them in the freezer. ...
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(How) can I store and cook leftover rice so it isn't soggy? [duplicate]

My wife and I like Asian meals (Curry, Niku Jaga, et cetera) and without fail we tend to make more rice than we need. I would encourage her to cook less rice, but a preferable solution would be to ...
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Will my double crust for a fresh uncooked chicken pot pie get soggy if left in refrigerator overnight?

I am making 8 chicken pot pies with a double crust in a 9" round aluminum container as gifts for friends to take home and cook themselves or freeze it. I will pre-prep the filling on a Friday and ...
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How long can raw fish be kept if it has been thawed in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

I bought fish, repackaged and froze it immediately when I got home. My husband thawed it in the refrigerator (without my knowledge) for 2-3 days. I was afraid of the possibility of food poisoning and ...
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Chocolate and oil mixed

When I melt 16 oz of chocolate I add 4 oz of oil how long can I keep this and how should it be stored. Someone said something about botulism ??
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What kinds of beans are there and how to recognize them? [closed]

I've been looking for nutrition facts for beans (bought in bulk, doesn't have a label) I bought but couldn't find which type there are. It took me quite a while to recognize them as pinto beans. Also ...
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I've seasoned and floured more chicken than I need to fry. What's the best way to store it for cooking at a later date?

I have marinated chicken overnight, floured it for frying and didn't cook. What is the best way to store it for frying at a later time?
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Fresh Herb Storage

I am trying to get some fresh herbs (Parsley and Dill for example) to stay fresh for some time. I have tried the water jar method which is just trimming ends of stems and putting the bunch in a jar of ...