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Can I save my vinegar soaked caraway seeds?

I prepared some quick-pickled onions (the variety that you only keep in the fridge for a few days) and used a "boil the vinegar then pour it over" method. I accidentally dropped about 40g of ...
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When do foods with a use-by date really go bad? [duplicate]

UPDATE: All the standard recommendations say you can only store refrigerated raw chicken for 1-2 days, but that seems really conservative, since it's designed for immunocompromised people. Therefore, ...
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When do bananas go bad? [duplicate]

When do bananas become unsafe for eating? Is it when they turn brown? Or black? Not for recipes, but for straight eating. Also, does the peel color even matter if the inside of the banana is still ...
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Is it safe to eat chili sauce when some dried around neck on brand new bottle?

I opened a new jar of chili sauce and there was a dark hard substance on the rim and inside lid in same spot, like some of the sauce was there when the lid was placed and sealed. There was none inside ...
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What spices need to be cooked before use due to food safety concerns?

I recently purchased a home curry kit which comprised of various powdered spices (including chilli, cumin, coriander etc.) and a separate curry sauce. To use, the meat or veg is fried until browned, ...
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Classico Pesto left outside for a week, used in recipe, still safe?

So I thought I didn’t open my jar of pesto(on the counter) and used it in a recipe, but I just realized I used it before for the first time around a week ago. So it’s been sitting on the countertop, ...
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I accidentally sprayed bleach on some apples. Is this dangerous?

When I was bleaching towels, I accidentally sprayed some on apples nearby. The next day, to be safe, I washed these apples for about 15 seconds. Are these apples safe to eat Could someone get sick? ...
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Are pig testicles edible?

I’m just asking a question about a part of the animals anatomy. I’m watching something on the discovery channel and where they are located they stated that, people in this part of the village eat ...
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Can warm pecorino grow listeria?

So my mom ordered some pecorino Romano and it came wrapped in insulated bags, foil and ice packs that had melted. The cheese appeared wet inside the vacuum sealed bag Can pecorino grow listeria after ...
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Why must fermenting meat be kept cold, but not vegetables?

This is a somewhat unique question, so I'll start by stating my assumptions that I understand to be "widely known" among food preservation enthusiasts. If any of these are not accurate, ...
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What are "processed dates", are they ready to eat or just easy to wash?

I got a package of dates, an oval long one, with an interesting-looking spoon/stick inside of the package along with dates. It is not stated on the package if they are ready to eat or not, but they ...
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Is my powdered milk still ok after being in a 100 ° hot trailer for 3 weeks?

I was out of my trailer for 3 weeks here in Yuma AZ. Temps reached 100 degrees in trailer. I had powdered milk (Augason Farms brand) left behind. The milk is unopened. Is it still safe?
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Rice dish left out of fridge overnight - safe to eat? [duplicate]

So, being the chronicly forgetful person I am, yesterday evening I cooked a rice dish, left on the kitchen table to cool, and forgot about it until this morning. It spent 12-13 hours at room ...
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Are shrivelled chilis safe to eat and process into chili flakes?

I home-grow chillis (Capsicum annuum, "Guarda Cielo") on my windowsill. This year, some of them began to have fruits very early (February to March). I left some of them on the plant for too ...
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Time and temperature required to kill parasites in fish?

There's a lot of incomplete information floating around the internet about food safety with regards to fish, sous vide, and sushi. For example, plenty of sources say that cooking at 60C / 140F for 1 ...
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I seared pork butt in the oven but left it in the crock pot unplugged for about 6 hours before I realized no cooking. Is it safe to now cook? [duplicate]

I cooked a 5 lb pork butt for 20 min at 500 degrees to sear it in the oven before putting in the crockpot. Just realized crock pot was not plugged in. Has been easily 6-7 hours. Is it safe to start ...
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i have a 1980's teamade, something is all over the bottom, i can't get it off/out, would you consider this safe to drink from? what is it? fixable?

as you can see, something is all over the place in the bottom of the kettle around the edges? can i remove them, can this be fixed? its great and i have been drinking from it every morning but i ...
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Dented can botulism possibility?

So this evening I made some chili the cans I bought were perfectly fine no dents or anything, I go to open the diced tomatoes and realize my can opener made a dent while opening the can I went ahead ...
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Canned food delivered in hot weather, is it still safe to eat

I had a couple canned campbell soup items delivered from amazon at 130pm to our door way. It was not brought inside till 730pm. And while it was in the shade the entire 6 hours, it is also about 110f ...
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Hot holding brisket elote/cream corn

So we serve on our food truck a awesome brisket elote cup creamed corn with a Mayo/sour cream base. On the truck we smoke the corn put a dollop of the dressing in the bottom of the cup top that with ...
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Can you steam eggs with other food? Is this healthy? [duplicate]

I cooked eggs on top of potatoes and I was wondering if this was a wrong thing to do. Edit: it isn't duplicate, it is about steaming not boiling.
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Can I reuse marinade used to marinate tofu?

I already found lots of questions on this site with answers advising not to reuse marinade used to marinate meat. Which I understand, because meat poisoning is no laughing matter. But what about ...
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Worried about my potatoes and botulism

I made mash potatoes two nights ago and I left the pot that I made them in on top of the stove for two days before washing it. I’ve been sick and got around to it today. The majority of the potato had ...
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Black stains developed on the bottom on stainless steel pot

Black stains developed on the bottom on stainless steel pot. These are coming back after cleaning the pot when I cook chicken. What are these, whether it is possible to get rid of these and it is it ...
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Help, i accidentally used a dirty measuring cup [closed]

I accidentally used a dirty measuring cup that was in sink to fill my pot to make mac n cheese, I thought I washed it good but after eating I seen sediment at the bottom of it, the water boiled for ...
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Chicken leg cooked but not in joints [duplicate]

I cooked chicken legs to over 165 degrees F and checked in several places but later saw red juices. I checked inside and the meat around the joints was clearly raw. The chicken had been mostly ...
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DIY Frozen boil in the bag meals

I am hoping to replicate the commercial "Frozen boil in the bag" meals for consumption at home. These seem to be mainly fish in sauce these days, but I vaguely remember meat dishes of this ...
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Resealing canned food in Aluminum bags?

I'm a person who goes on long outdoor expeditions and there are many canned foods that I would like to bring with me but the weight of the can is just too much. I would like to be able to open a can ...
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What are the dark brown streaks on the surface of the cheese that suddenly appeared within one day?

The cheese was stored in the refrigerator. On the previous day none of the brown streaks were there and some cheese was cut off with a knife.
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Waterbath canning chow chow

I waterbath canned some chow chow on Wednesday. It was cabbage, cauliflower, red pepper, green peppers, and (was suppose to add green tomatoes and forgot) can I open them, add tomatoes and can again?...
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Blue spots in omelette?

My sister made me an omelette earlier, and when I dug into it I noticed several blue spots inside it, resembling mold or dye. It tasted perfectly fine, but just looked odd. She assured me that they ...
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How to Use Frozen Bones for Bone Broth?

I've watched lots of videos on how to prepare bone broths. However, I haven't found much information about making it directly from frozen bones. I have understood that I should move frozen bones from ...
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Packaging/Bottling and Uncooked Hot Sauce

Forgive me for the post being long! I make a buffalo sauce/marinade that all my friends and family rave about. I’d love to be able to give some to them to keep in the pantry, especially the ones that ...
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Is this beef rib ok?

I am cooking beef ribs for a chemo patient and don't want to take any chances. The fat on the ribs is bluish greenish. See the photo. Is it normal or rotten? The meat looks good. Imgur pics
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How long can you safely store used cooking oil without refrigeration in a kitchen? [duplicate]

In these frugal days, I have started filtering and reusing my cooking oil when I deep fry items e.g. pork escalope etc. I strain the oil through kitchen paper and a fine sieve and when cool, pour back ...
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I accidentally put my canned tuna in the fridge

I accidentally put my unopened canned yellow fish tuna into the fridge for about a day. I took it out and put it in the pantry. Is it safe to eat?
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Once unwashed eggs have been refrigerated, must they remain so?

Other questions on this site have addressed the fact that unwashed eggs do not need refrigeration because they are protected by a "cuticle". Washing removes the cuticle, and therefore ...
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Under what conditions does the fat in durum wheat semolina go rancid and how can you tell?

I have a packet of wholewheat couscous that is three months past its best before date but was stored in optimal, cool dry conditions. On opening the pack, there was a distinctive but not unpleasant &...
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double boiler (temp?)

It seems that almost everywhere, I see the advice to keep the top of a double boiler away from the water in the bottom--with the explanation that the top will get too hot if it touches or is semi-...
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Why are soaked dried soy beans cooked before fermenting?

Is it necessary to cook soaked dried soy beans before fermenting them?
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Is it safe to put silica gel packets in spices?

I know it's pretty safe (even recommended) to store food in cabinets that have silica gel packs. I'm wondering if it is safe (and a good idea) to put the sealed silica gel packets directly into the ...
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Sushi Salmon left uncovered overnight in fridge safe to eat?

I thawed raw sushi salmon the day before and then wrapped it in papertowels and put it in the fridge overnight, but I forgot to put a lid on the container. It the salmon still safe to eat? Since the ...
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What are these dark spots on my walnut kerns? Are they safe to eat?

Sometimes, when I'm eating walnuts, I'll find one with some dark spots on the kern surface, as shown in the photograph below. I normally prefer to err on the side of caution (I think I read somewhere ...
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Home-made Kimchi lost all water after being put in the fridge

I've made Kimchi using this recipe (german link, but I think it should be a pretty standard recipe). I let it ferment for a week at room temperature and everything looked fine (it was covered in water/...
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What are these small black specs inside my peppers?

Inside my pepper (pic) are these small black/brown specs. What are they? Are they safe to eat?
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Is this steel casserole safe for use? [duplicate]

Yesterday I bought this 1 lt (1 qt) steel casserole in a chinese shop, and after boiling one egg, it's decolored and got black spots, as shown: It's stainless steel, it weights 430g, and I guess it's ...
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What is the minimum length of time and temperature one can safely cook white Basmati rice for?

The particular Basmati rice I normally use (Aldi own brand), cooks perfectly with seperate, non-sticky grains using the following method. In a large pan of cold water (3 or 4 times the volume of rice),...
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Is it safe to reheat mushrooms?

According to this very popular Bright Side video (https://youtu.be/P2BVyHOdFUo) , it is not safe to reheat mushrooms as they not only lose their nutritional value, but can also make you ill. This, ...
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When corn starch is added to icing sugar, has it been cooked?

My icing (powdered) sugar has 97% sugar and 3% "maize starch". Answers to a recent question accidentally ate raw corn starch say that corn starch, like wheat flour, is meant to be cooked ...
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Accidentally ate raw corn starch, is it safe?

So I was heating up some canned soup over the stove, and it felt a bit thin. So I thought to use some corn starch to thicken it up. After pouring some in, some of it landed on my hand and I licked it ...
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