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Stop Hummus from darkening

I want to use hummus in a catering product, but I noticed it changes colors when left out for too long. The problem is that it needs to look appealing for a few hours. Do you have any tips on how to ...
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Why did this gallon of milk stay fresh for so long?

A few months ago I had a gallon of milk in the back of the fridge that stayed fresh for over a month - maybe even two; I lost track. Our house is only me and my wife. We don't drink milk often. I ...
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Storing Self-Made Cookies/Brittles/etc longer: ingredients and techniques

I like to make a large amount of pan sheet cookies or brownie brittles as something to crumble over my breakfast yogurt. Something in the style of variations on the following recipe: https://www....
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Fresh ground chorizo

If I am using ground fresh chorizo in an oven baked dish with chicken, do I need to brown it on the stove top first?
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How to prepare and use fresh herbs with woody stems (thyme, oregano) [duplicate]

For quite a while I have wanted to grow a selection of fresh herbs in my kitchen. I have managed to set up that works wonderfully growing my most used herbs but now I’m running into questions about ...
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I need to substitute fresh yams for canned, but I want the sweetness

I have always used Bruce's canned Yams for My Sweet Potato Casserole. Unfortunately, this year with the pandemic, I cannot find any available. I still want to make the casserole and want it to taste ...
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Do pre-packaged chocolate truffles (e.g., Lindt) remain flavorful months after their best by date?

I often prepare mini chocolate fruit puddings (in shot glasses), by combining fresh fruit and a melted truffle for guests; as a quick hors-d'oeuvre. I found a bulk package available, but they're short-...
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What is the best way to keep fresh food good for a long trip?

I would like to buy a few meals from a restaurant that would then later be reheated. What would be the best way to safely transport pasta for 10+ hours while maintaining freshness and quality? I was ...
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How do I wash farm-fresh eggs?

My aunt recently gifted us a carton of eggs fresh from her chickens. I've been rinsing them off thoroughly with each use, but I'm not really sure if this is enough to make sure they're sanitary for ...
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How to determine the grain of a fresh/ uncooked Arm Roast

Newbie. I have a 3-lb fresh Arm Roast from a local butcher shop. They did not slice it into 1-lb. slices this time, so I need to figure out how to do that. It looks like my first obstacle is ...
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Why are my homemade Manicotti Shells doughy?

I handmade fresh pasta sheets for my manicotti recipe. Without cooking the pasta sheets in boiling water I stuffed the sheets (shells) with the cheese filling, topped with tomato sauce and cooked ...
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Smooth ricotta texture

I once had the opportunity to taste ricotta that was very smooth. The texture was like a thick greek yogurt (but the taste very different). I loved it. I could not find that anywhere else as a ...
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How are fresh fish shipped across continents?

I am currently wondering when I see in US fish markets "Fresh Scottish Salmon" or in Europe "Fresh Alaskan Salmon". How do you ship fresh fish across continents? By plane over night? Or there is no ...
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Do fresh chilli peppers have properties that ground chilli peppers do not?

Usually when something is ground it can lose some properties, e.g. a lot of seeds can lose their oil. Does fresh chilli contain anything such as oils or anything else which a store bought powder ...
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Will ground sealed pepper have lost it freshness?

From other answers I can see that fine grounded pepper looses its freshness and flavors so freshly ground is better. Does this apply as much to coarse ground, I imagine when you bite it more parts of ...
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How do I know eggs are fresh?

I buy eggs from market last week and when I used their colours are little bit changed.I am confused that eggs are fresh or not.
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Salmon nigiri sushi feels like melting in the mouth. How to achieve that?

I am trying to make sushi at home and I'm buying fresh salmon from Whole Foods. The sushi tastes good, but it's missing something. The salmon feels too "fishy" and solid. If one eats at a good sushi ...
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Drying uncured fresh sausage

I make fresh sausage that I won't smoke. I don't add any cure. How do I dry them without the cure in them?
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How do I get rid of excess flour on my dried pasta shapes?

I dried some cavatelli I made with egg dough (I know it's usually made with AP, semolina and water but I was improvising), however, I had to add some excess flour around the shapes to prevent them ...
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Does near expiration date milk continue to "age" in a cooked dish?

I have 2% milk that has two more days before its Best Buy date. If I use it in a baked casserole, such as green bean casserole, does it continue to age? Would the leftovers be safe for 2-3 days? How ...
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How to keep a lunch box fresh for more than 2 hours?

I've been searching about making a lunch box. From what I searched, food is usually safe for up to 2 hours after it was taken from the fridge (pasta, hardboiled egg, etc). However, if commuting takes ...
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Should truly fresh steak (i. e. still purple) have a smell?

I recently purchased a strip steak from my local grocery. Got home and noticed that the other side (the side that was face down at the deli) had a section that was noticeably purple. If I get really ...
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Pure fresh semolina pasta with and without eggs

Searching google for Italian recipes of fresh pasta using semolina di grano duro flour (semola di grano duro in Italian), I found a lot of videos and instructions from Italian websites and Italian ...
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Process fresh salmon into Sushi / Sashimi salmon?

I am a Sushi and Sashimi lover, especially salmon flesh. I recently bought some fresh salmon from Taobao. It's not frozen and has been kept around 4°C for 24h (during delivery). The product page said ...
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More efficient way to cook fresh caught fish while camping

I am camping over the weekend in Idaho. Plan on catching primarily trout. Will keep the fish fresh and alive until dinner time. A camp fire will be maintained through out the day to ensure hot embers ...
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Volumetric conversion between frozen and fresh spinach

I like to freeze my spinach and use it in smoothies. When I bring it out of the freezer, I crush it as much as I can. I then measure it out in 2 cup quantities. How much would this equal in fresh ...
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Can Freshly Caught Fish Remain "Fresh" for 2 to 3 Days in Refrigerator?

I have often heard that fresh-caught fish, properly stored in a refrigerator, will remain fresh for 2-3 days. Does this mean that the fish can be considered fresh, stored in this manner, by counting ...
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Is there a way to keep bananas that are half submerged in milk fresh for at least 26-28 hours?

I make a special drink that contains banana and milk and I drink it every morning, is there a way i can have it ready in a blender for up to 28 hours? I am unsure but i got a recommendation of putting ...
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How to tell when broccoli has gone bad?

I often get big jumbo bags of pre-cut Broccoli from Costco with a sell by date that is usually about a week out from my date of purchase. The florets seem perfectly fine on the sell by date, and I've ...
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Why do spots appear on iceburg lettuce during cold storage?(0~4℃)

Why does round lettuce appear spot during cold storage?(0~4℃)Is it still edible? I would like to extend the storage time. Lettuce is packaged with other vegetables, like red chicory, ...
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Cooking thick fresh egg pasta

I tried making fresh egg pasta for the first time today, and generally I think the dough came out alright, except that, as I don't have a roller (and also because I just underestimated the thickness) ...
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Is two-month old eggs laid by backyard chicken still edible?

Someone gave me some eggs laid by his backyard chicken about two months ago. I left them in a regular egg container on my kitchen counter for about two months now. The room temperature ranges between ...
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How to store fresh peaches?

I bought fresh, ripe peaches, and I don't eat them super fast. I want them to last fresh for as long as possible. How should I store them? Helpful details would address: Under what parameters would ...
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What are the principal components of coconut taste, and how do they differ between fresh and stale coconuts?

I was used to drinking coconut milk and finding that it is nice, a bit sweet, and a bit bland. One day i had a normal supermarket coconut, that tasted like Malibu essence inside. Is that what a very ...
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How can I increase the longevity of my bananas? [duplicate]

I have some bananas that I just bought at Trader Joe's. They're nice, fresh, yellow, and full of general banana-ness. But if I take more than a week or so to eat them all, they start to get brown ...
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How to transport fresh ravioli to office potluck?

I made some fresh ravioli to take into an office potluck. I only have access to a microwave at work to reheat the food. I also don't want my ravioli to stick to each other once cooked. I'm thinking of ...
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Are there any differences in large or small pieces of root ginger?

I find the bigger ones easier to peel, but I've heard that, for example, in potatoes all the vitamins are just below the skin, so I wonder if by a similar effect, smaller rhizomes of root ginger would ...
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Curing fresh ham with limited ingredients

Help Please. I live in Ecuador, in a small coastal fishing village, so ingredients are limited. I purchased a big fresh ham at the market today and want to cure it for Christmas. This is what I ...
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How long can you keep tuna in jar with olive oil

Someone sent me tuna in olive oil from a delicatessen shop via post in a box. When I received the package the safety button of the jar was off (you could squeeze it). Due to this I was hesitant to eat ...
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How long will saki keep? [duplicate]

We have a bottle of saki that I use for cooking occasionally, but I haven't used it in about 6 months, and the bottle has been in the fridge for over a year. Is this still good or can I reclaim that ...
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Fresh herbs going bad [duplicate]

When I buy fresh herbs from the grocery store they go bad too quickly what can I do to keep them fresher longer? I just bought a vacuum sealer because I thought it would help preserve my food ...
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Strange orange gel on surface of zucchini?

There's a strange orange gel-like substance on the surface of a zucchini that's been sitting in my kitchen for a few days. It's a bit like tiny globs of orange marmalade. Any idea what it could be? Is ...
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How to check freshness of paneer

I normally buy paneer only if it's packed within previous day of two. Apart from checking the date of packaging, is there anyway to check whether the paneer is fresh or sour? Also, when paneer itself ...
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Substituting fresh vegetables/fruits for canned

I've made a commitment this year to reduce the amount of waste coming out of my home. This includes cooking and buying in smaller portions so less is composted and paying attention to what kind of ...
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How to tell if fresh chilli is off?

So, I keep running into this difficulty. I buy and use a lot of fresh chillies in my cooking, but sometimes the dish turns out, well, significantly worse and I cannot identify anything I am doing ...
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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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how long does a cake with avocado frosting last in the fridge? [duplicate]

I am making a cake that I will frost with avocado frosting. For how many days can I keep cakes/cupcakes frosted with avocado frosting in the fridge? I use this avocado frosting recipe from Alton ...
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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 ...
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Lobster Death! Freezer vs. Alcohol

I love lobster but I must admit I am not very good at cooking it. I want to make this easier on my self by just adding the lobster to a flavorful broth. I've heard in the past that if you are going ...
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gel substance to keep food moist?

I've seen this in mostly chain supermarket and Costco. When they make sushi, they would brush this clear gel like substance on the sushi maki roll either to keep it moist or fresh for long period of ...
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