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Questions about how to store food so as to preserve its freshness and overall quality.

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preservative to use in falafel sauce

I have falafel sauce made of: dried red hot pepper fresh red bell pepper onion garlic lemon salt black pepper I want to sell this product in glass bottles or plastic containers. What kind of ...
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Shelf stable caramels [on hold]

How can I make caramels at home that are shelf stable?
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Freezing flavored/infused oils

I'm looking to make a variety of infused oils (lemon zest infused, garlic confit oil, herb oil, etc--all strained with no solids left) to have on hand. Unfortunately, most recipes recommend to use ...
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Why does storing bread in a plastic (grocery) bag keep it fresh longer?

I accidentally stumbled upon this 'trick' a week ago when I forgot about a baguette that I bought for a party and never used. It was half-covered (loosely) by a plastic grocery bag. When I took it out ...
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Is it safe to store dry food products under the sink?

I'm in an apartment with limited kitchen storage space. I want to store some dry food products like tea, coffee, cereal, rice, etc. but the only place I found for them is basically under the sink (...
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Problem storing Kosher Dill pickles

I have been putting up Kirby cucumbers following Grandma's recipe for over 30 years using just 1 tablespoon of kosher salt, garlic, spices, dill, alum and water (NO VINEGAR). I'm using dishwasher-...
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Safe to freeze boiled/ blanched pork bones/ meat for future use to cook soup?

This is relating to Asian/ Chinese style soup/ broth cooking. I am a very busy person and do not have time to cook. I cook in a small kitchen with the basic crockeries. I usually do my groeceries ...
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I'm cooking a Romanian meatball soup for 60 people. How much of this soup do I need to feed 60 people?

This is the recipe (in Romanian) for the meatball soup. Here is the ingredient list translated: Servings: a pot of 5 L Ingredients - savoriurbane.com 2 carrots 1 parsley root 1 root parsnips 1 ...
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Refrigerator Fruit/Vegetable Bins

Is there anything that makes the bins in the fridge particularly good (or bad) for storing fruits and vegetables. Previous refrigerators had a moisture control slide that altered humidity in the bins. ...
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food safety for green benas [duplicate]

Are cooked green beans safe to eat after staying at room temperature for 16 hours? They were cooked to the proper temperature, but leftovers were not refrigerated promptly.
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How to contain the smell of truffle spice?

From our trip to Venice, Italy we brought home some truffle spice. It says "truffle powder" on the small container and mainly consists of salt, flour, truffle and dried mushrooms. It smells ...
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What is the best type of plastic to store alcohol?

What kinds of food-grade plastic is best for storing alcohol for cooking use? Does the type of plastic differ based on the percentage of alcohol? My question actually comes from wanting to brew ...
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Bread is too moist in a humid climate

I live in Florida, it's extremely humid here. Store bought bread and home made (bread machine) bread is always too moist for our liking. I've read on the internet to never keep bread in the ...
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Is there an upper limit to the “room temperature” at which eggs should be stored?

(Unwashed) eggs needn't be stored in a fridge. Well, depends where you live and if the hens get vaccinated against salmonella, that is. Basically eggs come with a type of natural coating - the ...
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Why are our olives getting moldy?

Our family consumes a lot of olives. About 5 years ago, we started buying the 55oz cans of Lindsey sliced black olives. We put them in about 7 separate plastic containers (Hillshire Farms sliced deli ...
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Storage of partially used jar of mustard?

Because I use mustard for my own consumption only occasionally, I am buying smallest available packages (350 g) but after opening I can see unused mustard slowly changing into "water" and solid ...
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Can I freeze live crayfish

I plan to freeze some crayfish. Is it ok to put them in the freezer when still alive?
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What happens to cheese below 0°C and above +8°C?

What happens to cheese if I transport it in cold temperature (below 0°C, up to -20°C) for 5-7 hours? What if it's at +10°C for 5-7 hours? Can it go bad? If it does, do cool bags solve the issue of ...
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Smoked Pork Butt Question

I’ve smoked two pork butts for 11 hours and they’re done- but I’ve not supposed to serve for 7 hours. My plan is to keep itv warm in the oven at a low temperature. Question is: should I wrap the ...
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Since when have eggs in the UK said “at home, refrigerate” (and why)?

Eggs in the UK (and most if not all of Europe) are sold at ambient temperature. This question is specifically in this context. When putting a box of eggs away in the cupboard yesterday I noticed ...
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How can I store Brie for a long period?

There's a semi-local creamery that makes the loveliest Brie I've ever had. It's priced quite reasonably but the shipping costs more than the cheese itself, so it's a little impractical. I bought three ...
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Why can't I tighten my olive oil bottle? [closed]

It seems every olive oil bottle I buy lately is not made to be tightened all the way. Why?
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How Sanitary are Counter-Style Baked Goods versus Packaged Goods?

In a local supermarket, the bakery section has a small cart-like unit that houses baked goods like croissants, bagels, etc. The cart has small boxes to store the food, tongs to pick it up, and a roof-...
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Fridge life of sauce/condiments

Right so, for many sauces i buy, they have a use within 3 days / 4 weeks after opening in the instructions on the back. For most.. they have an expiry date on the actual bottle and "Refrigerate ...
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Botulism from *uncooked* potatoes wrapped in foil?

Recently I've seen uncooked, prewrapped-in-foil potatoes at the store, meant for baking. But I've always read that keeping potatoes wrapped tightly in foil at room temperature is one of the ways that ...
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Can the following be added to tahini and stored over six months?

I gather plain tahini mixed with water will keep for 6 months in an airtight container in the fridge I was wondering if any of these added ingredients: plain tahini (sesame seed paste) lemon juice, ...
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Storing Whole Wheat and Unbleached Flour

Can whole wheat and unbleached flours be stored in the same container instead of storing them separately? I'd like to pre-mix my flours for all of my baking and store it that way. Since my diet ...
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Do spice containers need to be hermetic?

Spice containers purchase I'm planning on upgrading my spice storage. Reading some advice online (e.g. article 1, and article 2) I came to the conclusion that spice containers should: Not be exposed ...
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How to prevent homemade butter from melting/separating under hot conditions

Please, I'm making homemade butter that will be kept and served at an outdoor event. What process/additive/ingredient can I add to preparation that will prevent the butter from separating or melting ...
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How long can i store fruit Puree ? [duplicate]

I'm planning to start an ice cream store and found the prices of branded fruit purees to be exorbitant. I'm thinking of making my own purees. How long can I store these purees in the refrigerator? ...
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Storing fresh sourdough [duplicate]

I would like to know what is the best way to store fresh baked sourdough so that it maintains a nice crunchy crust and a nice soft, slightly moist, light texture? I usually store it at room ...
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Reasonable to store loaves and pound cake in garage during winter? (25-35 F max?)

I receive a large package of baked goods from family every Christmas. I do NOT have enough freezer space to keep them frozen until we get to them. They usually arrive about 10 days prior to when we'll ...
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How to make, store, and reheat angel hair pasta for 250 in a tiny church kitchen

My wedding is coming, and our main course is angel hair pasta with red sauce or white sauce, and add-ins which are cubed grilled chicken and broccoli florets. We are feeding 250 from age 2 up to age ...
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How many times can you freeze, thaw and refreeze cooked grains? (pasta, rice, bread) [duplicate]

I was wondering how many times can you safely freeze, thaw, reheat and then refreeze cooked grains such as rice, buckwheat and pasta? (cooked in plain salted water - no other ingredients added)
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On-top-of-fridge storage

Is there any concerns (food safety, quality, otherwise etc) with storing dry goods [spices, protein powder], or bottles [wine bottles, pop cans] on top of a refrigerator unit?
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How does sunlight degrade cooking oil?

Why exactly is it recommended to store cooking oil away from sunlight? How does sunlight accelerate spoilage?
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Used Fish Grease

I fried fish in my indoor turkey deep fryer last week. It's been outside on my back porch since that day. The temperature outside has been up and down. Although the top has been closed since then. Is ...
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Self-made fatty dough separates in refrigerator, how to prevent

I'm not sure if this dough has a specific name in English, it consists of 3 parts (by weight) flour, 1 part fat (mix until it consists of small crumbs) and 1 part water (+salt, mix until it's smooth). ...
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How to keep cooked French fries (for French fry dogs) warm and crispy?

I want to make French fry dogs. Basically, hot dogs that are battered and then coated with cooked French fries and then deep fried. I have tried cooking them and then setting them aside for a couple ...
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Is this product “retorted”?

I'm interested in buying these shirataki noodles and saw that unlike some of the other shirataki noodles on the market this one doesn't contain calcium hydroxide. I'm curious as to the food science ...
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Storing cut up potatoes (chips/fries)

I have fallen into a slump at the minute where i just don't feel like preparing food when i get home from work, and i would prefer to cut up a larger batch of potatoes in one go and store them in the ...
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Where can one find a food vacuum?

It is a big pain to get soup out of a crockpot and put it into a ziploc bag. I am looking for a food vacuum which would basically just suck up the soup and put it in the bag. Does this exist?
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How to know if a recipe is acidic enough for storage/bottling?

I've made some hot sauce that consists of: Whole large white onion Jalapenos (about 5, seeds and veins) Poblanos (about 3, seeds and veins) Sweet Peppers (about 6, seeds and veins, unknown name, ...
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how much difference really would various fridge temp affect the food life stored within? [closed]

this question outdated by ~7 years -- What temperatures should I keep my refrigerator and freezer set at? -- ask how much temp a fridge or freezer should be at but im very confused about how much ...
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What would happen with food stored in a sterile environment?

Imagine I get a heat-proof plastic bag or other convenient container, put a chicken in it sealling it completely and bake it. All bacterias/living thing should be dead and the food should rely inside ...
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(How) can I keep cheddar in a car in summer for 2 weeks

Is there a way I could prepare and store some cheddar cheese such that it would stay edible while being stored in a car in summer for about 12 days. I am going on a road trip, and I am trying to ...
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How to store hydrated but uncooked dal short term

I have soaked toor dal and now I don't need it. Can I used it later or next day. If yes, should I keep in cover in aluminum or plastic paper?
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How to avoid Rice Bugs in a small storage [duplicate]

we have a small storage which we store about 9 tons of rice in it. How can we avoid rice bugs? We try to keep the storage cool but it can not avoid them as well as we need.
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How should I store chilli for freezing and later defrosting?

I usually make too much chilli so I want to freeze it and defrost it later to eat. Right now I am just using unbranded plastic containers to hold the chilli when it's frozen. I'm assuming it's ...
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Goldenberry Storage Conditions

I have a question about goldenberries (aka Cape Gooseberry, Physalis, ground cherry.) Is it better to keep goldenberry in the fridge or not and for how many days maximum? My berries rotted in 3 days ...