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

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What's the recommended method of cooling flan out of the oven?

I just baked 8 individual flans and want to know how to cool them. What is the best way to handle the cooling process so that I don't damage the flan and make it easy for them to extract? I want to ...
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Is it possible to keep onions in a room and avoid odors?

There is a kitchen without a porch or cabinet handy to store onions. How can I store onions in a way that doesn't cause odors in the kitchen? Is it even possible?
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Interior Dried Flour or Mold After Storing Bread?

In the photo I've attached to this post, you can see the bread has a white substance at the surface of the interior. This whole wheat bread is cut, then stored in a plastic bread bag (seen in ...
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Storing fresh wheat noodles [duplicate]

What is the best way to store wheat based noodles with no eggs like fresh udon noodles? Can you just leave it in a plastic sealed container in the fridge? How long will it last for sealed in the ...
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When does mirin need refrigeration?

I've been trying to discover when mirin needs to be refrigerated. Unopened bottles aren't kept cold, but after opening answers seem to diverge. I've read that traditional mirin is 14% alcohol by ...
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How can I keep large packs of ham fresh longer?

On the back of the packs of sliced ham I buy it usually says “once opened eat within x days”. I often find that I have ham left over that needs to be eaten, that I’d prefer to save for another day. ...
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How to prevent these brown spots in an apple? [duplicate]

I was cutting up an apple for a salad, and after removing the peel I encountered loads of brown spots. There weren't any notable damages on the peel, nor any soft spots when feeling the apple when I ...
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Why did my potatoes and bananas spoil to mush within a week?

I bought a bag of potatoes and a hand of bananas on Sunday (from Costco) and just let them sit in the kitchen until Friday, when I noticed water oozing out of a few of the bananas. Then, the next day, ...
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How to keep cream soup warm for restaurant/cafe?

I want to start a soup restaurant/cafe. And I want to keep my soup and cream soup (more thicker and creamy) warm or hot if it can. But I'm not sure how to do that. What is the equipment that I need to ...
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Store raw broccoli

How should raw broccoli be stored, to preserve it the longest? (without blanching it) I often have broccoli turn bad in a few days, either the outer layer turns dark and slimy, or the buds turn ...
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Is there a way to extract & store garlic oil, without being infused with any other oil, such as olive? [duplicate]

Have attempted to find ways to extract & preserve straight garlic oil. Only info I have found, have "added" oils, such as olive. I just want to know if it is safe to extract the oil from ...
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What is a "cool dry place" in a city apartment?

When looking at advice on storing various foods (onions, potatoes, tomatoes and more), I often read "store in a cool dry place." They often mention a basement. I live in an apartment in New ...
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How do I store ready-to-eat salad better?

I have been buying ready-to-eat salad from a local store. It comes in different varieties and pretty big unwieldy transparent plastic boxes. One of the issues I have noticed is some boxes of salad go ...
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Should I refrigerate or freeze unopened canned food items?

My trailer (in Florida) gets extremely hot. My canned items are warm to touch. Should I just store the unopened cans in the fridge or pour in bags/containers and freeze?
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Tainted tupperware

I took an orange to work inside a polypropylene food storage box, and then (ahem...) forget about it for a couple of months. Upon rediscovering it, I threw out the mouldy remnants of the orange and ...
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Oven baking potatoes to make mashed potato/pomme puree - how to store the cooked skins

Whenever I make pomme puree or mashed potatoes (with warm milk/cream and softened butter depending), I always bake the potatoes after covering them in oil & salt and use the inside for mash/pomme ...
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Nuts soaked and dried. Fridge or not?

I usually soak nuts overnight. I usually do this with walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts. Then I dry them at low temperatures. After that, is it better to store them in the fridge or outside if I want a ...
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How to store garlic in hot and humid tropical climate?

I live on a tropical island where it is almost 100% humidity year round and average daily temperature is something like 32 degrees celsius (89 fahrenheit) with nighttime temperatures seldom going ...
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When to add preservative to hot sauce?

So I am currently trying on a recipe of homemade hot sauce, but I plan on adding either sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate as the preservative. I have figured out how much I would try using, but I ...
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What's the best way to store the dark green tops of spring onions (scallions), specifically without them growing any further or turning yellow?

When my local store has spring onions (a.k.a. scallions or green onions), I like to buy a lot of them. I mostly use the green tops as a garnish in soups or ramen, and toss the lower white parts into ...
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How much penne pasta for 10 trays (20x12)

I need to make 10 large party trays (20x12) of baked pasta with three kinds of cheese for 200 people. Please suggest the following: How many lbs of pasta I will need per tray? tips to make/boil such ...
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Freeze or refrigerate dough?

Refrigerating is detrimental to bread; it's better to freeze it or simply leave it at room temperature. Does the same hold for bread dough?
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How can I safely store garlic and ginger in oil without preservatives?

Storing garlic, ginger and certain other vegetables etc. in oil is a well documented botulism risk if preservatives are not added. As a consequence, I always make my pastes fresh immediately before ...
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What is the best way to store potatoes?

We have a bumper potato crop. Considering that we want to keep them as long as possible because we can’t use them all in a short time, what’s best for storage?
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Is it advisable to cook cilantro or mint leaves and store them, instead of blanching them?

The problem: The grocer only agrees to give a large bunch of cilantro (coriander) or mint leaves, and I need it to last a month or more, because I don't use the herbs as frequently. What I've tried ...
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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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How can one recreate the main workflow techniques used in a restaurant to serve quality food at home?

I'm curious as to how a restaurant can serve a table with different dishes which take widely different times to cook - hot, fresh and simultaneously. I often want to do this at home, but often fail on ...
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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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Are “stockpots” concentrated stock packs in the refrigerated section of the supermarket?

Will mass-produced stockpots (gelled stock concentrate) be found in the refrigerated section of the supermarket or in the section where stock cubes are?
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Best way to preserve guanciale (or other cured meats) in the fridge

I have a 1.2 KG piece of guanciale currently still vacuum sealed. It will take a few months to eat so, once opened, what should it be wrapped it in to maximize it's lifespan in the fridge? Are the ...
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Can I leave cut (but airtight wrapped) aged pecorino at room temperature for a couple of hours?

I bought it for a friend and want to give it to them but I will have to travel with the aged pecorino cheese for a couple of hours at room temperature before giving it to him. Is it safe to do so? It ...
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What is the best practice storage method for flour to avoid bugs?

I have recently decided that I'd rather have base ingredients that I am store in my pantry in order to make more meals from scratch as opposed to getting things premade. A friend of mine told me there'...
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how long is vacuum sealed meat safe at room temperature before spoiling [duplicate]

I've seen several great posts about food safety, such as: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/34671 https://cooking.stackexchange.com/a/17550 This includes the "safe limit for raw or cooked ...
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What is the best way to store cucumbers? Do I refrigerate or not refrigerate?

I purchase the cocktail and snackable Persian cucumbers from my big box store because I enjoy the taste of the smaller cucumbers over the larger varieties. I always store them in my refrigerator ...
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Day 3 My Preserved Limes Are Not Filling the Jar

I packed all the nearly quartered limes I had tightly into a quart jar with plenty of salt. When I finished, there was about 1/3 of the jar empty. I put them in the dark cupboard because I didn't know ...
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Are tuna pouches still good after being in fridge?

I have unopened pouches of tuna in the fridge with expiration date of 9/1/23. My question is, are they still good if I take them out of fridge and store at room temperature? We are moving and I have ...
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Can uncooked rice be stored in the freezer or refrigerator?

I just bought some Carolina Plantation Gold rice in a sack. It says to store it in the freezer or the refrigerator. Can this be right?
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How to maximize shelf-life of freeze-dried food beyond 25 years? How far can this be exceeded?

Many manufacturers will sell and advertise emergency preparedness food packs to still taste "great" 25-30 years into the future (or at least maintain a consistent taste over this period). ...
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How do I store untempered chocolate?

My chocolate tempering was a flop! I am left with half-tempered Easter chocolates for my daughter. Since this is my first time and she doesn't really care, and another question said it's OK to leave ...
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Should leftover meat be stored in cooking juices?

I put some pork shoulder in the slow cooker along with water, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, and spices. I then cooked it until it was falling apart. There's enough to last about a week. Should the ...
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Can meat spoil outside the fridge if it's baked into bread as a filling?

I made some meat buns tonight (that is, buns with cooked chicken stuffed inside them before being baked), and I'm wondering if I should bother keeping the buns inside the fridge, because that would ...
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Icing Made with Yogurt powder

I am looking into making icing using yogurt powder. My question is, would it still need to be refrigerated after I make it. The ingredients in the product I am look at are nonfat milk solids, whey ...
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What could cause ice pops (popsicles) to go soft in the freezer?

I’m having a strange issue with the storage of ice pops (popsicles/ice lollies) in the freezer. I recently bought a new freezer and still have the exact same issue which we can’t figure out. Whenever ...
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Do bread bins really keep homemade breads fresh? [duplicate]

I usually keep my homemade breads for a day or two in a ziplock bag. I recently felt like buying a good-looking bread box/tin to not use plastic bags that often (I keep the bags for as long as ...
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Will brownies remain fresh if sent by post?

My friend makes baked goods, and I would like her to send me some of her brownies by post. Is this feasible? Would the brownies remain delicious, and how would we keep them delicious? I live about two ...
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How to do the most that I can to make too-fresh non-hanged beef steak-ready and not flood the pan with liquid?

Yesterday I asked a question about how to prevent beef meat losing water during storage, and I learned that I actually shouldn't want that, quite the opposite, its probably a good thing for the beef ...
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How to prevent beef muscle meat losing water during storage in the refridgerator?

I am storing raw beef muscle meat (for example tenderloin), in the refrigerator (just above freezing 0°C / 32°F), just for several days. I put the raw meat in a canning mason glass jar and screw the ...
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Orange juice preservation by chemical presevatives

How much Sodium Benzoate should I add to preserve 200ml of Orange juice?
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Re-canning Ghee that was not strained well

I made Ghee and pressure canned it for long term storage. After it hardened, I noticed quite a lot of brown bits in it; I didn't strain it well. Can I re-melt the Ghee, re-strain it and pressure can ...
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How to safely refreeze cooked beans? [duplicate]

I have cooked a kilo of black eye beans and made a meal with half of them. I intend to freeze the rest (the other half) to make another meal next week and freeze them for later meals. This last step ...
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