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Questions tagged [storage-method]

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

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How to stabilize soft nougat?

Which ways to stabilize soft nougat do you know? By stabilize I mean making it less sticky and preventing it from creeping. I emphasise, that I don't want to add nut flower into nougat, or make it ...
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What kind of vessel is suitable for storing and aging eggnog?

I am planning on making eggnog for the first time. I am from Australia where eggnog is not really a thing, and living in the UK where that still seems to be the case. This means I haven't grown up ...
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Difficulty with frozen bread dough

My favorite yeast bread dough yields more rolls then my family can eat. I usually freeze it in quart-size Ziploc freezer bags. When I'm ready to bake a few rolls, I take a bag out, let it defrost ...
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Can ricotta cheese be frozen? If yes then how long it keep in freezer?

Can ricotta cheese be frozen to store for a long time.If yes than how long we keep ricotta in freezer.
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How can we store mint and for how long? [duplicate]

I have a lot of fresh mint and i want to save it for later use, i'm curious about what will be the best way to store mint and for how long it can be stored? If it can be stored for a long period of ...
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How can we prevent the steaming of tiffin when we put chapatis in?

When we put hot chapatis in the tiffin (lunch box), the lunch box get steamed. The water from steam makes the chapatis soft and sticky. How can we prevent that from happening?
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Why is putting hot milk in a thermos not recommended?

A colleague of mine just got a new thermos (inox), this model, and actually read all instruction, and we were surprised to read that it is not recommended to pour hot milk in the thermos. My opinion ...
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How to store spinach to extend its shelf life?

How do you store spinach long term? What is the best way to store spinach in order to extend its shelf life?
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How long can cooked potatoes last in an air-tight container at room temperature? [duplicate]

When stored out in the open they can last up to 2 hours at room temperature, but how long can they last in an air-tight container at room temperature?
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Drying of basil leaf and other herbs

I often saw my grandma drying basil leaves in direct sunlight by spreading them on a clean cloth for several days. Is this a good method? I feel like placing the herbs in the open air like this will ...
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Is it better to wash eggs before refrigerating?

I want to know how to store eggs in the refrigerator. Some people say to never wash them, others say it's ok to wash eggs before refrigerating. Which is correct?
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How to avoid the blackening fruits once they are cut?

Apples and bananas start to blacken and sour in taste soon after cutting, which spoils the presentation of dish, especially in fruit salads. How can I avoid this? Also, does browning impact ...
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How Should I Store Brown Sugar? [duplicate]

How can I store brown sugar as it always gets hard before I can use it all. How do you store brown sugar? Does it need to be refrigerated? Also, How can you make hard brown sugar soft again?
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How to preserve custard apple?

The shelf life of custard apple is very short and also it is very delicate. How can I keep it fresh for a longer time? Till now I have tried freezing it and also keeping it in a air tight box but they ...
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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 [closed]

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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How long will this tahini sauce last in the fridge? [duplicate]

How long will this 2-ingredient tahini sauce last in the fridge? 1 part tahini 1 part water I know pure tahini paste can last over a year (just like other oils) but how does it change, if at all, ...
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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?