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

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Is there a maximum amount of time heavy cream can be fermented?

I want to ferment some heavy cream and was wondering how long can it be fermented for? Side question does reducing the ph of the cream mean it can be fermented longer?
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Best way to preserve excess tallow long-term

I received a shipment of eight 14oz bottles of grass-fed beef tallow. I will use one bottle right away. What is the best way to preserve the rest of the seven? One idea is to put the 7 bottles in a ...
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Is pre-cooked beef that's not completely dehydrated safe to leave out?

Recently, I pan-fried a beef tenderloin (grass fed) till it was medium rare. Then, after slicing it into chunks and marinating it for two hours, I dehydrated it for five hours. After dehydration, the ...
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What is the best way to store cake?

It is commonly accepted that bread goes stale faster in the refrigerator, does this also apply to other wheat flour baked items, such as cakes and quick breads? If a cake is expected to last for 3-5 ...
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Is this ginger pickle method safe? And how long will it keep un-refrigerated?

Recipe: Wash and peel fresh ginger Slice into small strips Add to clean glass jar and fill jar to top with pure white vinegar (ensuring all ginger pieces are fully submerged) Add salt Given white ...
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Is it okay to keep opened loose leaf tea packages in the freezer?

I've bought approximately 10 kilograms worth of tea and it's taking up a lot of space in the fridge. Family isn't happy about the sudden lack of fridge space, and so I'm thinking of stashing 80% of ...
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Can you roast vegetables before freezing instead of blanching?

I don't like the texture of green beans after blanching and freezing, I'd like to know if you can roast them in the oven instead of blanching.
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Unopened Canned Food in Spare Commercial Fridge - Safety & Storage for Prepping

Our pantry is packed to the hilt, we have food stashed everywhere.... yet with the famine in route we still need more. We have an empty single door commercial fridge in the pole building. I figure ...
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Why is it suggested to freeze Chimichurri Sauce?

From a fresh herb garden I’ve made chimichurri sauce and when researching how to store the leftovers I’ve ran across several sites such as balls: https://www.freshpreserving.com/chimichurri---ball-...
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Will an airtight container negatively affect yeast growth / dough expansion?

I've had a lot of success making bread and pizza dough using the Jim Lahey "No knead" method, leaving the covered dough to ferment up to 18 hours. I normally cover the mix tightly with plastic wrap, ...
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What is the white substance floating in my fresh mozzarella brine?

I purchased fresh mozzarella bocconcini from Whole Foods six days ago. The mozzarella is sold in a brine solution. I opened the package when I bought it and have kept it refrigerated since, using the ...
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Coriander Seeds

I harvested a bunch of coriander seeds last year for cooking purposes. I've been adding them to soups and stock. However, I noticed the remaining ones had gone mouldy (there was this fine brown-grey ...
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How to know if blackberries are safe to eat?

I'm having a problem where the blackberries I buy from the store on Sunday seem to be spoiled on Monday. On Sunday, I specifically look around the outside of the box and check if any blackberries have ...
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How to make homemade bread machine mixes for long-term store?

I bought a bread machine that makes delicious bread, but in the weekday, I rarely have time to put all of the ingredients together. I would like to prepare many batches for a whole month, all at once. ...
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Soda water first stored in refrigerator and then at room temperature

If I put an unopened bottle of soda water in the refrigerator and decide two weeks later that there is not enough room so I store it in a cabinet outside the refrigerator, will it lose its bubbly ...
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What is the shelf life of Pylsusinnep (Icelandic mustard)? Does it need to be kept refrigerated before opening?

I'd like to purchase a case of Pylsusinnep mustard to save on expensive shipping costs versus buying a small number of bottles, but I'm unable to find any information about its shelf life.
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Salinity of brine for feta storage

The feta package I bought does not have enough liquid to cover the cheese once opened. I would like make a brine to cover the block of cheese. How saline does the brine have to be to store feta? How ...
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How long overnight oats are safe/ok to eat

So I forgot my bowl of oats in the fridge and it has been 15 hours, I can either throw them away and make another bowl but I wanted to ask if it is safe to consume a bowl of oats that have been left ...
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Can I freeze rolled out pie dough

A typical pie dough recipe (such as this one) asks to: Mix the dough. Make a couple thick disks. Put the thick disks in the fridge 30 minutes to couple months in the freezer. Remove thick disks, let ...
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Keeping strawberries sweet

I read that giving strawberries a vinegar bath will keep them fresh for up to 2 weeks, but will they be sweet? I haven't tried this yet, but would like to make chocolate covered strawberries for the ...
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Storing vegetarian sausages

I often eat Linda McCartney sausages: Linda Mccartney 6 Vegetarian Sausages 300G ...but, as I don't own a freezer, I have to store them in the fridge. As the sausages come frozen, I imagine that ...
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What is the best way to keep the quality of fried food while being delivered? [duplicate]

How does one keep fried food hot while staying crispy for delivery? There are plenty of heating bags but I need one especially for French fries and other fried foods. Are there any techniques that ...
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how to dry out flavored sugar

Hi I just wanted to know how to dry out flavored sugar, I flavored some regular white sugar with flavoring essence but it got damp, since where I'm from its hard to get these types of sugar so I was ...
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Oat powder is moist after blending for two minutes. Safe to store?

I filled my blender about half way with instant oats and blended on high for about 2 minutes. When I took the lid off, I noticed moisture all inside the lid and and the oat powder is a little moist as ...
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Is it good to store a salt block with silica packs?

We recently started using an Himalayan salt block. We cleaned it as per the directions, and the storage said to scrub it, dry it, let it air dry, and store it in an airtight container. It seems ...
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Must I store uncooked pasta in an airtight container?

With things like uncooked chapatis, if you don't put them in airtight packaging, they become tough and dry. I imagine that this is because they've already been mixed with water and chemically changed. ...
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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 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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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 ...