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

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Does food at room temperature spoil faster if refridgerated beforehand?

I've been told (with anecdotal evidence, by family) that if I put food in the fridge then leave it out at room temperature, even if unopened, the food would spoil faster than if it was never put in ...
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How to store fresh figs

How do I store fresh figs so that they stay good as long as possible? I frequently experience that they get moldy within a few days after purchase, even when storing them in the refrigerator. I ...
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Does storing an apple with potatoes prevent the potatoes from sprouting?

I don't know if this is an old wives tale because a Google search didn't bring me conclusive proof: in fact the top two results have exactly opposite answers on this question. Apparently both apples ...
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How long would meat stored (in jars) and fish (whole) in a ice-water bath last?

For various reasons I'd like to store fresh meat and fish without freezing for as long as possible. I should preserve its original state as fresh and taste, so salting, cooking, vinegar is out of the ...
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How long can halloumi be stored in refrigerator? [duplicate]

I am planning to store a cooked meal of halloumi + couscous in the refrigerator. How long can it be stored safely?
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Shelf Life of Gochujang [duplicate]

I made Korean Gochujang with the following ingredients: Fermented White Miso Paste, Gochugaru (Fine powdered chili flakes), Sugar, Water, Salt and Vinegar. I cooked all ingredients except for the salt ...
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Why does my honey always crystallized?

My honey always crystallizes no matter where I store it. I have some that hasn't been opened yet and it has crystallized. I have stored it in dark and warm places I tried cool places the outcome is ...
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Why store food in an airtight container when it's in the fridge?

The common wisdom for storing prepared food for later is to store it in an airtight container and put it in the fridge, the temperature of which should be at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (4 degrees ...
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Cooked food (+seafood) left out overnight - common practice in some parts of the world? [closed]

My partner and I made some shrimp pasta last and forgot to put the leftovers in the fridge. The next morning I promptly proceeded to throw it away, but my partner stopped me and said it was still good ...
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Lacto fermented Mayonaisse

Will it work out if I store lacto fermented mayonnaise in plastic containers? I'm thinking of refilling the squeezy shop bought containers for added convenience. I have heard that kefir and kombucha ...
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Can you store dissolved rennet tablets?

The rennet tablets I have are for large quantities of milk, 50 litres, much larger batches than I would ever make at home. However, separating out a tenth of a tablet is finicky and inaccurate, so I ...
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How critical is it to store spices in constant temperature?

A typical bit of advice on the subject says: Store your herbs and spices in a cool, dry place. The ideal temperature is one that remains fairly constant, averaging right around 70° F." You're ...
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Health check on Leafy Tea Kombucha SCOBY

I am trying to make kombucha using the SCOBY I have with a mix of Darjeeling tea. Following is the content of it 10 tea-spoon black leafy Darjeeling 2 tea-spoon green leafy Darjeeling I could see ...
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Why is there a sheet of paper in packages of minced meat?

In German supermarkets, minced meat is usually sold in a plastic box under what’s described as a “Schutzatmosphere” (protective atmosphere). It looks like this: Not visible in this image, the meat is ...
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Does putting pandan leaves' stems in water prolong its freshness?

I live in a tropical area where Pandanus amarylliforius is a common cooking ingredient, usually for making rice smell better, or baked into bread. We have a pandan plant in our garden, usually we ...
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How to prevent frozen food from freeze-drying?

I have one of those no-frost freezers and while it's awesome that I do not have to defrost it every once in a while, it has a nasty habit of freeze-drying everything I put inside it. This includes ...
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Repackaging shelf-stable products

For products that start out shelf stable but are labeled "refrigerate after opening," I'm wondering if it's possible to safely return them to their shelf-stable status to save refrigerator space. A ...
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Is it safe to freeze raw garlic in vacuum-sealed (FoodSaver) bags?

I'm generally aware of the botulism-related dangers of storing raw garlic in anaerobic environments at room temperature (or even in the fridge), but couldn't find much info on whether it was safe if ...
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When to wash fruits and vegetables?

I was always told to wash fruit and vegetables right before eating or cooking them, and not earlier. This is supposedly intended to "keep them fresh" or "keep them safe from bacteria" (depends on the ...
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Keeping Muscat de Rivesaltes

I've had a bottle of Muscat de Rivesaltes on the shelf for a while but opened it last night for cooking. How should I store the remainder, as I'll be using it rather slowly? It's a very lightly ...
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Store already cooked beans without freezer [duplicate]

I cook beans and stick them in the freezer. When you decide to make a dish, you just take them out and use them right away, since they are already cooked. Can already cooked beans be stored outside ...
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Is it safe to store dry, uncooked rice with cleaning products?

So, I opened up a 30-lb bag of dry, uncooked jasmine rice last week in our outside shed / storage (apartment storage - it is dry, like an indoor closet but has an outdoor entrance). I was in a hurry ...
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Should I refrigerate vegetables in sealed bag or not?

Supermarkets sell vegetables in sealed bags. Best to refrigerate bags with vegetables inside, or take vegetables out of bags before putting them in refrigerator? Here are more pics of vegetables sold ...
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How do I know if water in supermarket's seafood tank is salty enough?

Undoubtedly no body is to taste water tank in supermarkets with live seafood! Don't ask me rely on supermarket salespeople. When I ask, they either don't know or can't answer straight. They say "Oh ...
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Does the vendors’ storage method affect shellfish quality?

For the same shellfish (like Little Neck clams), Some supermarkets keep them in tanks with running water: While other supermarkets fridge them dry, without water: Does the storage method affect ...
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Is it ok to keep lettuce in water in the fridge?

I've read a lot of tips on storing lettuce in the fridge, with paper towels, after washing and drying, and such. The way I've been keeping lettuce for a while now, is by filling a small plastic ...
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Freeze or refrigerate bread?

What is the better way to store lots of preservative-less bread approaching the expiration date: freezer or refrigerator? Does one method dry out the bread more than another?
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How do I store marshmallows?

My marshmallows always stick together in a big clump. I keep them in a dry and cool place. This doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to store them so this won't happen?
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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 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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