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How to determine if meat needs to be aged?

This is not a full answer, and different than aging, but must all meat needs to either be cooked immediately after slaughter or as least be allowed to go through the rigor mortis cycle. Larger ...
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Black Mold On Cheese

Black mold, regardless of what type it is, is not good news. It is almost always introduced by contact with contaminated skin. Your best bet is to trim the outside one inch from the entire cheese, ...
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Why to store olive oil in opaque bottles?

With a lot of commercial oils, the industry distinguishes auto-oxidation from photo-oxidation (also called photosensitised oxidation), where the former is in the absence of the light, and the latter ...
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Can I continue to age store bought cheese?

I live in Tillamook, so I'm glad to see our cheese mentioned. The wrapping isn't wax any more, it's an orange-colored plastic on 2 pound blocks. It's common practice here to buy those blocks on sale ...
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Can I continue to age store bought cheese?

I followed Terri Elmore's suggestions for aging mild cheddar cheese. I used a 2 lb. block of Tillamook mild cheddar, still in its original waxed wrap. As Terri suggested, I wrapped it in a couple ...
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Why to store olive oil in opaque bottles?

"Nowadays" means - "since the moment we learned to make clear glass and noticed how bad it is to store oil in it." Light damages oil in general. Among the many reactions it speeds up or makes ...
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How to determine if meat needs to be aged?

Beyond letting rigor pass, it depends on the age of the animal. Keep it whole if you can; less access for bacteria. If you must you can cut it up and age it in the fridge, but that's a hot weather ...
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Can I continue to age store bought cheese?

I had a can of Cougar Gold, which is an already aged, superb cheddar (yes, it's sold in a can, but has won international awards). I kept the can in my fridge for what turned into almost ten years (...
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Can I continue to age store bought cheese?

I've been aging two blocks of cheddar for six years now. They have been kept in the bottom drawer of my fridge. It was just an experiment, but one was just opened and it was as expected, very sharp, ...
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