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Transporting confections

One option is paper candy cups (or foil if you're feeling fancier). This is how chocolates are "nestled" in place in many candy boxes when there's no pre-molded tray, there's flexibility in the size ...
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Transporting partially finished ravioli

I've done option 3 for a christmas dinner party, even with the egg-yolk trick. In one night I learned both that it can be done, and also that it can be a complete disaster. I made three large pieces ...
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How do I keep a hot meal fresh for several hours?

Refrigeration! They should be cooled to refrigeration temperature as soon as possible after pick up. You can do this in a cooler with ice, if you don't have a refrigerator. A portable cooler will ...
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Transporting confections

I've just recently started making my own chocolate confections and have been pondering this very problem. The only thing I've come up with so far is to get some soft tissue paper and scrunch it up and ...
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Transporting confections

This actually works: Egg Cartons. If you call around, you will likely find people willing to give you hundreds of them.
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Roasting pork and traveling

That's actually just about perfect, since meat should rest before you slice it. Start the roast at 3. Cook it for 2 hours. Wrap it in aluminum foil. Put it in something to retain heat (a cooler, or ...
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Will brownies remain fresh if sent by post?

Brownies should stay excellent for several days at room temperature. For several more days they will have diminishing quality, but still remain tasty enough to be worth eating. After about a week to ...
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Transporting partially finished ravioli

Ravioli and all fresh pasta for that matter work really well frozen. you just need to keep an eye on the cooking time as it will obviously be different. when i go to Vialeggio i always fill up of ...
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Bay used to crisp fermenting pickles

My dad uses fresh bay leaves because he has a bay plant in his yard but, in general, when a recipe calls for bay leaves, it means dried bay leaves. They're cheaper and much easier to find and - in ...
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How to hold salmon after cooking for travel to family dinner?

Most folks rely on smoked or cold salmon when travelling. It's a special treat getting hot salmon brought in. Cooking it right before you leave and keeping it warm will be the challenge. You might ...
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How can I keep streusel topping from getting soggy?

Assuming that you want to serve the casserole hot and the streusel crispy, keep the casserole and the streusel separate until almost serving time. This means you will have to bake the streusel on a ...
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How to transport fresh ravioli to office potluck?

I take the question to mean how you can best preserve the fresh-made texture with microwaving? I would make, cool and store ravioli in single layers on parchment/waxpaper in a container for transport....
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Food to bring to work and heat with a microwave

Pretty much everything. Pasta and Rice dishes are the easiest to bring to work Vegetable dishes can also be fun (either cooked or raw (salads) Cooked chicken is also very easy to prepare in advance ...
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Storing and Transporting cooked fish

Cook as close the the presentation as possible. Then separate into a batch for the presentation, and another batch to be immediately refridgerated (or placed in a very cold cooler). Reheat that batch ...
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What is the best way to keep fresh food good for a long trip?

Pasta does not freeze very well, so I would advise against asking the restaurant to freeze it. I would ask that they provide the sauce in one container, and the (uncooked) pasta in another. Those two ...
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Safety of candies with cat in house?

I don't see any risk with the candy itself, as you state that it is individually wrapped. The only issue I see, and it is probably a fairly low risk issue, is if you have classmates who are severely ...
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Cooking and keeping food warm while traveling?

Because electric vehicles don't rely on combustion to create energy, there is no waste heat generated that can be diverted to the passenger compartment. I've never driven a modern electric vehicle (...
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How to keep my pizza hot and crispy during transport

Pizza parlors have adapted to using thermal bags to slide the pizza boxes into and keep the pizza relatively warm. One or two of these might be worth the investment. 18" square x 5" would be for ...
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Storing and Transporting cooked fish

Beyond 4 hours your risking potential food poisoning either refrigerate it or cook it at the location. Beside food poisoning, keeping fish hot for that long will over cook it, its not gonna be good. ...
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Food to bring to work and heat with a microwave

Do you have a fridge at work? I like to bring the leftovers from my last supper. I bring curry sometimes and it's pretty good. That is if you have a fridge or I think ice packs could work if you don't ...
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Storing and Transporting cooked fish

Simply No. You could explore (hot or cold) smoking, even curing (eg gravadlax). The cooking challenge sounds more of a food safety challenge!
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Transporting partially finished ravioli

Option 3 cooked 3/4 of the way is your best bet. When you drain the ravioli, coat with your oil of choice so they don't stick together. I would choose olive oil. Then when onsite you can Blanche them ...
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Transporting confections

Are you transporting them to a place where they are going to be plated so the actual packaging doesn't matter? How about mini-muffin tins? You could get a 24-count tin and anchor it in a pizza box.
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How to travel with a cake overseas?

If you are allowed to take the cake you can do the following: 1) Ganache the cake after you reach India, preferably indoors as it will melt as you take it along the road. 2) To take the cake along ...
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How to keep fried fish warm and crispy during transport to venue?

Have an empty cool steam containers or aluminum foil pans, place in the vehicle. place the fried fish ontop of a wire rack right out of the oil. when all done, place fish in paper bags. place wire ...
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How to transport several pies?

tldr: boxes from cake shops, then different ways (bags, straps, string) & considerations for carrying them (if all going to one place or multiple, if you're carrying other stuff, too) ... Cake ...
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