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It's an amazing present to give, unfortunately you aren't likely to get the result you want. Good Italian food is made from fresh ingredients and eaten fresh, anything cooked and then frozen or refrigerated before being reheated will lose a lot of flavor and texture. Plus, part of the overall experience is going to the restaurant itself, the service and the ...


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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 will keep just fine in a cold box with ice for ~10 hours. If you're very concerned about food safety, you can keep a thermometer in the cold box and make sure ...


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I had the same issue with 18% MF coffee cream where I had bought multiple cartons and froze them. The first one I opened was so badly separated still tasted fine but was horrible texture in my coffee lol. The next one I thawed halfway on the counter and then opened the carton and poured it in a pot on medium and heat it to steaming but not boiling, let it ...


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You can freeze fritters like this after frying, but I'd recommend freezing the vegetables by themselves or freezing the cooked fritters, or simply shrinking the recipe. Whether you refrigerate or freeze the cooked fritters, you'll want to re-fry the floppy fritters to get the crispy texture back, unless you're okay with floppy fritters (they're kind of good ...


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Is it the fan ? You are stating that the freezer is at about 3-4 C that is within the safe zone for refrigerated food. And the actual food having been colder and warming up may actually be slightly lower than the air temperature in the freezer. Fans are usually fairly quiet on a recent models of fridge freezer. If a fridge freezer is loud enough to keep me ...


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I assume you have no food that needs to be kept frozen. If you do that's your greatest concern. If, as suggested by your measurements, the fresh food never gets above the recommended maximum fridge temperature, the quality is going to suffer, possibly quite a lot, but the safety shouldn't, within the use by dates. You may be able to keep the quality better ...


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