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How can Gordon Ramsay find out if a food is frozen just by tasting it?

How can Gordon Ramsay find out if a food is frozen just by tasting it? Long-winded answer, but stay with me (please!). The best piece of octopus I ever ate was incredibly tender and flavorful. I asked the chef how he managed to make something so rubbery into something so wonderful. His answer: freeze and …

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Best Way to Freeze Cooked Rice and Other Grains for Easier Reheating

Whether you’re dealing with leftovers, or planning your meals ahead of time, there’s a better way to freeze your grains. Save your Tupperware for something else and reach for a plastic freezer bag instead. It might be tempting to scoop your grains into an airtight container, pop it in the freezer, and call it good, …

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Ethylene gas absorbers for the fridge

These little pods absorb the ethylene emitted by fruits and vegetables to keep them fresh up to 3x longer. Ethylene-producing Apricots Avocados Bananas Cantaloupes Honeydew melons Kiwis Mangoes Nectarines Papayas Peaches Pears Plums Tomatoes Ethylene-sensitive Apples Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Cucumbers Eggplants Green beans Lettuce and other greens Potatoes Summer squash Watermelons Michele Bender

Food temperature Danger Zone

The table below illustrates the Food Temperature Danger Zone and other key temperatures for safe food handling.And if you want to be able to measure temperatures, you’re going to need an instant-read thermometer. 165°F and higher: Most bacteria die within several seconds 141°F to 164°F: Holding hot foods and sauces. Bacteria aren’t killed, but they don’t multiply, either. …

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Stock

Always make stock in a large quantity and freeze it in plastic bags. That way, when you want to make a nice soup or boil veggies, you can simply pull the bag out of the freezer.Charlie Trotter – Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago