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Costco Ahi tuna...sushi grade?

by cleopatra999 4 years ago

I am assuming the ahi tuna at Costco is not sushi grade. I am wanting to make ahi poke, and most of the recipes call ...


ricepad commented 8 hours ago

Is it safe to keep stock at 160F?

by nutellablop 1 day ago

Hey all, I made chicken stock by simmering it on a stove for a few hours, and then moving it into an oven at 180F ov...


nutellablop commented 15 hours ago

Bugs in Rice-Is it still edible?

by iLoveFood 11 years ago

I have a giant bag of jasmine reice I bought a few months ago and it now has these tiny little gray bugs in it. Some...

RussTheRaccoon commented 3 days ago

Why can't we eat rare chicken?

by biggreenmatt 2 years ago

I'll apologize in advance for the duh of what may be a really, really obvious question. Various government agencie...


HFelker commented 14 days ago

Cooked beets OK for how long?

by MikeG 7 years ago

I boiled, peeled, refrigerated... and then promptly forgot a bunch of small beets about a week ago. Should they stil...


Glngergirl commented 18 days ago

How long can I leave eggs out of the fridge?

by foodsmith 8 years ago

I left a handful of eggs out today for 2 hours to make another Genoise cake. But I realized my oven won't be free for...


alepst commented 20 days ago

Question about pork...

by jenvious 23 days ago

I took out a pack of pork chops before I went to work and left it on the counter by mistake instead of putting it in ...

carophil11 commented 21 days ago

Crockpot Help!

by sarahwjohnsen 23 days ago

Help! I was making a ground chicken and ground beef chili earlier, it cooked for about 2 hours on "low" (supposed to ...

carophil11 commented 21 days ago

Refreezing defrosted seafood?

by brooklynroxie 7 years ago

Does anyone know if there are actual health dangers if one refreezes seafood that has been labeled as thawed when pur...

hotoynoodle commented 22 days ago

Cooked hamburgers left out - can they be eaten?

by cackalackie 9 years ago

We grilled out burgers yesterday and set up the buffet inside the house. When I was putting things away a few hours l...


juliedhart commented 22 days ago

Store bought roasted chicken - how long ok in the fridge?

by harrison 6 years ago

Anyone have a general rule of thumb on this? Ours are usually gone pretty quickly, but we have one that's been hangi...


sedimental commented 27 days ago

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Cheese products recalled for Listeria

by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

A long list of cheese brands and formats (see additional links in the article too for more affected lots) that are be...

How long can I keep salted raw chicken in fridge?

by pistachio peas 1 month ago

I usually make a roast chicken according to the Zuni cafe recipe, wherein the raw chicken is salted and rests covered...


wonderwoman commented 27 days ago

Left turkey chili out overnight!

by jackfredi 1 month ago

I made turkey chile and left it out to cool. Totally forgot about it until the next morning. Is it still okay to eat ...


jackfredi commented 1 month ago

Coating for aluminum cookware

by jzohn001 1 month ago

I am interested in having an aluminum pressure cooker coated with some type of food grade coating. Given that this is...

kaleokahu commented 1 month ago

Found in the pantry... still good?

by hungry_pangolin 1 month ago

Cleaning out the pantry today, I found a 400mL tin of coconut milk, expiry date on the bottom is 2010/07/06. (How the...


dvdt23 commented 1 month ago

Garlic & Botulism

by MissDior 1 month ago

We haven't had one of those conversations in a while. I've read them all and I'm still confused. A couple of weeks...

outRIAAge commented 1 month ago

What Should Be on the Food Policy Agenda

by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Eater has updated its look at Trump's possible food policy agenda, last discussed here,

HeidiCooksSupper commented 1 month ago

How long can I safely KEEP WARM on rice cooker and crockpot?

by aforkcalledspoon 8 years ago

Sorry if this was already addressed somewhere. I often keep the cooked rice in the pot on KEEP WARM for a couple of d...


KnowItAlll commented 1 month ago

Refreezing meat... wait for the text

by hungry_pangolin 2 months ago

So, I bought a large flank steak in plastic seal from my local butcher, got in a rush, so threw it in the freezer bef...


ricepad commented 2 months ago