Danielle Walsh, Bon Appetit
It’s a small tragedy, that forgotten bunch of once-vibrant parsley. Now it’s wilting and limp, tucked behind the milk in the back of the fridge. Or that loaf of fresh bread you were so proud to pick up from your local bakery—but you didn’t consume it quickly enough before it got rock-hard. Small food deaths occur all the time. Sometimes, however, there are things you can do to resurrect them, giving them one more shot at a delicious life. We chatted with senior food editor Dawn Perry about the foods you can bring back from the dead, and how to perform this wizardry in your own kitchen.
Greens Gone Weak
Wilted lettuces, sad herbs, and even wobbly celery can be brought back to life with a quick dip in a cold pool. Fill a large bowl with ice water and drop the produce in. Let sit 5 minutes or so. Drain, dry, and spin dry if appropriate.
Rice That Ain’t Nice
Dry, hard, refrigerator rice just needs a