by Stephanie Berenbaum - December 07, 2011
Answers to Your Kitchen Questions
As Fab & Fru as I am, I have a confession: I throw out more food than I would like to admit. Often it's simply because I am just not sure about expiration dates and food safety rules. So, rather than continue to be wasteful, I dug into the book "The Kitchen Answer Book" by Hank Rubin, in an effort to educate myself about food safety and save myself a lot of money in the process!
Preserve Your Parmigano
Fresh Parmesan cheese is delicious - and expensive. To preserve it, make sure you wrap it tightly in plastic wrap - and that you use fresh wrap after each use! Hank also recommends storing it in the warmest part of your fridge (40 degrees).
If I see even a hint of mold on cheese, I toss the whole thing out. Apparently, not necessary! All you have to do is cut about a half inch off the surface from the affected side, and use the remainder within a week. A definite moneyRead More »from Waste Less Food