What is Demi Glace? I am a huge fan of demi-glace for preparing classic sauces like mushroom or peppercorn sauce but I have to warn you, it is a huge process to make classic demi glace at home. It is not for the faint of heart but well worth the effort – at least once. […]
Fridge and Freezer
I think of my cold storage areas as dual-purpose. First of all, it’s of course where I store my ingredients that need to be kept refrigerated or frozen before cooking.
Second, it’s where I store leftovers or freeze portions or stock for later use. Lots of food goes in and out of my fridge and freezer on a daily basis, both for temporary and long-term storage.
Sometimes though, even with the best of intentions, food gets shoved to the back and forgotten about. In this section, find my articles about perishable staples, how to safely refrigerate and freeze foods, and how to take inventory of what’s in that big cold box so nothing gets wasted.
How Long Can I Freeze These Foods & Leftovers? Have you ever looked in your freezer and found some meats or shrimp or leftovers that have been in there for a while and ask yourself, “I wonder how long I can freeze some of this stuff?” I know I do and then I wished I […]
How to Freeze Food For Reheating Recently I asked readers to let me know what they wanted me to write about. I received dozens of great responses including this one from Lee who said, I do a lot of cooking in advance and would like to know if the various dishes freeze and reheat well. […]