Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How Long Has THAT Been In There?

StillTasty: Your Ultimate Shelf Life Guide - Save Money, Eat Better, Help The Environment

George Carlin had an old bit about stuff in the fridge. Could be meat...could be cake. Maybe it's meat cake.

And how many times have you heard the old "smell it and see if it's still good" line - which invariably leads to a strong whiff of something that's bound to test your gag reflex.

Well fret no more, good reader! Now you can get a good idea whether it's even worth peeling back the aluminum foil at StillTasty.com. Just type the "food" in question into the search box, and you'll get info as to how long it will last in the fridge, the freezer, and some tips on making if last.

For example, I entered "pizza" and was given the choice between frozen pizza and take-out. I chose take-out, as there's a foil package with week old (give or take a few days) pepperoni in the fridge. StillTasty says it's only good for a day or two in the fridge (should have put it in the freezer - 1-2 months there!). In addition, they recommend that it should be refrigerated within 2 hours of purchase. So much for that pizza box that was left on the coffee table all night.

So, check your fridge, then check StillTasty.com. You may end up with a lot more room in there...


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