Why Should a Plantain Be Cooked Before it Is Eaten?

Answer Plantains are native to Africa and are related to bananas but much larger. Unlike bananas, they are tasty when eaten at different stages of ripeness. Cooking and consumption options depend on the d... Read More »

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How soon should fresh cooked shrimp be eaten?

Shrimp should be eaten or refrigerated within two hours after cooking. Cooked shrimp served outside or in any area warmer than 90 degrees Fahrenheit should be consumed, refrigerated or discarded af... Read More »

Should a roast be cooked the day before?

On One Hand: Fresh Is BestWhile many people like to make their roast the day before, after a day spent in the fridge and then the reheating process, a roast can get dry or not taste quite as good a... Read More »

Should cooked food be cooled down before putting in the fridge?

Not necessarily. Supposedly modern refrigerators can handle the chilling of hot food. But personally, I help it out, either by separating the food into smaller, shallower storage containers to perm... Read More »

Can Box Turtles Be Cooked And Eaten Safely?

The meat won't hurt you but most turtle soup is made from snapping turtles (they're bigger). Just for your information, the pair of box turtles residing in my back yard eat cockroaches. I wouldn'... Read More »