Food Safety & Storage

Food Safety & Storage deals with the proper ways of preparing and cooking dishes to safely keeping ingredients and leftovers fresh. Learn about food storage techniques and get safety tips to keep your kitchen safe, clean and organized.


When your favorite restaurant ends up on the TV news with a C rating from the health inspector, does that mean you should never eat there again? Not so fast.

What's that bagged mass in your freezer — and did you really want to eat 12 chicken breasts right now? Here's how to freeze food in serving-size portions.

Sure you can freeze eggs — actually you can freeze any food. It's the thawing part that can be tricky. How can a little prep time now prevent a freezer eggsplosion later?

Salt has kept entire civilizations alive thanks to its ability to prevent foods from turning into bacteria-laden killers. It preserves food, too. What is it about salt that makes it so versatile?

Think you can only get food poisoning at a C-rated restaurant? Guess again. Your kitchen – which gets no health inspection report – can be a hotbed of illness-causing bacteria. All because we ignore some basic food-handling procedures.

Food storage is important when it comes to keeping food fresh and safe. Read this article to learn how to store specific foods, such as coffee, and learn about the various food storage methods, such as freezing.

Food safety should be the number one priority in any kitchen. Learn everything from how to safely cook a turkey thoroughly, to how to use a slow cooker carefuly, to how to correctly hard boil an egg.

If you're like most people, you probably don't think too much about the safety of your food. But considering the amount of bacteria found in raw meats and unwashed foods, everyone should be more mindful about food preparation habits in the kitchen. Check out these safety tips.

With proper storage, food lasts longer and tastes better. Do you know how to store foods such as vinegar, sugar, berries and other perishable foods? Find out how to shop for and store a variety of foods for maximum freshness and flavor.

Food temperature is vital when cooking. Knowing what the temperature of the coals can help you determine how long it will take to cook your food. Learn how to check the temperature of charcoal and find links to various food temperature resources.

Need to freeze berries, casseroles, or other items? We have a collection of tips to help you preserve your food for long periods of time and avoid the damaging effects of freezer burn. Learn more about how to freeze foods here.

Since raw chicken can harbor harmful salmonella bacteria, it's important to know how to properly handle chicken in the kitchen. Learn chicken safety tips in this article, including how to purchase and store chicken confidently.