"" What's She Eating Now?: Food Safety Friday

Friday, February 19, 2010

Food Safety Friday

So you have had some food in your fridge for a while. Like me you hate to waste anything, but you're not sure if it is safe to eat. What do you do? Some people call their parents. "Mom, I bought fish on Tuesday, didn't cook it, can I make it today?" one might ask, only to hear back, "It is probably not a good idea but while I have you on the phone I have some things I need you to do and by the way, what are you doing with your life?"

Please allow me to spare you from ever having to have this conversation again. I introduce you to StillTasty.com, a website which will answer your food storage and safety questions for almost any item under the sun. Bacon is always a tricky one, its cured but its pork and you may not eat it all the time so it could be around for a while... Hm. Before you spend way too much time touching your bacon to decide whether it is "slimy," my dad's preferred method of determining if it is time to toss it, check out Still Tasty. You'll also learn neat tips such as store your eggs in the main area of your fridge, not the door, they'll last longer. I won't spoil the rest for you. Go check them out for yourself and start wasting less food and money! TGIF.


  1. This is fantastic! I had some fish that was 4 days old--i fried it anyway and made Ryan sandwiches with it. My test is after I rinse it if I can smell it when I'm standing 3 feet away it gets tossed, if not I fry it up.

    But perhaps I'm not the best judge as I don't eat the stuff anyway.

    I love your Blog!!


  2. Too funny. Recently a friend had to buy a whole new set of tupperware because he left stuff in them so long the only option was to throw it out! Have to watch him. ;) Keep up the good work! -Lee

  3. This is cool! However, it does nothing to answer my questions about stinky cheese. Not only is the smell useless in deciding if it's still edible, but it actually hinders me from telling if other foods have gone bad.