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Food Storage Suggestions

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Here's a table of suggested food storage options from Good Eats.
Thanks to Nick Holcomb for collecting this information.

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Apples Refrigerator Plastic Bag ??? Apple Family Values
Bacon Freezer Freezer Paper 1 Year Scrap Iron Chef
Beef, Ground Refrigerator Wax Paper 2 Days A Grind Is A Terrible Things To Waste
Beurre Blanc Thermos Thermos ??? The Case for Butter
Butter Freezer Original Packaging 4 Months The Case for Butter
Butter,
   Compound
Freezer Foil Wrapped and in
   a Plastic Bag
2 Months The Case for Butter
Cabbage, Cut Refrigerator
   Crisper
Plastic Bag 2 Days Head Games
Cabbage,
   Whole
Refrigerator
   Crisper
Plastic Bag 6 Weeks Head Games
Caesar Dressing Refrigerator Sealed 2 Weeks Tofuworld
Caraway Seeds Pantry Plastic Bag 6 Months Head Games
Cheese Refrigerator Wax Paper Separate Box ??? For Whom the
   Cheese Melts
Cheesecake Freezer Plastic Wrapped then
   Foil Wrapped
1 Month The Trouble with
   Cheesecake

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Chicken Refrigerator Sealed Until use by date A Bird in the Pan
Chilis, Dried Pantry Plastic Bag Just about Forever Chile's Angels
Clams Refrigerator
   Bottom Shelf
Open Container 2 Days Send in the Clams
Clams Freezer Plastic Bag 1 Month Send in the Clams
Cocoa Mixes Pantry Sealed 2 years Art of Darkness 2
Cocoa Powder Pantry Sealed 2 years Art of Darkness 2
Coffee Beans Pantry Sealed with Valve 3 Months True Brew Coffee
Corn, Mickeyed Refrigerator Plastic Bag 2 Weeks Ear Apparent
Corn, Straight Refrigerator Plastic Wrap 2 Days Ear Apparent
Cornmeal Freezer Plastic Bag ??? Ear Apparent
Crepe Batter Refrigerator Blender 24 hours Crepe Expectations

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Crepes,
   Warmed
Oven, Lowest
   Setting)
Pan 30 minutes Crepe Expectations
Crepes, Short
   Term
Refrigerator Sealed (wax paper
   between each)
1 Week Crepe Expectations
Crepes, Long
   Term
Freezer Sealed (wax paper
   between each)
1 Month Crepe Expectations
Doodads Counter Sealed 24 hours Citizen Cane
Eggplant,
   Prepared
Refrigerator Plastic Bag 1 Week Deep Purple
Eggplant,
   Prepared
Freezer Plastic Bag 3 Months Deep Purple
Eggplant,
   Whole
Counter None 2 Days Deep Purple
Eggplant,
   Whole
Refrigerator, Top
   Shelf
Plastic Wrap 14 Days Deep Purple

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Eggs Refrigerator, Not on the door Own Container ??? Egg Files
Eggs, Poached Refrigerator Ice Water Bath 8 Hours Misson Poachable
Fish, Raw Refrigerator Sealed with ice ??? Hook Line and Dinner
Fries 200deg Oven Pan 30 minutes Fry Hard
Fries, Raw Refrigerator Water Bath 10 Hours Fry Hard
Fruitcake Pantry Sealed (with breathing
   room)
??? It's a Wonderful Cake
Fruitcake
   Liquid
Refrigerator Pot 3 Days It's a Wonderful Cake
Garlic, Peeled Refrigerator Plastic Wrap ??? Pressure
Garlic,
   Unpeeled
Pantry Itself (make sure it is
   cool and dry)
??? The Bulb of the Night
Ice Cream Freezer Small with coating on
   ice cream
??? Churn Baby Churn
Jam,
   Preserved
Pantry Jar 1Year (maybe a little more) Urban Preservation 1:
   Spiced Blueberry
   Jamming
Jam,
   Unpreserved
Refrigerator Jar 3 Weeks Urban Preservation 1:
   Spiced Blueberry
   Jamming

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Kuri, Red Pantry Itself (make sure it is
   cool and dry)
1 Month Squash Court
Lemon Curd Refrigerator Bowl with Plastic Wrap
   pushed on top
1 Month Egg Files
Lettuce Leaves Refrigerator Paper Towel Wrapped
   and in a Plastic Bag
??? Salad Days
Mayo,
   Homemade
Refrigerator Jar 2 Weeks Mayo Clinic
Mushrooms Refrigerator Paper Bag 3 Days The Fungal Gourmet
Mussels Refrigerator Open Container (ice
   on top of moist
   paper towels)
1 Week Mussel Bound
Mustard,
   Homemade
Pantry Sealed 6 Months Mayo Clinic
Mustard,
   Homemade
Refrigerator Sealed Just about Forever Mayo Clinic

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Nuts, Shelled Freezer Sealed 4 Months It's a Wonderful Cake
Olive Oil Pantry Can ??? Pantry Raid 1: Use
   Your Noodle
Onions, Fresh Cool/Dry/Well
   Ventilated
Pantyhose ??? A Bowl of Onion
Pancake Mix Pantry Sealed 3 Months Flap Jack Do It Again
Pancakes 200deg Oven Pan and separated
   by a towel
30 minutes Flap Jack Do It Again
Pancakes Freezer Plastic Bag ??? Flap Jack Do It Again
Pasta Pantry Sealed Just about Forever Pantry Raid 1: Use
   Your Noodle
Pecans, Unshelled Freezer Sealed 1 Year It's a Wonderful Cake
Pickles Refrigerator Jar 3 Months American Pickle
Pizza Dough Refrigerator Plastic Bag 6 Days Flat is Beautiful
Pork Ribs Refrigerator Own Container 4 Weeks Pork Fiction

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Potato Roesti Oven, Lowest
   Setting
On a Rack 20 Minutes This Spuds for You Too
Potatoes Pantry Itself (make sure
   it is cool and dry)
20 Days This Spuds for You
Prepared Tarts Refrigerator Covered 1 Day Puff the Magic Pastry
Rib Roast,
   10 lb.
Refrigerator Perforated 4 Days Celebrity Roast
Rice, Brown Freezer Plastic Bag in a
   Sealed Container
2 years Power to the Pilaf
Rice, Brown Pantry Sealed 6 Months Power to the Pilaf
Rice, Converted Pantry Sealed Years Power to the Pilaf
Rice, White Pantry Sealed Years Power to the Pilaf
Salmon, Smoked Refrigerator Sealed 3 Days Where There's Smoke
   There's Fish
Salmon, Smoked Freezer Sealed 1 Month Where There's Smoke
   There's Fish
Simple Syrup Refrigerator Sealed 1 Month True Brew 2: Tea
Simple Syrup Freezer Sealed 1 Year True Brew 2: Tea

Item

Place to Store

Container

Max Duration

Show

Spices,
   Unground
Pantry Sealed glass jar Just about Forever It's a Wonderful Cake
Spices,
   Unground
Freezer Plastic Bag 1 Year It's a Wonderful Cake
Squash
   Dumplings,
   Parcooked
Refrigerator Sealed 3 Days Squash Court
Squash
   Dumplings,
   Uncooked
Freezer Plastic Bag Just about Forever Squash Court
Squid Refrigerator Sealed 3 Days Squid Pro Quo
Squid Cooler Sealed 4 Days Squid Pro Quo
Tart, Baked Pantry Plastic Bag ??? Puff the Magic Pastry
Tea Bags Pantry Original Packaging 5 Months True Brew 2: Tea
Tea, Whole Pantry Tin 2 years True Brew 2: Tea
Tofu, Open Refrigerator Sealed (change water) 5 Days Tofuworld
Tofu,
   Packaged
Freezer Original Packaging 3 Months Tofuworld
Turkey,
   Leftover
Freezer Foil Wrapped and
   in a Plastic Bag
3 Months Romancing the Bird
Vanilla Bean Pantry Sealed 6 Months Churn Baby Churn
Walnuts,
   Unshelled
Freezer Sealed 1 Year It's a Wonderful Cake
Yeast, Instant Freezer Plastic Bag 2 years Flat is Beautiful

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