Category - Storing Food

Once your food is made, you have to store it. Some foods you can only store for a couple of days (or even hours) whereas others can be stored for years and years.

There’s a true science to storing food, no matter whether it’s short or long. Here is where we collect all of our articles on the topic, whether it’s on pickling or packaging!

pickled and fresh cucumbers

How to make pickled cucumbers

One of my favorite ‘on-the-side’ vegetables are cucumbers, pickled or fresh. They fit well in salads, as a side to pasta or rice dishes or just as an afternoon snack. They’re very versatile. And even...

dried sourdough starter

Storing a sourdough starter for months

Started a sourdough starter for your bread, managed to maintain it for a couple of months, but simply don’t have the time to maintain it the upcoming weeks or months? Maybe you’re going on a trip, or...

Making jam – the Science

If you have fruit trees in your garden you’re probably also swamped with fruit during certain times of the year. All of a sudden, you’ve got 5kg of figs and 20kg of apples. And not enough time to eat them...

Food label basics

The basics of food labels

Labels on food generally have two very important functions: 1) make the product look appealing and make people want to buy it and 2) tell the (legal) details of your food. You both want to make sure people know what...

Food spoilage – Rancidity and food chemistry

Ever found back an old bag of peanuts that just didn’t taste or smell good anymore? A little sour maybe but otherwise just not as good as a fresh peanut? Or have you had a similar experience, but with butter...

worstenbroodjes - ready to bake

Dutch Food – Worstenbroodjes (sausage rolls)

Before fridges and freezers were invented, we used other methods to keep our food good. Meats especially were vulnerable. Common ways to preserve meat included salting and drying. Another method, which might not...

spinach quiche ready for covering with cheese mix

The science of packaging grated cheese

It’s probably an even more familiar phenomenon than mouldy bread: mouldy cheese. And not just the cheeses that are meant to be mouldy, but mould growth on cheese that are not supposed to be covered in them. Dutch...

mouldy bread in a plastic bag

Why bread gets moldy – Spoilage of bread

Ever felt really hungry and wanted to make a quick sandwich? Ever found out that the only bread there’s left has bluish/grey hairy spots on it? Luckily it hasn’t happened to me that often, but when it does...

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Reducing food waste – 35% discount stickers

When googling ‘challenges for the food industry’ I won’t find ‘better preservation of apple juice’, ‘increasing shelf life of apples’ or ‘improving nutritional value of...