Posts Categorized: Advice

5 Tips For Food Storage and Safety in Summer

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Summer in Australia is known for hot temperatures and regular storms. While it can be annoying for us, it’s even more dangerous for our food. Guess what elements put food safety most at risk? That’s right – Heat and moisture. Both can lead to rapid food spoilage and, even worse, the growth of bacteria and…
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3 Essentials for a Melbourne Cup Party

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It’s that time of year again. Melbourne Cup fever is beginning and people are already planning where they’ll be for the day. Whether its at the race track, at a venue, in the office, or in your home, people all over the country stop to watch and celebrate the famous horse race. Are you going…
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8 Foods You Should Not Refrigerate

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Despite what you may have been told, storing things in the fridge does not necessarily make them last longer. There are some foods that last longer and taste better at room temperature. Let’s take a look at 8 food items you shouldn’t be keeping in the fridge: 1. Potatoes Potatoes and fridges do not go…
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The Cheese-Lover’s Guide To Storing Cheese

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Fromage fanatics will know that different cheeses require different storage methods and times. There nothing worse than letting a delicious block or wheel of cheese go to waste, so here are the best methods for proper storage.   Here are a few general rules: Try to avoid plastic wrap – it suffocates the cheese and…
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Foil vs. Plastic: The Best Thing To Wrap Your Food

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Do you have a method for your foil and plastic wrap? You probably have both in the kitchen, but do you really know which one is better for wrapping and storing your food? There are quite a few differences between the two wraps, apart from the visual differences. Let’s look at how you should use…
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Top Tips for Storing Your Herbs

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Herbs add flavour to almost any dish and have the ability to take a meal to the next level. Add a sprig of rosemary to your roast veggies or a handful of fresh basil to your pasta sauce and you’ll immediately notice the difference. But do you buy fresh herbs with the best intentions to…
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The Best Serving Temperatures for Different Beers

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Australia loves its beer icy cold. Our hot temperatures and long summers call for a cold, refreshing drink, and many turn to “a big cold beer”. But not all beers are equal, or rather, not all beers taste their best at the same temperature. Depending on the type of beer and where it’s from, there…
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Brisbane’s Best Wedding Venues

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Weddings are magical occasions, whether its yours or someone else’s, but it’s no secret that they can also be quite stressful. Catering a large event like a wedding is one of the biggest challenges, particularly if the venue is outside. That’s why a mobile cold room is a great idea; you can easily store food,…
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The Best Ways to Prevent Freezer Burn

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Have you ever pulled something out of your freezer, only to find it dried out and covered in a hard coating of ice? That’s freezer burn, and it can easily happen to meats and food products that aren’t stored correctly. When storing and transporting food products, not only is the right temperature important, but so…
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A Guide to Storage Times for Meat, Poultry & Seafood

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Storing meats can be a tricky business. If not done correctly, it’s at risk of spoiling quickly and becoming a health hazard. And on top of that, for all the different kinds of meat, poultry, and fish out there, nearly all of them have different storage requirements. That’s why we’re breaking it down into a…
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