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Old 06-04-2010, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Now THERE is another interesting thread someone should start... to fridge or not to fridge.

Ketchup, soy sauce, chili paste, etc.
Oh YES!! Definitely need this thread going (it's a cultural thing as well ya know)
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Old 06-04-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Oh YES!! Definitely need this thread going (it's a cultural thing as well ya know)

Ditto.

Go for it, slackjaw. I've had this conversation before. Sometimes it doesn't end well.

I don't frig ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, bread, sometimes potatoes, worchestershire sauce...
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Btw, I found a few raisins that I am sure entered the frig as grapes.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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When we moved here we bought a freezer for the basement,kept a list of what went in and out. Found we are never snowbound for long so disconnected that 4 years ago.

Have a refrig in garage that's only used summers for soda/beer, overflow of salads for parties.

Side by side in kitchen-minimalist-we shop usually a few times a week as to what moves us, never buy cold cuts anymore, one ketchup, one lowfat mayo, 1 reg mayo, 1 Dijon, 1 Yellow mustard, horseradish, tabasco, 1 bottle low fat salad dressing, 1 smart balance, 2 sticks of butter, 1 jar dills,1 jar sweet, 1 jar hot banana peppers, 1/2 gal 1% milk, low fat yog.
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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Ditto.

Go for it, slackjaw. I've had this conversation before. Sometimes it doesn't end well.

I don't frig ketchup, mustard, soy sauce, bread, sometimes potatoes, worchestershire sauce...
It took me a minute to notice that slackjaw is the poster who suggested the fridge/no-fridge thread. I thought you were calling Opyelie (the person you quoted) a slackjaw, and I thought, "Well, THAT wasn't very nice."
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:20 AM
 
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When I was working in France I noticed that groceries had cheese on the shelves unrefrigerated. It didn't look like Kroger cheese all bright orange in clear plastic, it was in little cardboard boxes with French that I couldn't read no doubt describing the glory of it's heritage.

Also many countries in Asia and Central America (and Europe come to think of it) don't refrigerate eggs, you see them just stacked up. In this case I suspect it's because they have a much more local distribution network so they go from chicken vagina to pan a lot more quickly.

I know people who refrigerate beef jerky, I don't get that isn't the whole point of beef jerky that it's cured and dried so people could take it traveling to get protein without risk of spoilage?
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:32 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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My fridge is pretty tidy. If I buy it, I cook it. If I cook it, I eat it. There is nothing in there that I would not eat right now without even smelling it, except the box of baking soda.

I don't refrigerate anything that contains vinegar. No ketchup, mustard, mayo. I keep onions in the fridge, so I can peel them tearlessly. And potatoes, it takes me a long time to eat ten pounds. I keep a couple of tomatoes out so they'll ripen, but the rest in the fridge in summer. Stick of butter for daily use left out.

Fresh eggs should never be refrigerated, but in this country, they've been refrigerated for weeks before I even see them, so I can't apply all my principles here.

I'd prefer to eat food at room temp, rather than refrigerated, like fruit, cheese, water.

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Old 06-06-2010, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Fresh eggs should always be refrigerated.
Shell Eggs from Farm to Table
What a great link this is! Read and learn great stuff about eggs!
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Condiments have so much vinegar in them that it's impossible for them to go bad.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I just finished off a jar of mustard that I purchased in 2001. Or maybe 2000.
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Old 06-06-2010, 09:47 AM
 
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There is yet another intesting twist on this thread, what never goes bad? "Never" being relative here obviously you're not passing on a jar of pickles thru probate to your grandchildren.

I don't think fish sauce ever goes bad, it's way too salty. Even if it did it couldn't smell any worse so who cares?

Also = Curry paste. I've seen expiration dates on 'em but it's usually years out and I suspect just to satisfy FDA when imported for sale in America.
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