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Old 08-06-2012, 04:48 PM   #1
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Cooling, Refrigerating, Freezing

OK so since I am always on the run as a college student and don't have a lot of time on my hands I usually cook all my food for the week in a day. So it is ready when I need it and I don't have to spend time cooking.

So usually I cook food and then put it in the fridge. My question is do I let certain foods cool down first and then put in the fridge. Or should I put food in imideately after it is done cooking?

Is there a resource out there that I could look up a list of foods that may be different?


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Old 08-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Here what the USDA has to say about refrigeration and food safety

Food Safety and Refrigeration

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:35 PM   #3
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KISS. Cool foods in a bowl of cold water before refrigerating or freezing.
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