"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Vegetables
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-24-2011, 02:34 PM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Katie H's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: I live in the Heartland of the United States - Western Kentucky
Posts: 15,156
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcnerd View Post
This was recently proved at America's Test Kitchen. Store stem side down so the stem area is covered. If that is not possible, put a piece of tape over the stem end. Tomatoes last an amazingly longer period this way.
Cool! I definitely can testify that this method really, really works. Thanks, mcnerd, for the resource.
__________________

__________________
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!
Katie H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 05:32 PM   #12
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Uncle Bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Small Town Mississippi
Posts: 17,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGDean View Post
What is the best way/place to store tomatoes from the grocery store?
While not storing tomatoes under refrigeration is sound advice....the problem with 'grocery store' tomatoes is the harm of refrigeration has probably already occurred... ~ The tomatoes are shipped/trucked to retail stores in refrigerated trucks...sometimes from great distances.... retailers also store them under refrigeration at times ~ I picked up some "on the vine" tomatoes the other day....They were very cold....even though they were displayed on a non refrigerated display table....
__________________

__________________
There is only one Quality worse than Hardness of Heart, and that is Softness of Head.

Kool-Aid...Think Before You Drink
Uncle Bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2011, 06:57 PM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by againuntodust View Post
I keep mine in the fridge, they stay freshest longest there. I hear people say there is some enzyme that destroys the flavor when they get cold, but I can't find any credible sources for that information. The only information I've found on putting them in the fridge is it will slow down the ripening process, can cause some loss of flavor (as all cold does), and could cause chilling injury.

The other thing I do, is I only buy what I need, so I don't need to store them for long, I use them. At 30 cents a lb, tomatoes are well-used over here.

yes, all this talk about not storing tomatoes in the refrigerator when they have just come from colder refrigeration in the produce department than what i will have at home....
__________________

__________________
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tomatoes, tips

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.