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Barton Seaver - Open Office Hours

This event was on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 11:00 am Pacific, 2:00 pm Eastern

Join Chef Barton Seaver in his virtual office as he welcomes all of your questions. This event was created for you and we encourage you to ask anything – from cooking techniques to c… Read More.

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Question:

How do you best store mushrooms, onions, potatoes?

— Becca iali

Answer:

Well, so mushrooms, I keep them in the back of the fridge, but I keep a little air flow on them. So I'll open up the package. You don't want them to get musty. You don't want them to get. Trapped in their own moisture of which they are mostly moisture that will just encourage that sliminess is there and I think a dulling of the flavor. You also don't want them just gonna lay out with air flowing over them all the time because that will dehydrate them and alter their flavor potatoes. I store I store potatoes in paper bags. So I grow a lot of potatoes. I harvested about 100 pounds potatoes this year. I keep them just in brush your bags. Excuse me over in another part of my kitchen area and the pantry. And I use them pretty quickly onions. I just store on the countertops. Quite honestly, it's probably not the best place to store them storing them in a dark storage area. That's about 55 degrees seller temperature is best. That's what's best for potatoes as well. But unless I'm growing them I as a kind of trying to keep the potatoes as near to that conditions as I can things like onions. If you're just buying these things just buy them regularly enough don't the money that you're gonna say by buying 25 pounds of onions this week and holding on to them because they are 50 cents off or something. Like ultimately you're gonna end up throwing away more onions than the money you saved on them. So I just kind of rotate stock and you know what, you know what the produce industry is really good at? storing produce So let the experts be the experts, you know, what farmers are really good at doing storing Pros. So even if you're going to the farmers market like let them store it in their Root Cellar by your Beats or your potatoes. Are you onions as you need them or for the week and go back again next week because they're better at it than likely you are they're better than I am.
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