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Should I Store Eggs In the Fridge...Or Out?
So what's the best way to store eggs? Hella Wella's infographic says they're fine in the fridge for three weeks. But Ryou prefers to keep them out. She explains that an egg has millions of holes in its shell, so it absorbs odors easily--leading to an off taste if you store it in the same closed space where you keep onions, ground beef and blue cheese. Ryou's solution: A shelf hung on a wall, with a clear cup of water hanging off of it, so you can test an egg's freshness (it's best when it sinks).
I'm taking advice from both the chilled and non-chilled camps, printing out the handy infographic and taping it to the inside of a kitchen cabinet. But Ryou's suggestion to store apples and potatoes together is one smart step I'll definitely take: the ethylene gas the apples emit prevents potatoes from sprouting. Brie and baguettes, though? They're easy to decide about: they don't stick around long enough in my house for storage to be an issue.
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