Left pizza out overnight? Know how to defrost a whole fish? And what of the age-old question: are those eggs ok 2 weeks past the use-by date? Get the answers to a plethora of questions about how long foods last and the best way to store them for max tastiness at StillTasty.com.
There I was, very late at night with a unwavering craving for an omelet. But the use-by date on my big Costco carton of eggs, which I can rarely finish off, said I was supposed to use those eggs a couple of weeks ago. Crap. I’m not going to a store this late, not calling Mom, don’t want to risk food poisoning, but damn it, I demand a western omelet! So I stumbled to the computer and stumbled upon StillTasty.com. And thus was egg enlightenment showered upon me. And the omelet craving deliciously vanquished.
StillTasty.com ultimate food life guide video
Eat the chicken before the egg?
Yep, a few minutes spent on StillTasty could rescue you during a “keep or toss?” moment in front of the refrigerator. The “ultimate shelf life guide,” created by a Canadian mother-daughter duo who both have experience in consumer affairs, includes a database of food storage times based on official recommendations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, among other government agencies.