WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER:  Never Store THESE in Your Pantry, c/o Top Chefs

There are some foods that we know should go in the refrigerator…  But, some other foods could be stored in either the pantry or the refrigerator.  Often, everyone seems to have a different answer as to what those items are.

Now, some of the country’s top chefs tell us which things should not be stored in the pantry.  And it may surprise you.

Nuts should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator, due to moisture.  It could cause fungus.

Maple syrup – once it’s opened – could also grow fungus.

Cold-pressed oils, chocolate, cured meats, and who knew peanut butter should be put in the fridge?

Bread, mustard, garlic-infused olive oil – They all contain botulism.  Yes.  So, they definitely should be put in the refrigerator.

Finally, the chefs say chocolate chip cookies should be stored in the freezer or refrigerator, until you’re ready to eat ’em (They say you’ll never eat them any other way, again LOL).  And cookie dough should always be refrigerated or frozen.


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