I just opened a brand-new tube of anchovy paste to make salad dressing, and when I punctured the seal on the tube, it started to spout anchovy paste, as if the whole thing had been under pressure. It smells and looks fine, but emerged with surprising and alarming velocity. [more inside]
posted by dizziest
on Mar 19, 2014 -
My jam did the thing
again -- it levitated in the jar overnight. I took a photo
this time. I'm asking again in the hopes that someone new may have a definitive answer, as I'd like to know for sure if this means the jam is now inedible. [more inside]
posted by (alice)
on Nov 17, 2013 -
Is spikenard inherently unsafe for human consumption? If not, where can I get some food-grade spikenard oil? If so, what is the closest equivalent spice?
posted by jedicus
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Sour Milk, Soured Milk, and Spoiled Milk. Is there an effective chemical difference? To what extents are any and all unsafe to cook and eat? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur
on May 30, 2012 -
Should I Eat It: Battle Lime Juice! I left the lime juice out overnight and just noticed it. It's pretty hot today, around 85ºF inside. The bottle says "refrigerate after opening". Verdict?
posted by ignignokt
on Jul 21, 2011 -
My wife left a container of egg drop soup on the kitchen counter overnight. It's been sitting there for 12 hours now. I am very hungry. I love egg drop soup. Should I eat it?
posted by gertzedek
on Jun 30, 2011 -
Can I Eat It: Part 7,934 in an ongoing series. In a fit of industriousness, I made Cannellini Minestrone
this morning! I put part of it in a container for my lunch, and part of it in a container to store in the fridge. I realized once I got to work, however, that the container to store never made it to the fridge, and is still sitting on the counter in my apartment. The soup was made at 8am, and I won't be getting home until 8pm. Can anything be done to salvage the soup into something edible, or at least usable?
posted by ocherdraco
on Feb 16, 2011 -
ShouldIEatIt Filter: We both ate the same thing. He threw up, I'm fine. Is it OK to eat the leftovers? [more inside]
posted by castlebravo
on Sep 17, 2009 -
Should I eat it filter: Can of Bumblebee whole baby clams. Dumped them into my chowder only to notice that they looked a bit green
. Google indicates this might be algae in their tummies? Should I eat them? Chowder is currently simmering, but will be tossed if that is what I need to do.
posted by silkygreenbelly
on Jan 12, 2009 -
Edible filter: I've discovered that my experience of peaches burning, and peach fuzz being like a cactus, is an allergy that came along with puberty. Essentially what should be sweet and tart tastes sweet, tart and spicey. I don't mind the afterburn, but what happens if you keep eating allergy triggering food? [more inside]
posted by Phalene
on Nov 26, 2008 -
There is a small pile of garden zucchini that has been sitting on the kitchen counter for about two months, right between the sink and an always-open window (to let in the Cleveland summer). Should I eat it?
posted by waxboy
on Sep 2, 2008 -