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Gordon Ramsay Finds Nothing Fresh in This Restaurant’s Kitchen

This restaurant is making food safety offenses left and right, but reusing chips is what sends Gordon Ramsay overboard!

Gordon Ramsay already knows that Mexican restaurant, Fiesta Sunrise, is suffering from poor management. However, he’s about to find the trouble runs much deeper when he visits their kitchen. Check out Gordon’s reaction in this clip below:

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While Gordon is impressed by the size of the kitchen, he’s soon disgusted by how it’s run. He finds their rice to be stored in buckets made “yesterday.” The chili rellenos are even worse: they’re days old! Gordon skims fat off the top of sauce in the kitchen, but the biggest offense is yet to come. 

After a table sends back their basket of tortilla chips because they “taste like cardboard,” Gordon flips when the waiter attempts to pour the chips back into the warming drawer in the kitchen. Gross!

While we prefer our restaurant food to be made that day, at home, there’s more leeway. How long  do you want to leave food in your refrigerator? 

Foodsafety.gov provides guidelines for how long you can keep common household food items before you run the risk of them spoiling and consequently, causing potential sickness if you eat them. 

As on overall tip, we at DABL recommend utilizing your freezer to its full potential. Tons of foods -- meats, stews, fish, breads, and baked goods -- can be frozen indefinitely without fear of spoiling. However, to uphold their quality and taste, Foodsafety.gov recommends freezing times for these popular items:

Pizza: 1-2 months
Cooked Meat or Poultry: 2-6 months
Ground Meat: 3-4 months
Soups and Stews: 2-3 months
Casseroles Made with Eggs: 2-3 months
Raw Beef, Veal, Lamb and Pork: 4-12 months

When it comes to your refrigerator, it should be kept at 40°F or lower. Leftovers are super useful to have around, but most can only keep for 3-4 days. The below foods are safe to keep in your refrigerator for the following amount of time:

Pizza: 3-4 days
Cooked Meat or Poultry: 3-4 days
Ground Meat: 1-2 days
Soups and Stews: 3-4 days
Casseroles Made with Eggs: 3-4 days
Raw Beef, Veal, Lamb and Pork: 3-5 days

Some other common fridge finds are eggs, cheese, and milk. Below is what foodsafety.gov recommends:

Shelled eggs: 3-5 weeks
Milk: package use-by date
Hard cheeses (once opened): 3-4 weeks
Soft cheeses: 1-2 weeks

If you’ve got more food storage questions, you can check out the FoodKeeper app here!

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