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    Quote Originally Posted by gribbler View Post
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    Wait, is tomato paste just what you like to call tomato sauce?
    http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/fre...mato-paste.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Felch View Post
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    Diced tomatoes are my preference.
    If I go that route, I use Rotel.
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    Thank you, that was much more helpful than Speer's trolling.

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    I'd like to make a couple of points. Al is in a select few that can troll a thread that they started.
    Also, there's a time to jackass around, but when talk turns to cooking chili, that's not the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowwHand View Post
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    Al is in a select few that can troll a thread that they started.
    Elitist.

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    I bake my tomato paste with oil, garlic, and onion. It's called tomato frito. Yummie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gribbler View Post
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    Wait, is tomato paste just what you like to call tomato sauce?
    Hey gribbler, ever been to a supermarket? Ever seen this ****?








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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowwHand View Post
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    Also, there's a time to jackass around, but when talk turns to cooking chili, that's not the time.
    I know, right. Tell 'em, Tex. That's your State food we're talking about!
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    Tomato paste is used for sauces. Tomato sauces.
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    Try using it anyways?

    A bit before I moved to Sweden, I threw out cans/boxes that were 5+ years after. I think the boxes were actually bad, but probably hadn't been bad a year or two before.

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    Hey Alby..does tomato paste work well as...errr..a lubricant ....for.... you know...private time? Maybe you could experiment with your expired can if you havnt tried alerady? I/m sure alot of us would like to know
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    In the UK we have two classifications on food dates:

    Use By - This is perishable food, eg. fresh meat, dairy etc. it is very likely to become dangerous to eat after the Use By date has passed, you should really never use anything after the use by date.

    Best Before - It'll be nicer before that date, but generally you can still eat it after it's expired. It might say "once opened consume within x days" and you should probably follow that advice.

    http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/asksam/foo...terms/#A220019

    I assume you have something similar in the states, tomato paste that says "Best By xx/xx/xxxx" should be fine. Basically anything in a can should be fine.
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    Also, I think tomato paste is called tomato puree in the UK.
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    I assume they are talking about tomato puree

    Ive only ever used it from a tube but it would seem it exists in canned form too

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    I've bought it in cans.
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    I know that in both the US and Sweden, that milk and eggs can be used (and taste fine) long after the use by date (which is generally a few days after the best by date).

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    can be used (and taste fine)
    Yes, same in the UK but there will also be a much higher chance that they'll contain dangerous levels of food poisoning bacteria.
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    The thing with milk (and everything else, really) is that it's somewhat random as to when it goes bad. You'll have a bell curve, with the expiration date placed such that a very large percentage gets bad after that date. Odds are, most of the products will get bad after that date. The good thing with milk is that, once it goes bad, all of it goes bad, so you can smell it to be sure.

    Similarly with eggs. You should always be cracking them in a bowl rather than directly into what you're making. That way, if one of them is bad, it won't ruin what you're making.

    Cheese is great. It gets tastier, and moldier, but you can always cut the mold off.

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    I use to regularly eat moldy bread, and then someone told me it was dangerous (I think on here).

    I now try not to do so...

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    Hey, I just learned blue cheese can go bad. It just takes a really long time, and it's hard to tell when it happens.
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    Cheese generally gets inedible from the strong smell / taste before getting actually bad, I think.
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    Why can't you eat spicy food? You're such a wuss.
    It makes his anus bleed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gribbler View Post
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    Wait, is tomato paste just what you like to call tomato sauce?
    No, ketchup is tomato sauce. You use sauces as a condiment.
    Tomato paste is used when you don't have affordable fresh tomatoes for a recipe that requires them in puréed form, like a stew or a chilli... or a tomato sauce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onodera View Post
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    No, ketchup is tomato sauce. You use sauces as a condiment.
    In the U.S., at least, ketchup and tomato sauce mean two different things. Tomato sauce is what you put on spaghetti, or pizza (not that you put the same stuff on both).
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    Same here. Ketchup should be thicker than sauce (but not as thick as paste).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berzerker View Post
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    I just replaced our ketchup, the old bottle expired this month - after 2 years
    This is the fate of most ketchups.
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