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Q: The combined kitchen and living room space of my little (sunny, south facing) apartment in Philly can get quite hot in the summer — sometimes high 80s or even 90s. What food items absolutely have to go in the fridge or even freezer at that point, besides the obvious like chocolate?

I'm particularly wondering about cooking oils, and dry goods like beans and grains. I already store flours and alcohol in the freezer, and nuts, vinegars, and some other things in the fridge.

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