How Can I Keep Food Fresh in a Too-Hot Apartment?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: Help! I live in an apartment where I have no control over the heat temperature during the winter months. I love to cook, but anything not in the fridge spoils quickly because of the dry heat! (Onions, garlic, bread, potatoes…) Average temps within my apartment are 75 degrees.

Do you have any suggestions for keeping food fresh in a warm/hot apartment?

Sent by Liz

Editor: Liz, that sounds terrible! Other than complaining energetically to your landlord, and keeping all your food in the fridge, we are not sure what kind of solutions to suggest! You could get a couple boxes to keep onions and potatoes stored away in the dark, and a breadbox to help preserve moisture in your bread.

Readers do you have any experience with this kind of situation?

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