Episode 46: Everything About Stuff That Comes in a Can
off of our meat which makes this a very weird canned food.
What did we do before canning?
- Freeze in cold climate. Dry in the sun in warm.
- Next level food preservation Iceland Greenlandic shark dates back to the Vikings. Abundant but toxic, the headless shark was buried in a hole with stones sand and gravel. Liquids would leak out of the shark over 6 to 12 weeks. Then the shark meat was hung to dry for months.
How to can: the speed version
- water bath canning
- fill jars with acidic foods (tomatoes or add vinegar) cover with lids and boil until a seal forms under the lid
- the acid and vacuum (no air) makes for an environment where bacteria can’t thrive.
Danger Will Robinson: what NOT to do when canning
- doing your own recipe
- using a jar that isn’t for canning like a mayo jar…its gonna explode
- let’s talk about botulism
- CDC website
- botulism is a toxin that attacks the nerves
- weak muscles eventually affecting breathing.
- Improperly stored or processes canned foods (usually homemade) are the biggest culprit. Although store bought can be infected too through, that’s most often a damaged can.
Food Bank and oldest can donation:https://www.distractify.com/trending/2017/10/09/Z18GVb0/old-can-donation A 46 year old can of kidney soup.
Prepper web site: Guys hunting for bragging rights over oldest food consumedOldest can of food eaten.
- 6 year old past date tuna fish
- Soup from the 50s
- 30 yo rations
- 14 yo can of shrimp
Marriage can of chicken:
- Les Lailey married his wife beryl in 1956 they got a canned chicken for their wedding day. He said to her, on our 50th wedding anniversary, were eating that chicken. In 2006 Les opened the can and ate the chicken.