Dry Storage

Appears in
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine

By French Culinary Institute

Published 2021

  • About
  • Dry food storage refers to those foods that do not support bacterial growth because they are dry or dried. This includes flour, sugar, salt, cereal, rice and other grains, dried beans and peas, breads and crackers, oil and shortening, and canned and bottled foods.
  • All dry food containers should be closed tightly to protect from insect and/or rodent infestation, as well as to prevent contamination from dust or other airborne materials.
  • Dry food should be stored in a cool, dry place and raised off the floor, away from the wall, and not under a sewage line.