Mar 22, 2012 11:25 AM
According to our favorite kitchen guru, Alton Brown (or just Alton since we'd like to think we're on a first-name basis with him), there's a proper way to store our fresh herbs in the fridge, and an improper way. Shoving herb packages in the crisper is the improper way. Instead, herbs need moisture and air-tight storage. The Cuisipro Herb Keeper ($16) does the trick for us. We just cut off the bottoms of our herbs, slip them down into an inch or so of water, and store the whole container on the top shelf or door of our fridge. (Herbs get too cold on the bottom shelves!) We've prolonged the life of our rosemary and cilantro by at least a week!
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