Hey all good afternoon well today a delicious soup was made, a Maori- style boil-up recipe! Basically it's a big pot of soup, and I am curious whether it's safe to leave a pot of soup on stove, never letting an hour go by without heating it back up to boiling . . Would this be safe? If I can make it clearer, basically the soup will be made, it will sit for around 1 - 1.5 hours while first meal is eaten, then thruout the day (let's say this soup was made at 10am) every hour someone is there to start the soup back up again, bring it to a boil, then turn it off for an hour to an hour and half!
In my opinion, with what I know of science and food safety, this would technically be perfectly fine since the temperature is never going below a "bacteria" point!
As many of you might know it's also part of the "culture" of the day, it's much more fun and easy to just walk up to the soup bowl and grab a bowl instead of washing out a new bowl, taking soup out of fridge, reheating!!!!!
I am simply curious . . . What I ended up doing today since I didn't know the answer and wanted to be safe was : soup was done at 10am, i ate my meal, started up the soup again around 11am just for a second til it got back to boiling, turned it off, and then let it sit for about 3 hours max for a final cool!
and then I put some away in freezer and some away in fridge for leftovers! Next time though, it would be nice to simply leave on stove because it's much easier that way! If you could let me know what you think I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you very much for your time :) See ya