Check the recycling symbol on the bottom of the bucket. The quickest and most reliable way to check for food safety is by consulting the recycling number. This number will be between 1 and 7 and will be stamped inside a triangle of arrows. As a general rule, the numbers that are safe for use with food are 1, 2, 4, and 5.
Examine any food-handling symbols imprinted on the plastic bucket. A standardized system of symbols is used on plastics to indicate their appropriate uses around food. A symbol depicting a cup and fork means that the plastic is safe for storing food, and is therefore a food grade bucket. Other symbols include radiating waves meaning “microwave-safe,” a snowflake meaning “freezer-safe,” and dishes in water meaning “dishwasher-safe.”
A verrine is originally a small thick-glass container with no base, which purpose is to contain a solid or liquid dish (starter, course or dessert), rather than a drink.
Philippe Conticini was the first to imagine a dessert served in a verrine in 1994 introducing, more than a simple evolution of the form, a notable evolution in taste experience.
According to the original concept, verrines are composed of three superimposed layers, each conveying specific characteristics in terms of taste:
The lower, thin layer is made of acidulous preparations to trigger salivation and prepare the taste buds to receive other tastes ;
The intermediate, thicker layer consists of a preparation bringing the main taste structure ;
And the upper layer consists of a third, smooth and silky preparation aimed at coating the taste buds and providing a full-bodied, pleasant finish.