Are you handling your food wrong? Lifestyle expert Erika Katz spoke to Inside Edition about how to make sure your cranberries are fresh and your beer stays cold. Katz explained how to determine which cranberries are fresh and which are spoiled. “If it bounces, it’s fine and if it just falls flat, throw it out,” she said. To speed up the ripening of an avocado, place it in a paper bag and it will be ready to be made into guacamole by morning.