Apr 28

Choosing Poultry

Ready-to-cook poultry is available in many supermarkets and local markets. Birds should be clean, well fleshed, have a moderate fat covering, be free from pinfeathers, and exhibit no cuts, tears, or missing skin. Avoid selecting fresh, ready-to-cook poultry which has missing parts, broken bones, and discolorations. Never buy poultry that has become slimy or has …

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Apr 27

How and why to Cleans Raw Poultry with Salt what is a Fresh Bird

My culinary training started when I was 22 years old, and the newest member of the kitchen staff at a local hospital. My boss was an indomitable old bird with many years of culinary, sanitation and food safety regulations under her ample belt. She inducted me into the safe handling of these “dirty birds” from …

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Apr 26

Buying Cold Cuts Choosing Packaged or Deli Sliced

Buying cold cuts from the deli or from the pre-pack aisle is a different choice for me each time. For me, it honestly depends on how I intend to use the meats or cheeses. And yes, I am including cheese because I think the same rules apply there. So, the first item for consideration is …

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Apr 26

Organic Turkey Free Rein Turkey Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Although I chose a vegetarian diet in my late teens, I am not one of those annoying vegetarians who seize the moment to proselytize whenever an opportunity avails itself. We have dominion over animals, and there is nothing inherently wrong with eating meat. However, there are a litany of reasons why choosing a free-range or …

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Apr 25

Hot Dogs and Baseball

The month of April means warm spring showers, April fools day, and my personal favorite, the opening day of baseball season. The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd, the smell of freshly cut grass, and hot dogs, lots and lots of hot dogs. Regardless of what team you root for there’s one …

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Apr 24

Reasons for Choosing a Free Range or Organic Turkey for Thanksgiving

Free range, home-grown goodness! One main reason for choosing a free range turkey; the lack antibiotics and other potentially dangerous medications in their meat.Healthy, well kept animals usually do not get sick and require being medicated. When you have countless thousands of creatures living in very small, cramped pens you’re bound to get a nasty …

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Apr 24

Steak Umm Burgers Big Price for little value

For more than 40 years Steak-umm has sold pre-sliced steak meat. Now they have finally branched out into the burger market with their Steak-umm Burgers. Steak-umm Burgers are no seasonings-added, 1/3-pound patties made from USDA-inspected beef chuck that won’t fall apart when cooked. The burgers can be broiled, pan-fried or grilled directly from the box …

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Apr 23

Grain Fed vs Grass Fed Meat

A while back, I asked our waiter in a steak house whether the beef they served was grass-fed. “Oh, no!” he said proudly. “Everything we serve is grain-fed. The very best!” I retorted that grain-fed meat is nutritionally inferior to grass-fed meat, at which point my date kicked me under the table. I have to …

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Apr 22

What to look for in Choosing Quality Meat

At the moment the quality of the food we are eating seems to be coming under increasing scrutiny, and nowhere is this more apparent than the meat industry. A combination of disease scares, fear of genetic modification and concerns over animal welfare have made consumers a lot more conscious about what they are putting into …

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Apr 21

Recipes Slow Grilled Ribs with Spice Rub

Grilled ribs are one of the most popular foods for those summer barbeque’s, whether they are spiced or laden with sauce, everyone can appreciate a good rack. The secret to cooking good, tender ribs is control of the cooking temperature. Pork ribs must be cooked completely and when grilling this requires a little more attention …

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