Caring For Your Wooden Cutting Board

Researchers have found that bacteria have a tougher time surviving on wood cutting boards. However, plastic cutting boards are less porous than wood, making it less likely to harbor bacteria over a long period of time, but only if it is immediately cleaned. Here are a few tips to caring for your cutting board.1. It is best to apply the oil slightly warm and with

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10 Deadly Bacteria That Can Get In Your Food (And How To Stop Them From Getting There)

Thousands of types of bacteria are naturally present in our environment. Not all bacteria cause disease in humans (for example, some bacteria are used beneficially in making cheese and yogurt). However, the prime causes of food-borne illness include parasites, viruses, and bacteria such as:1. E. coli O157:H72. Campylobacter jejuni3. Salmonella4. Staphylococcus aureus5. Listeria monocytogenes6. Clostridium perfringens7. Vibrio parahaemolyticus8. Vibrio vulnificus9. Hepatitis A virus, and10. Norwalk

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Herbs and Spices – the Essence of Flavor

Going beyond the herb marriages In any number of cookbooks and recipes you will find advice on which herbs go with what.  While there certainly are marriages that are tried and tested, such as tomatoes and basil or lamb and rosemary, the reality is that the use of herbs is every bit as much a matter of personal taste as any other aspect of cooking.

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Cooking Filet Mignon

Touch-method of checking temp Filet mignon is French, of course, with filet meaning “thick slice” and mignon meaning “dainty.” Filet mignon comes from the small end of the tenderloin (called the short loin) which is found on the back rib cage of the animal. This area of the animal is not weight-bearing, thus the connective tissue is not toughened by exercise resulting in extremely tender

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6 Steps to Grill the Perfect Steak

There’s nothing better than a nicely grilled juicy steak. How can I  duplicate that restaurant, expensive, juicy, melt-in-your mouth, perfectly grilled steak? Learn  how to grill steak perfectly following the steps below: 1. The choice of meat is important!!! Just because the supermarket has labeled the steak “good for grilling” doesn’t mean that it is. Lean meat does not do well. You want a piece

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