May 02

How American Hot Dogs are Made Hot Dogs are not Made from Bad Parts of Animals

Remember that saying “Parts is parts”? It was in a television commercial a few years ago and it dealt with the question of what parts of meat go into the making of wieners, frankfurters and hot dogs. If you are reading this article then you are interested in the subject of “What is in hot …

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May 01

Camel Meat

Whether your camel dish is a success really depends on the state of the camel when it entered the abattoir. Stressed camels tend to result in tough meat that has an inferior taste. The very best camel comes from a relaxed beast. As many beasts are shot from the air during culling, it is wisest …

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Apr 30

Kobe Beef

Kobe beef is heralded as the most exclusive and best tasting beef in the world today.Why?Well,there are several factors that give this particular “brand” its prized distinction.First off,lets clear up some misconceptions of Kobe beef. Technically,there is no such thing as a “Kobe” cow.It is simply the point where it is shipped from other locations …

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Apr 29

Choosing and Preparing Chicken Safely

There are several things we should be aware of when choosing either whole chickens or such as chicken breasts, legs and thighs from supermarket shelves or anywhere else. The first thing we should be aware of are the descriptions “free range” and “organic,” and precisely what each means. Free range chickens are chickens which have …

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Apr 29

How to Casserole Chicken Legs or Roast them whole with Salt and Olive Oil

Chicken legs or drumsticks are perhaps the chicken pieces which give chicken wings the biggest run for their money in terms of popularity. A perfect finger food, chicken legs can be deep fried, shallow fried, barbecued or grilled. They can also be baked in the oven in one of two principal ways. The recipes below …

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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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