TIP OF THE DAY: Grill Safety

Grill up a storm, but avoid charring the food. Stainless steel grill basket from SurLaTable.com. Practice safe grilling: don’t char your meat and veggies. Charring does create carcinogens: PhIPs, HCAs and PAHs. Learn what these compounds are and why you should keep them out of your food. And check out 12 other tips for grill…
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PRODUCT: Looftlighter, Light My Fire

It may look like a hair curling wand, but the Looftlighter, from Swedish inventor Richard Looft, solves the aggravation many grillers face when the burning wood or charcoal has the audacity to go out. Lighter fluid is one option to restart the flames, but it has the nasty habit of flavoring the food with petroleum.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Practice “Safe Meat”

You probably practice “safe meat” in the kitchen. You’ve heard for years how important it is not to use the same cutting boards, utensils and plates for other foods that you use when preparing raw poultry, pork and other raw meats. You know to avoid cross-contamination. But what happens when you leave the structure of…
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