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Cookbooks in the Kitchen are a Potential Biohazard


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This isn't a problem for me. Whenever I'm cooking something more involved than, say, oatmeal, I take off all my clothes, apply antibacterial ointment over every square inch (square centimeter, if I'm not in the U.S.) of my body, and I'm good to go.

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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11 minutes ago, Alex said:

This isn't a problem for me. Whenever I'm cooking something more involved than, say, oatmeal, I take off all my clothes, apply antibacterial ointment over every square inch (square centimeter, if I'm not in the U.S.) of my body, and I'm good to go.

You too, eh?  I hope you also wash your mouth out with some alcohol like I do perhaps a couple of Negronis or something.  You just can't be too careful I say.

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10 minutes ago, Anna N said:

You too, eh?  I hope you also wash your mouth out with some alcohol like I do perhaps a couple of Negronis or something.  You just can't be too careful I say.

 

Oh, yes -- if I haven't already had it washed out, post-tirade, with Palmolive -- heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. I'm still on a roll with making margaritas from Rick Bayless's book.

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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I always have and use cookbooks in the kitchen. I have 46 year record of cooking almost every day that is spotless of food poisoning. *knocks wood*

 

When I was younger, I did splash some of my cookbooks (with who knows what now?). I still have and use some of those cookbooks, but I always keep them open on the shelf under the microwave that is far enough away from the prep and cooking area to be out of harm's way. It's still only a few steps away for referral.

 

My kitchen cookbooks will be pried from my cold dead hands! I'm pretty sure that the cause of death won't be attributed to food poisoning from said cookbooks. :)

 

Long sleeves, on the other hand, are a potential contamination hazard in the kitchen, and I never wear them. I can't even wash my hands properly without soaking the cuffs. How can I work with raw chicken in long sleeves safely? :S I was glad to see doctors getting a clue about this and also ties, that are another hazard, IMO. There are much worse dangers in the kitchen than cookbooks, I think.

 

 

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My cookbooks are stored in another area of the house.  What I do have is a four inch stack of 8x11" recipes piled in the corner of the counter.  The pile just keeps getting bigger and bigger.  I need to toss them and start over, I think.

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Perhaps I should put up this sign at the threshhold to our kitchen. It'll also help to keep meddlers out. ;)

 

However, I think I will actually get this one.

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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