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Pumpkin Pie on the Plane and Other Holiday Questions

Posted on 11/16/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWill airport security let me bring my pie as a carry-on? Can I cook a frozen turkey? Does deep-frying a bird really work? You have holiday questions, we have answers. What food can I take as a carry-on? According to the Transportation Security Administration’s website, these foods are classified as potential threats: cranberry sauce, creamy dips and spreads, gravies, jams, jellies, maple syrup, oils, vinegars, salad dressing, salsa, sauces and soups. The answer to the season’s No. 1 one travel question — …

Thaw A Turkey in the Dryer? Try Some Safer Methods

Posted on 11/21/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthUnder the heading “Don’t Try This At Home,” comes this photo of actress Zooey Deschanel, star of the new Fox TV sitcom “New Girl,” trying unsuccessfully to defrost a Thanksgiving turkey in the dryer on a recent episode. Obviously, her character is meant to be clueless, but thawing that gigantic poultry cannonball in time to cook it for the holiday feast is a common problem — and a potential source of food-borne illness. Because most of us only have to …