Three California-based Foster Farms chicken processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 278 people in 17 states will remain open after company officials said they would make changes to their operations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.
Everyone from chefs to health experts to the first lady has touted eating locally grown food, praising it for its freshness because it doesn't have to travel far to get to consumers.
Just about every cookbook icon, from Julia Child to Martha Stewart to the Joy of Cooking's Rombauer sisters, has told us to rinse off our raw chicken before preparing it.
It's a bit unsettling to note the possible demise of yet another familiar face that boomers grew up with. And it doesn't make it any easier that he's actually been dead for more than 30 years.
My neighbor Richard Scammell is a wonderful cook. Cooking is Richard's hobby, but when it comes to food preparation, Richard is a highly skilled and well-educated professional. (He's even traveled to Europe to take cooking classes.)
Last year was an economic disaster for the poultry business, but this year there's a new dark knight to the rescue: Soaring sales of the previously ignored dark meat parts -- thighs and drumsticks.
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