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    Serving Foods Safely

    Serving Foods Safely
    The potential to transmit food-borne illness does not end when the food leaves the kitchen. Restaurant servers should also be instructed in good hygiene and safe food-handling practices. Hands should be properly washed after using the restroom, eating, smoking, touching one’s face or hair, and handling money, dirty dishes, or soiled table linens. When setting tables, never touch the parts of ...
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    (Mortar and) Pesto, Three Ways

    (Mortar and) Pesto, Three Ways
    This spring, I worked as an organic gardening teacher at a Houston public school. It was at once inspirational and terrifying, as most new experiences are. My sister, who has been assisting at a summer camp, recently theorized that children grow up by sucking the life out of everything around them. A haunting way to consider one’s youth, though probably true: ...
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    The Ultimate Guide to Food Safety

    The Ultimate Guide to Food Safety
    Foods can serve as carriers for many different illnesses. Use this guide, provided to Chef's Blade by The Culinary Institute of America, to learn everything you need to know about food safety. 1. Introduction 2. Food Pathogens 3. :/training/articles/229-regulations-inspection-and-certification
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    Regulations, Inspection, and Certification

    Regulations, Inspection, and Certification
    Federal, state, and local government regulations work to ensure the wholesomeness of the food that reaches the public. Any new foodservice business should contact the local health department well in advance of opening, to ascertain the necessary legal requirements. Some states and local jurisdictions offer sanitation certification programs. Regulations and testing vary from area to area. Certification is often available through ...
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    Smoking Hot Chilies

    Smoking Hot Chilies
    I am sure that all of you have read about various chiles; be they fresh or dried. There are marvelous books out on the fiery subjects. This article is about one of the most common of the chilies: the Jalapeno Chile Pepper. This chile is used fresh in salsas, vinaigrettes, marinades, sauces, even stuffed and fried or eaten raw as a ...
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    How to Roast Garlic

    How to Roast Garlic
    If you ask me, garlic is one of the great sources of joy in the universe; second only to the obligatory things like being a mom, being kind to others, a warm summer’s breeze and all that jazz. But when my five-year-old is tap dancing on my last nerve (as I’m told five-year-olds are wont to do), I’d be tempted to ...
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