This Housewife is banned from my kitchen; washing chicken is a cross-contamination risk

I don’t watch any of the Real Housewives of Whereverland, but Amy does.

I don’t know the characters; I don’t care. But I like a good food safety yarn.

Lisa of The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, says, “I’ve sold thousands of chicken dinners in my restaurant so I’m perfectly qualified to teach Adrienne how to cook a chicken. I mean, it’s not rocket science.”

Lisa and Adrienne wear gloves, spread bacteria everywhere, wash the bird, and then remove their gloves to stuff the birds with herbs and stuff.

Lisa is amazed that Adrienne wants to wash her chicken with soap.

I’m amazed Lisa the restaurant owner wants to wash the bird.

Most government agencies now advise against washing chickens, but decades will pass before bad culture catches up.

As a spokesthingy from the U.K. Food Standards Agency said a while ago,

”Washing raw poultry is a common kitchen mistake, and it simply isn’t necessary. … By washing your raw bird, you’re actually more likely to spread the germs around the kitchen than get rid of them.”