Egypt’s prime minister, says ‘unclean’ breasts cause diarrhea

Egyptian Prime Minister and wannabe woman’s hockey fan, Hisham Kandil, said on TV that a persistent epidemic of diarrhea among young children is due to women’s “unclean” breasts.

According to a Huffington Post translation of the original video clip, the prime minister said he has seen children get diarrhea because mothers EGYPT-POLITICSare too ignorant to know to clean their breasts before breastfeeding their infants.

During his remarks, several of the meeting’s female attendees seemed uncomfortable, Al Arabiya’s English website notes.

Kandil received his doctorate degree in biological and agricultural engineering with a minor in water resources and worked at Egypt’s National Water Research Center (NWRC) for more than a decade.

Real-time turkey: using a thermometer to ensure safety

Color is a lousy indicator. So are those pop-up thingies that Michele wrote about last night. There was one on my bird that I was apparently supposed to insert. Or not. It  popped after 20 minutes. Useless.

Poultry should be cooked to an end-temperature of 165F or 74C, as measured by a tip-sensitive digital thermometer. The problem with 15-pound turkeys is that the breast was creeping up to 140-150F, while the stuffing and other parts were languishing at 120. Foil over the breast helps, but it’s always a problem; and why gravy was invented.

This isn’t perfect, and cross-contamination is always a concern, but I removed the two turkey breasts, ensured they were fully cooked, scooped out the stuffing and brought it to a safe temperature in the microwave. The remainder of the bird went back in the oven.

A delicious meal was had by all. To avoid problems with Clostridium perfringens, I took the remainder of the turkey apart within an hour, the good meat in the refrigerator, the rest into the stock pot – turkey stock is really one of the best parts of the (subsequent) meal.

Stick it in.