I did not create this idea, nor will take credit (unlike lawyers, the credit belongs to Michele and Josh, just like the barfblog name belongs to Christian) but will run with it, using the barfblog forum.
As we say in therapy, everyone has problems, especially the ones who think they don’t.
So rather than say food safety is simple, we’ve always said it’s hard.
And to show we’re all human, we professionals should confess to our failings (and like therapy, no last names will be used and establishing relationships is discouraged, and no physical contact with the counselliors).
I’ll start, e-mail yours to me or Chapman and we’ll get it posted.
I got religious about using a tip-sensitive digital thermometer for cooking about 2000, in the same way a reformed cigarette smoker is against cigs.
I didn’t like the religion. But there were times I was grilling and didn’t have a thermometer.
Usually I just cooked the shit (literally) out of it.
But I know there were occasions where I undercooked stuff, because of time and drunk pressures.
I also know I have left stock on the counter for days, creating a wonderful colony of Staph. Usually I throw it out, but not always, because I’m still a struggling grad student at heart, and would never turn down anything that was free.
Look forward to hearing from youse.