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Remember Food Safety This Memorial Day – Helpful Tips for Cookouts

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, it is time to shelve the coats and boots and dust off the grill. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) offers a few helpful tips to avoid unwelcome fooborne bacteria at your next cookout. “When you fire up the grill to… Continue Reading

Suzanne’s Grilled Portobello Pizzas

A few friends and I made this recipe one night when we were trying to find something to pair with a really earthy Pinotage.  Manchego cheese was a perfect finishing touch that night, but since then I’ve experimented with different toppings–sometimes using more traditional pizza toppings like pepperoni or sausage, other times filling the mushrooms… Continue Reading

Illnesses Associated with Church Barbeque

More than 40 people became ill following a barbecue fundraiser in South Carolina, and the state Department of Health and Environmental Control is now advising that any food purchased at the Sept. 16 and 17 event at York’s Grace Covenant Church should be thrown away. All of the people who became ill are reporting the… Continue Reading

Ready to Barbeque? Reduce Risk When Grilling

For many American families, Memorial Day marks the official opening of barbeque season. Although grilled meat is regarded as traditional American fare — and humans have been grilling food since fire was discovered — frequently eating grilled meats can increase the risk of certain types of cancers. While the risk is relative — it could… Continue Reading

Salmonella Forces Recall of Barbecue Pork

The Murphy House, a North Carolina processing plant for barbecue meats Wednesday issued its third recall for the year.  This time, the problem is Salmonella contamination in 4,920 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork barbecue products. Earlier in 2010, on Feb. 5 and April 29, the Louisburg processor recalled products that contained undeclared allergens.  Undeclared soy… Continue Reading

The Virtual Picnic: Helena’s Black Bean Burgers

It’s Memorial Day. A day set aside for Americans to honor the U.S. men and women who have died while serving in the Armed Forces. Because Memorial Day falls on the last Monday of May, it’s also considered the unofficial start-date for picnic and barbeque season. Many companies host picnics and potlucks for their employees… Continue Reading