Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FDA figures out what we already knew

Where's my pork chop!?
The FDA has announced that it is now safe to eat pork that is cooked to a temperature of 145 degrees. They previously recommended incinerating it up to160 degrees. They state that if the pork is a little pink that it is okay to eat. If you try to eat a pork chop that is totally white, good luck! It will chew and taste like shoe leather.

Anyone who's ever spent any amount of time at all cooking pork already new this, and we were becoming extremely tired of being berated that our meat was not cooked. The fear of everything that pervades this country is infuriating. I cannot remember how many times I've served perfectly grilled meat off of the grill only to have some idiot complain that it wasn't burnt to a cinder. Now that someone from the FDA has apparently read Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, perhaps we can now begin to enjoy some moist, succulent pork chops for a change!

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