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Where can I buy a food thermometer (in walking distance from work)?

Is there any place in a residential neighborhood I'm likely to be able to pick up a food thermometer? There are two small drugstores, a small 99-cent/home goods store, and a big organic grocery. I need this by 1:00 today so I have to run out on my lunch break and see if I can find anything, but I don't want to skip my lunch to go running around to half a dozen different places if none of them are likely to have one.
posted by Jeanne on Jun 27, 2014 - 6 answers

Can I Eat It Filter: fresh mozzarella

Please help me not poison myself and my boyfriend tonight at dinner. I've checked the other fresh-mozzarella AskMes and they all seem to pertain to mozzarella left out for long periods of time. (The Google Machine renders similar results, or otherwise different circumstances.) Cheesemongers of MeFi: Can I Eat It? [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Jun 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Chicken Phobic

I have taken the fear of salmonella to new levels. Explain to me how to cook and store chicken please! [more inside]
posted by amycup on Mar 26, 2013 - 21 answers

Food-Grade Spikenard Oil

Is spikenard inherently unsafe for human consumption? If not, where can I get some food-grade spikenard oil? If so, what is the closest equivalent spice?
posted by jedicus on Jan 18, 2013 - 5 answers

zombie chicken

I moved a frozen whole chicken from the freezer to the fridge on Saturday morning. It's Tuesday -- can I cook it for dinner, or do I need to chuck it? [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Apr 24, 2012 - 17 answers

Ham of unknown origin

I have been given a whole ham with no label, description, or instructions. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by mkdg on Jan 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Stinky Shiitakes

Pungent shiitakes from a Korean market. Are they okay? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Sep 30, 2011 - 5 answers

What's the most efficient way to clean produce when the water isn't safe?

What is the most efficient and effective way to wash produce when my tap water is unsafe (microbes/heavy metals)? I live in China, and cook a lot. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Jul 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Will this dressing be safe at room temperature?

Why would bottled dressing with these ingredients need to be refrigerated before opening? Is it a safety issue or a quality issue? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

Can I eat it? (I did.) Breakfast of expired ham and not green eggs.

Will I regret having eaten expired canadian bacon? What's the worst thing that could happen? I think I'm experiencing phantom food poisoning symptoms, help! [more inside]
posted by loquat on May 24, 2011 - 14 answers

The jar also advises, "Examine oysters for pearls"

Can I eat it, oyster edition: I left a jar of fresh yearling oysters at room temperature while I went snowboarding. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Apr 3, 2011 - 32 answers

Can this Minestrone be Saved?

Can I Eat It: Part 7,934 in an ongoing series. In a fit of industriousness, I made Cannellini Minestrone this morning! I put part of it in a container for my lunch, and part of it in a container to store in the fridge. I realized once I got to work, however, that the container to store never made it to the fridge, and is still sitting on the counter in my apartment. The soup was made at 8am, and I won't be getting home until 8pm. Can anything be done to salvage the soup into something edible, or at least usable?
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 16, 2011 - 27 answers

It just sits there on the bench for hours...

My girlfriend thinks it's bad to put hot or warm food in the fridge without letting it cool to room temperature first. Something something bacteria something something. I think she's stupid. I also think she's wrong. Is she?
posted by doublehappy on Jan 18, 2011 - 20 answers

Pizza Stones: Rip off? Quarry stones: Safe?

Are unglazed quarry tiles safe for use in an oven? [more inside]
posted by sonic meat machine on Nov 14, 2010 - 20 answers

Cans and aluminum in fridge: safe?

I used to live in a co-op, and our kitchen managers always stressed not putting cans or aluminum in the fridge. They said that it could cause botulism to grow. Fact or fiction? [more inside]
posted by archagon on Sep 22, 2010 - 29 answers

I hope three trays of chicken parm wasn't wasted

Food safety-filter. Was this cooked, frozen chicken breast mishandled, or am I giving in to my own hypersensitive food safety guidelines? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 24, 2010 - 17 answers

Are semi-frozen foods in grocery stores safe?

Should I be concerned about frozen prepared foods that don't seem all that frozen in the grocery store? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Mar 30, 2010 - 5 answers

How long can I safely keep steamed chicken wings in the refrigerator before baking them?

How long can I safely keep steamed chicken wings in the refrigerator before baking them? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Nov 28, 2009 - 4 answers

Is it safe to cook meat very briefly then re-refrigerate it for 24 hours?

FoodSafetyFilter: Making duck confit. Threw a few legs into the 200 degree melted fat then realized I didn't have enough fat to cover them all completely. Panicked for 3 or 4 minutes, realized it's too late to go out and buy more fat, then decided my only option (aside from chucking $40 worth of meat) was to pull the legs out, blot them with paper towels, and throw them back in the fridge until tomorrow when I can get more fat. Question: Am I going to kill myself and all of my dinner guests with some horrible foodborne bacteria? [more inside]
posted by hypocritical ross on Mar 9, 2009 - 6 answers

Should I Eat The Cheese? (Slight variation on past questions)

I have some Spanish 'Queso Tetilla' cheese (a soft cheese completely surrounded by a hard rind). It's about a month old and got taken in a suitcase from Barcelona to the UK for about 16 hours - apart from that, it's been in the fridge the whole time. There are a couple of spots of blue mould on the rind, and a soft patch where a sticker was (through cellophane), but having cut into it the inside seems OK. Should I Eat It? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Nov 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Is my Muffaletta mix safe to eat?

Can-I-Eat-This-filter: Is this jar of Muffaletta olive salad mix safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by melorama on May 11, 2008 - 24 answers

Is it good?

How long can chicken be frozen and remain good (as in not dangerous) to eat? Thanks
posted by Snyder on Jan 27, 2008 - 11 answers

Could what I don't know, kill me?

Frozen food fiasco filter. My freezer was off for 48 hours. It was not opened during this time. Which items are still safe? [more inside]
posted by Framer on Feb 14, 2006 - 19 answers

Where can I learn more about the dangers of harmful bacteria in poultry?

Where can I learn more about the dangers of harmful bacteria in all kinds of poultry? [more inside]
posted by rorycberger on Dec 2, 2005 - 12 answers

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