I’m in crisis mode getting ready for my butcher shop reconnaissance trip/honeymoon – 3 days and counting, try not to miss me too much – it’s funny how something you plan all year for can suddenly sneak up on you. Last weekend I was visiting my parents (happy birthday mom!) to drop off our dog that they’ll be watching while we’re gone (sorry mom!). The great thing about my parents is that they still get Reader’s Digest. The great thing about Reader’s Digest is that it apparently still espouses complete bullshit regarding food safety.
You don’t have to follow that link, and it’s probably better if you don’t give them the ad revenue (and really like half that website is ads). Basically they rank different meats in terms of their relative “safety” from food borne illnesses. Given that Reader’s Digest is essentially bathroom reading anyway I’m probably the only person who would actually take it seriously, but since I’m grumpy about most everything I feel the need to have a bit of a talk about it. I can’t quite figure out what I disagree with more, their findings or their general premise.