It's my understanding that heavily cooked/charred meat has some health detriments (debatable). I was wondering if chatred plant products had any I'll effects. Roasted some sweet potatoes tonight and they were blackened pretty good. They had that... (more)
I recently purchased a cast iron set and have love cooking with it. However, whenever I look up recipes/instructions on how to cook up a steak or something, it always says to cook on high heat.I like to cook on medium to low heat to prevent... (more)
Okay, I got this book http://www.amazon.com/Rheumatoid-Arthritis-Infection-Connection-Targeting/dp/0961726865/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top And I was skimming around when I came to the section on foods to avoid. Direct quote: "Pickles, Anchovies,... (more)
Most beef jerky recipes I come across call for liquid smoke. Anyone have any thoughts on whether liquid smoke is safe to eat? It seems to me that it might be a mild carcinogen, but probably not any more dangerous than grilling some meat. Does... (more)
I looked at a couple and the two that are literally "smoke" only without any other additives are Lazy Kettle: smoke is captured and run thru distilled water, filtered, bottled. Smoke in a bottle, nothing else. Wrights: smoke is collected in a... (more)
So supposedly grilled meat isn't all that great for you because the burned part is carcinogenic. Is the same thing true with grilled vegetables? I LOVE grilling zucchini and eggplant, etc, and my favorite part is the black part.
I just read this in Harold McGee's book "Keys to Good Cooking". Does anyone know any more about this and would like to comment on the accuracy of this claim?
In light of the new advice to 'let our skins be exposed to sunshine' (for the Vitamin D it gives us), but also taking into account the increased risks we then have of skin cancer and the carcinogenic chemicals in sunscreens (when we do use them),... (more)