Cookbooks are popular. Cookbooks are instructional.
But they are woefully lacking information about a vital thing - food safety. An analysis of 1,497 recipes from 29 cookbooks
that appeared on the New York Times
best sellers list for food and diet books, all of which included handling raw animal ingredients, such as meat, poultry, seafood or eggs, didn't note food safety much at all.
Specifically, the researchers looked for three things:
* Did the recipe tell readers to cook the dish to a specific internal temperature?