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State & Union: Fire Prevention Month cooking safety tips | News

While marking Fire Prevention Month in October, Olean City Fire Chief Tim Richardson is sharing tips on safety and awareness. Today he offers some home cooking safety tips.

  • Be on alert. If you are sleepy or have consumed alcohol, don’t use the stove or stovetop.
  • Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling, boiling, or broiling food.
  • If you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, remain in the kitchen while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
  • Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stovetop.

If you have a cooking fire:

  • Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.
  • Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.
  • If you try to fight the fire, be
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Get Tips for Preparing Tasty Meals

Discover the tricks the experts use to prepare tasty and nutritious meals.

By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic – Feature

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD

A nutritious meal does not have to be tasteless. Learning the cooking tricks of the experts can turn anyone into a healthy cook. The secret is understanding which foods to choose, and knowing a variety of ways to prepare them.

The secret to cooking healthier meals is figuring out where to skim fat and calories, so you can lighten up a recipe without skimping on flavor. And cooking healthy doesn’t have to mean cooking from scratch. You can start with convenience foods and add a few healthy ingredients for healthful “halfway homemade” meals.

To make sure your meals are chock-full of healthy vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting antioxidants, choose the most nutrient-rich foods (such as deeply colored fruits and vegetables) as

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Cooking tips from history that work just as well today










Cooking tips from history that work just as well today












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Toi Degree: Tips to remember for National Food Safety Month – Salisbury Post

September is National Food Safety Month. Learn how to take steps to prevent food poisoning by following four core practices that will ensure you are keeping your food safe. Here you can learn more about how to clean, separate, cook and chill food to reduce your risk of illnesses.

 Clean: Wash hands and surfaces often.

Bacteria can be spread throughout the kitchen and get onto hands, cutting boards, utensils, countertops and food. Always use food safety practices:

• Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food and after using the bathroom, changing diapers, and handling pets.

• Wash your cutting boards, dishes, utensils, and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you go on to the next food.

• Consider using paper towels to clean up kitchen surfaces. If you use cloth towels, wash them

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