This week I had the pleasure of talking with my friend Martie Duncan on Twitter where we discussed food safety tips for this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Martie is known both for her blog MartieKnowsParties.com and for being a finalist in Season 8 of Food Network Star. She is also known for her affordable ideas for easy entertaining which I love to look through before getting ready for a family gathering myself.
This year Martie is partnering with the USDA, FDA, CDC and the Ad Council’s Food Safe Families campaign to make sure that readers are paying attention to food safety. As Martie says, “Everybody loses when food becomes unsafe.”
In the video clip below, Martie shares several recipes as listed below as she discusses the FOUR key steps in food safety: clean, separate, cook and chill. Martie reminds viewers to CLEAN your hands, ingredients, work surfaces and kitchen tools before working with foods; SEPARATE raw meats from other ingredients and have separate plates for different dishes; COOK food to the correct temperature; and, CHILL leftovers since food should not sit out for more than two hours.
You will also learn about Martie’s 40-140 rule:
Keep Cold Foods chilled at 40 degrees Farenheit or lower.
Keep Hot Foods warmed to 140 degrees Farenheit or higher.
For more food safety tips, head over to FoodSafety.gov. For food related questions, you can also call the USDA’s meat and poultry hotline at 1-888-MPHOTLINE open 10 am – 4 pm EST Monday-Friday.
Super Bowl Cooking with Martie Duncan