Stephanie Anderson

Timing is everything.

Stephanie Anderson
and by timing I mean temperature. If you do not own a working meat thermometer go get one NOW. Before you shower. Yes it's that important. Sure it helps novice cooks attain perfect medium rare when you can't tell by touch. More importantly it tells you when food borne bacteria is safely cooked out of your food.

If you've never suffered salmonella you're very fortunate. I had the displeasure of getting it from a wing joint. Years later I haven't decided if they should know better when all they do is chicken or if it's more probable when there is so much cooked and raw chicken in the same kitchen?

This article will push you if my prodding doesn't.