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1,207 - Gauging the Doneness of Meat

May 13th, 2016

Episode 398 of 489 episodes

I’ll cook you some meat, if you tell me how you’d like it cooked. Learn how in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:50 Explanations: 3:51 Fast dialog: 15:01 Chris: How do you like your steak? Ruth: Well done. I don’t like any pink showing and I don’t mind if it’s a little charred. Chris: I’ll cook it the way you want it, but it’ll be dry and tough. Ruth: Yes, but a longer cooking time kills foodborne illnesses. I don’t want to eat anything that’s undercooked. Chris: It doesn’t have to be burnt to be safe to eat. It’s easy to gauge when meat is done. How about if I brown each side to seal in the juices and then cook it to medium doneness? Ruth: No, I don’t want to take any chances. I’d rather the steak is overcooked than undercooked. Are you going to eat that? Chris: Yes, I like my steak juicy. Ruth: But that’s raw! Chris: No, it’s cooked rare, not raw. I’ll cut into it so you can see that it’s cooked. Ruth: It’s oozing red! That is definitely not cooked. Chris: I’ll prove it to you. I’ll eat this piece and live to tell about it. Ruth: Don’t put that in your mouth! You’re risking your health. Chris: I think I’ll survive. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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