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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