Why Use a Thermapen Thermometer?

Why Use a Thermapen Thermometer?

There are a number of reasons why the use of a Thermometer during cooking is not only a good idea but good, sensible practice. Cooking to a temperature that kills harmful bacteria is fairly obvious. There are thousands of food poisoning cases each year, involving 

Traceable Temperatures

Traceable Temperatures

A thermometer without traceable calibration to National Standards is like a Clock without the Pips. Does a thermometer being used at John O’Groats agree with one being used at Land’s End? We all buy thermometers without calibration and assume that the manufacturer has been conscientious 

Are Rare Burgers Safe To Eat?

Are Rare Burgers Safe To Eat?

  For many years Rare Burgers have been the subject of much debate.  Is colour a good indicator?  What contamination risks are there?  Are rare burgers safe to eat? The main cause of controversy is the fact that burgers are minced and during burger manufacture 

Bed Bugs & Breakfast Belly?

Bed Bugs & Breakfast Belly?

  Bed & Breakfast is fast becoming the most popular way to enjoy the most relaxed way of seeing this wonderful country of ours. Yet many do not appreciate the hidden dangers that are associated with providing accommodation.   Temperature monitoring and control can make 

Beat The BBQ Food Bugs This Summer!

Beat The BBQ Food Bugs This Summer!

To kill the pathogens that can cause food poisoning, foods need to be cooked to a high enough temperature, and either to be kept hot until served for eating, or to be rapidly cooled and refrigerated. This is because, although thorough cooking kills most bacteria, 

The Secret to the Perfect Christmas Pudding

The Secret to the Perfect Christmas Pudding

According to experts, the secret to Christmas Pudding perfection is to heat it to precisely 71°C. If it gets hotter than 89°C the sugar within the fruits in the pudding start to caramelise and no matter how luxurious its ingredients, your precious pud will taste bitter. 

Nick Nairn’s Christmas Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings

Nick Nairn’s Christmas Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings

  Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings Serves 10 5-6kg turkey olive oil for basting sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 orange 4-5 sprigs of thyme 500g Brussels sprouts 1 kg parsnips 50ml olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1.5kg