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Welcome to the Kitchen

Is it time to cook? Not until the right tools are at hand and the kitchen is clean and safe! In this video, Mike Colameco, creator and host of PBS’s Colameco’s Food Show, illustrates smart cleaning and storage methods and their importance in cooking. Mike provides essential facts on food-borne illnesses, as well as the correct use of knives, food processors, and cutting boards. Explaining how easily food poisoning can occur, Mike shows how to set up and protect the cooking area, and reveals his techniques for safe chopping, cutting, slicing, dicing, and mincing. He also covers the use of processors and blenders for large food quantities, and discusses why more than one cutting board is usually needed. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Meridian Production. (23 minutes)

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Chef Mike Colameco describes areas of concern for preventing food borne illness when preparing meals at home. Healthy and safe kitchen practices require knowledge of proper food storage, handling, and preparation.