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What scientific evidence there is that keeping cooked meat at room temperature is unsafe past two hours?

Picking one of many bacteria with heat-resistant spores: Prevalence of B. cereus in meat: https://bmcmicrobiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12866-024-03204-9 Heat resistance of B. cereus spores ...
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When do you know your "done" cleaning a very dirty grill (was not used for about 7 months)

Rinse all the soap, baking soda, etcetera residue off. Light it. Close the lid. (Empty grill, no food, just grates and high flame.) If it has a thermometer, let it get to 350°F / 175°C or more. If not,...
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Is my fresh Rosemary still good?

You now have dried rosemary, while different from fresh, perfectly fine to use.
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Will toasting sprouted bread destroy harmful bacteria like e-coli?

The sprouts are in bread. That is baked. The internal temperatures of baked bread are well above what it takes to kill e.coli so unless you are adding new populations, there isn't any in your baked ...
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Is there any significance to great northern beans being wrinkled before soaking?

While there are a few beans that have a wrinkly appearance when dried (such as some varieties of giant beans), great northern aren't one of those. The only reason I can think of that they would have ...
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How much dried woodruff in vinegar?

There is no practically useful way of answering your question. There is indeed a defined food safety limit for use of coumarin: 5 mg per kg food (source, in German). But since you just picked some ...
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When do you know your "done" cleaning a very dirty grill (was not used for about 7 months)

One thing to be extremely cautious of when cleaning a grill is wires coming off a wire brush -- use a nylon brush or a ball of aluminium foil. source: https://x.com/USCPSC/status/1520139268227833856
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Is my fresh Rosemary still good?

Dry is okay but not ideal. I can definitely taste a difference between fresh and less fresh rosemary. Though I'd be perfectly fine throwing the later in a stew or sizzling in some olive oil, even ...
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Will toasting sprouted bread destroy harmful bacteria like e-coli?

Bread made with sprouted grains does not actually have sprouts in it. The grain is sprouted, dried, then milled into flour. That sprouted grain flour is then used in the bread recipe. Baking the ...
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Do plastic cutting boards harbor more bacteria than wood boards?

Bacteria inoculated onto Plastic blocks were readily recovered for minutes to hours and would multiply if held overnight. Recoveries from wooden blocks were generally less than those from plastic ...
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