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    CBS: A Question of Sourcing

    It's not quite the 2004 forged document scandal that ended Dan Rather's storied career at CBS but it does highlight an important issue about sourcing that many in the media overlook. This CBS story...

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    Beware the Misleading Mercury Machine

    Here's an interesting story that's bound to be distorted and eventually find its way into activist propaganda. It comes to us from South Carolina where the Herald reports that health officials there a...

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    Sushi tonight!

    It has been a loooong week, so I'm happy to report just a few simple words... Going out for sushi tonight! I'll let you know how it goes....

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    Healthy office foods

    Todays lunch was simply tuna mixed with olive oil, salt, and pepper on whole-grain bread. I actually keep a mini-pantry of food in the office, and 3 ounce cans of tuna are always on stock. One is ...

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    (Part III) Winston-Salem Journal Issues Correction, But the Damage Continues

    Our fight over the truth about tilapia continues. Earlier today, the Winston-Salem Journal issued a pair of corrections to the story they ran earlier this week that erroneously claimed NFI was orches...

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    When Is Seafood “Done?”

    Whole fish, larger fillets, or steaks may be checked for doneness with an instant-read thermometer. Remove them from the heat source as their internal temperature begins to approach 140 degrees to pro...

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    Thawing

    Seafood is extremely perishable. Quickly freezing it at the height of freshness (usually when it's still on the boat or shortly thereafter) is a successful way to keep the flavor and texture. When pur...

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    Steaming

    Steaming is a gentle, fat-free cooking method that keeps the natural moisture in foods. This method uses the steam from a simmering liquid (usually water, seafood broth, or wine) to transfer heat to, ...

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    Poaching

    Poaching is a moist heat method of cooking where food is submerged in a bath of flavorful liquid that's kept just below the boiling point (160 to 180 degrees). Seafood cooked using this technique wil...

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    Pan Searing

    Pan searing is a technique that works well for cooking fish steaks and thicker, shorter fillets of fish. If the fish has skin, score it on the skin side with a few vertical slashes. This will help the...

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    Microwaving

    Microwave ovens work by shaking up the water and fat in food, which in turn, makes heat. Covering food with microwave-safe plastic wrap or putting it in a microwave-safe, covered casserole dish locks...

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    Marinating

    Many fish and shellfish benefit from a quick soak in a marinade to boost flavor and help retain moisture. Even so, use care when choosing marinade ingredients and limit the seafood's time in the mari...

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    Grilling

    Grilling gives a smoky flavor and crisped texture to finfish and shellfish. It works best for meatier, firmer-fleshed finfish cut in to steaks or fillets with skin. However, flakier finfish, skinles...

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    Broiling

    Oven broiling adds a nutty, browned flavor and crisp texture to foods and is a quick and delicious way to cook many types of seafood. Fillets or steaks of finfish, large scallops or shrimp, and lobst...

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    Baking

    Baking surrounds food with even, dry heat and is an excellent method for cooking whole fish. Smaller, delicate pieces of fish do not respond as well to baking and require a coating of breadcrumbs, or...