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May 18, 2011

Rare hamburgers illegal in North Carolina

It's true but it's not news.

You cannot legally order a rare hamburger in North Carolina, but you haven't been able to since the mid 1990s, "when an outbreak of E. coli from Jack in the Box hamburgers called national attention to the potential dangers of under-cooked ground beef."

(AOL Weird News, via Food Safety News)

remember: the phrase "nanny state" is not allowed in D@L commenting, not because it's never accurate, but because it's annoying.



Posted by Richard Gorelick at 12:35 PM | | Comments (5)


l'etat d'au pair?


My Dad grew up on a cattle ranch, and his credo was always that your steak should never be more than medium rare, and your burger never less than medium well. People who complain about dry burgers need to use fattier meat.

Estado ninera?

My steak should be so rare that a skilled veteranarian should be able to bring it back to life.

Well, John Edwards, Duke Basketball and now no rare hamburgers....I guess that is three strikes against North Carolina.

I'd write them off all together; however, they have given the world the best BBQ (Let there be no talk of Kansas City, Memphis or God forbid Texas)

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

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