Fire, cooking and food disposal safety tips for Thanksgiving 2021

Many people stayed home for Thanksgiving in 2020, but now families are getting ready to celebrate with one another this year. 

If you are planning to get together with family or friends, here are some tips to keep safe: 

Fire safety tips (from Port of Seattle): 

  • Stay in the kitchen while frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you have to leave the kitchen even for a few minutes, turn off the stove.
  • When cooking your turkey, check on it frequently and never leave the house.
  • Use a cooking timer to remind you when it’s time to turn off the stove or oven (or to switch the pans).
  • Keep flammable things, such as oven mitts, wooden
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Lala Ziemski | Tastemade

Chef Lala loves food! Cooking it, talking about it, traveling to get it, eating it…if there is one way to connect with people, it’s through food and that’s what she loves. Lala began cooking in Los Angeles and her style is rooted in seasonal & farmer’s market driven dishes. She believes when you have beautiful Ingredients, you don’t necessarily need to gussy the food up to make it taste amazing. Having learned this opening famed restaurant Gjelina in 2008, it has been her mantra ever since. Food can be simple. Food can be fun! And food should be delicious! Who says you need 35 ingredients, 4 different techniques, a complicated recipe and a foam? Beautifully plated and family style is her favorite way to present a dish. Her specialities range from Californian cuisine to Mediterranean, grilling slabs of meat to plant based meals and exploring the cuisines of places she
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If you’re looking for an air fryer, I’ve owned four. This is the one I recommend


My search for the perfect air fryer is now over. 

Screenshot by Dashia Starr/CNET

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift.

With Black Friday just a few days away, now’s the time to look for air fryers deals — especially if you’re thinking you’ll use one as you prepare your holiday meals. I can help you decide which one to get, because I have a long and sometimes bumpy history with them. I love the idea of a kitchen appliance that circulates hot air to cook food nice and crisp without all the oil you need for deep frying — and in a matter of minutes. But I had one problem. While most of the countertop appliances work the same, every air fryer I bought somehow managed to let

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Bobby Flay isn’t leaving Food Network after all

Bobby Flay is going to stay. 

The celebrity chef will re-sign with Food Network, according to Variety, following a report last month that Flay was prepared to leave his longtime employer when his contract ran out at the end of the year.

The exact terms of Flay’s new contract have not been released, but he is renewing his deal for another three years.

“I have an amazing family at Food Network and a great foundation. And I have a sizable library of food television here,” Flay told Variety. “I’m a lucky person. I grew up in a time when this country finally decided that food was important.”

The New York-born Flay, 56, has been with Food Network for 27 years, notably hosting the “Beat Bobby Flay” competitive cooking series, among other programming.

The restaurateur’s impending departure was reported in early October by Variety, which cited sources that said Food

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