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Don't lick the bowl!

Discussion in 'Food Safety' started by Rings Я Us, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  2. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I'm sure I know about the risk of eating uncooked dough, but I'm 72 years old & I have been licking the bowl since I was old enough to stand up next to my Mom!
    And I still do it. It's one of those things that's hard to stop!
    I know it's wrong, but I still do it!
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  3. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    It's tradition! :p

    I thought the concerns were always raw eggs.. Now it's the flour also?
    Dang! Lol
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  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, in both my family and my wife's, some of our favorite memories are waiting for our respective mom's to finish with the mixer beaters so we could lick them clean. Mom always got the spatula and the bowl. Now my wife and I always leave just enough in the bowl to make spatula licking and beater cleaning a joy. Can't remember ever getting a stomach ache, but I sure can remember the smiles. It won't stop around here.
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  5. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Party Poopers...they'd probably bring a shotgun to a pinata fiesta...
  6. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Lol.. :D
  7. scubohuntr

    scubohuntr Fire Starter

    No, this bunch would just take all the sticks away. The piñata can only be opened by an adult with safety scissors, then throw away all the candy because it hasn't been inspected.
  8. In my family we got the beaters or lick the bowl as long as there were no raw eggs. Never got sick from it.
  9. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL---Raw Eggs??
    I used to eat a few a day.
    Arnold used to eat about a Dozen a day!!:eek:

  10. JckDanls 07

    JckDanls 07 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    but don't muscle heads (body builders) drink raw eggs for the protein ??
  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yup---In the days before all these powerful Supplements they have today.

  12. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    If that's how I'm going to die, it was meant to be.
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As a kid we played in mud and streams, wrestled and played tackle football in shorts and a t-shirt. We ate the PBJ sammies with dirty hands in the summer and Egg Salad that sat in your lunchbox in the classroom closet from 7 till Noon. We tasted Raw Meatloaf and Meatball mix for seasoning, ate thousands of Over Easy and Soft Boiled eggs, tasted and played with Bread and Pasta Dough and always LICKED THE BOWL from cake batter. When one family got Chicken Pox, the neighborhood mom's sent all the kids to the Sick house to play, get infected and be done with it. No one was allergic to Nuts, Gluten or Eggs. Other than the Common Cold we never got sick. Same went for my kids, now in their 20's...

    The human body is designed to build immunity to a bug it comes in contact with, in small harmless doses, so when they contact a sufficient dose to cause illness the immune system is ready to beat the bugs back with antibodies. If you never contact bacteria to build immunity in small doses, like Licking the Bowl, eating a Med/Rare Hamburger or Runny Egg, now puts you or your kids in the hospital!
    We are now vaccinated for 5 different strains of Flu. Mumps, Measles and other diseases that We were vaccinated for before we were 5 and was unheard of the last 40 years, are making a huge comeback because " modern educated moms " refuse to get their kids vaccinated because it " might " cause Autism according to a few Hollywood Celebs that said so!

    For me... I'll have the Steak Tare Tare and put an extra Raw Egg Yolk on top...I'm feeling SASSY!;)...JJ
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  14. biteme7951

    biteme7951 Smoking Fanatic

    My mom always let us lick the beaters, and if were especially good that day she would turn the mixer off!:p

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  15. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chef JJ brings back some fond memories. I remember always sampling the seasoned ground beef before shaping it into patties for the grill. Probably one of the first cooking skills I learned. Mom did it. Dad did it. The neighbors did it. That's just how it was done. When I started grilling I knew when I had it just right. Ground beef, raw eggs, seasonings, and my taste buds. I'm surprised I'm still alive. I don't do that anymore, but beater licking and cookie dough tasting, raw eggs or not, will never stop.
  16. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    As a kid, licking the beaters & bowl clean... that was the best part! My kids try to wait patiently to do this as well! It's just like a fam tradition & a tasty one at that. Even though I'm just a kid at heart now, I still have to lick a beater clean once in a while!

    Chef JJ jogged my memory as when I was growing up, before all this stuff was a NoNo... I remember at my grandparents house when we were having hamburgers (locally grown & processed) my Grandpa, Uncles & I would take some saltine crackers, put bout a teaspoon worth of raw, yep raw hamburger on the saltine.. top off with a shake or two of CBP & garlic powder, then chow down... I loved that! My Grandma would get after us, saying to leave some for the hamburgers! LOL.
  17. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm afraid this is what we are getting for our kolledge Edjimacations.
    And Globalisation of our food sources.
    I suppose it was inevitable. The Population blew up to ~ 7 Billion today, from 1 B in 1900.
    Got to feed all of them.

    In order to keep us from eating raw foodstuffs, we were told we'd get worms. But we did lick beaters, and clean mixer bowls with our bare tongues. :eek:

    Do we really know where it comes from? Or what it was treated with?
    Sigh, I just shut up and eat it. Maybe I'll wake up alive tomorrow.
    What doesn't kill me, makes me smell like it did. :)
  18. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL----Reminds me of an Old Hunting Buddy of mine.
    He said he has to put extra Deerburger in his packages, because his wife eats half of it raw while she's making the Patties!!

  19. Rings Я Us

    Rings Я Us Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    mmm... steak tartare .