10 Things We Learned About Health & Safety in the Kitchen

The Kitchn's Best of 2013

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When we usually think of "health" in terms of food, we think of nutrition – what we can eat that won't make us tired of gain weight, what vitamins a certain vegetable has, etc. There is, however, another essential "health" involved in your kitchen that needs a little more attention. From why you shouldn't wash your chicken, to why bagged lettuce is kind of a bummer, these 10 important lessons highlight health and safety in your kitchen.

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2013 roundup!

From December 21 through January 3 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. We'll also share guest posts, special holiday features, and a sparkling Winter Glam Cocktail Party, the final installment in our2013 Gatherings from The Kitchn. Happy Holidays!

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Ariel is the Engagement Editor for The Kitchn, where she writes fun things and manages social media. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York. She lives in Brooklyn.