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Q: I was vegetarian for 12 years, and vegan for the last 8 of those, but recently made the transition back to eating dairy, eggs, and meats. I'm excited about eating a variety of new-to-me foods, but I'm pretty clueless as to how to handle and cook them, meat in particular.

Are there any good resources on basic cooking and food safety when it comes to meat and other animal products?

Sent by Ashley

Editor: Here are a few posts that can help set you on your way!

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