If you follow USDA recommendations 100% you will be 100% safe and doomed to terrible steaks and lamb chops. And in its effort to make one set of easy to understand rules, the government has oversimplified.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer season, grilling season, bikini season and no-cook summer recipes! If you're slaving away in the kitchen or standing at a grill all day, you're not enjoying the party, so what's the point?
It turns out that Char Siu, even though it sounds like charcoal, is not barbecued, grilled, or smoked. It is roasted in a special oven, usually gas fired. And most of the time it gets its ruddy tone from red food coloring. Sigh.