Have you ever made someone sick?
I'm curious. Nowadays there is so much going on about food safety, and I can't help but wonder if anyone here ever has?
I've been cooking for 30 years, give or take, and my mom has for, well, all eternity. My grandmothers were both pretty bad cooks, according to everyone, but I don't think they ever made someone sick. And they all had food practices that would apall us today.
The only people who have ever sickened because of my food were those who I told to avoid foods on the table that I pointed out as something they should not eat. That is to say, I tell someone I know is lactose intolerant not to eat the friggin' cheese, told my mom not to eat that dish because there were seeds in it, etc; and in each case had provided tons of other stuff equally as delicious for them to eat.
My mom never poisoned someone, even though she used to stuff the turkey the night before (something I'd never do in a million years). I go out of my way to be more sanitary, but I sometimes wonder if I'm being silly.
Are we paranoid? How many of you have actually made someone sick because of bad practices?