I happily eat raw-milk cheese. I’ll dive into steak tartar without any fear. And heck, I drink horse milk like it’s going out of style.
(Actually, if someone could tell me that drinking horse milk never was in style, that’d be great, so I can stop drinking it…)
But I have a confession to make: I wash melons in soap and water.
Even though I usually buy Charentais or Cavaillon melons that are grown in France, there have been too many large-scale recalls of melons in the states, and probably elsewhere, so I started washing melons a few years ago.
It’s a simple step that supposedly removes any harmful bacteria, and probably few pesticides as well, which gets dragged through the fruit once you slice through the rind.
Am I being paranoid?
Does anyone else routinely do this?