In Praise of Spiking your Eggnog
Can adding massive amounts of alcohol kill salmonella in eggs? This video from Science Friday (my favorite science audio podcast) is terrific. A little late for Christmas, but this is so interesting I thought I'd still post it for you. I recommend listening to the podcast for more fun science talk about the experiment.
I have never heard of eggnog being made at Thanksgiving and served at Christmas, but Nog expert and microbiologist Vince Fischetti agreed to run some tests in his lab at The Rockefeller University. The real problem with the recipe is finding room in the fridge for four weeks at that time of year. Too bad my kitchen doesn't a lab's walk-in cooler. Although maybe that's for the best, I would never be forced to clean out ancient leftovers.
Here's a link to the recipe.