Mar 30, 2010, 10:11 AM
Post #4 of 11
Trichinosis comes from eating raw or undercooked pork meat. It's not caused by eating non-disinfected strawberries. In this instance, I believe that the 'accepted wisdom' in Chiapas is incorrect.
I never soak any berry--not strawberries, not raspberries, not blackberries. I also do not soak mushrooms. I buy all of these items at my neighborhood tianguis, where they are gorgeous, filled with flavor, and inexpensive. None of these things have caused me or anyone else who eats at my table to have a food-borne illness.
Obviously YMMV; the above is not a recommendation, it's just how I prepare food.
(This post was edited by esperanza on Mar 30, 2010, 11:19 AM)