What Makes a Good Recipe for Cooking Chicken and Doing Internet Marketing?

Courtesy of Freedigitalphoto.net by Sommai

Courtesy of Freedigitalphoto.net by Sommai

I know what you’re thinking: What does cooking chicken have to do with Internet Marketing? Apparently nothing! However, allow me to elaborate an interesting thought I had recently.

Do you enjoy cooking? It’s one of my favorite things to do in life. I think it can be very therapeutic. It’s like being in a totally new world where putting ingredients together, you can, like magic, create new things that are eatable and most of the time, quite enjoyable. How fun can that be!

Have you ever cooked a whole chicken or any kind of chicken? Do you do anything to it before you start cooking it? Well, my maternal grandma used to have a ritual when it came to cleaning a whole chicken. It almost looked like the bird was bathing, as she would sit it in the sink, soap it up, scrub it and then, rinse it. Then, she would prepare it with the necessary spices to roast it in the oven.

When I cooked a whole chicken for the first time, I had to decide whether I was going to do what my grandma used to or not. I thought, perhaps the soap wasn’t necessary after all because the heat of the oven can kill any bacteria on the bird. So, I just rinsed it well in running water and then, I squeezed some lemon on it to get some of the smell out and then, rinsed it again. Then, patted it dry, filled its cavity with some fresh garlic and onions, and spread some butter over it. It worked, it came out golden, tasty and juicy, and no one got sick from it.

I’ve been cooking my whole chicken or turkey basically the same way ever since. The other day, my husband was preparing some chicken to barbecue and I recommended that he wash the chicken pieces before marinating them which he did. Well, the following day, he found an article on the Internet that says you shouldn’t wash a raw bird before cooking it.

The article mentions that according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), washing raw poultry, beef, pork, lamb or veal before cooking could splash bacteria all over the sink, the counter area, and utensils. This could cause cross contamination, and consequently, lead to food poisoning.

Well, I imagine that my poor grandma and my mom would probably be horrified with this new way of cooking. I’m not quite sure of what I’m going to do in the future. I’m not too worried about the bacteria though, because you can’t really wash it off. It’s really the heat in the oven or the grill that is going to take care of it. What bugs me is the smell of the chicken and the turkey.  It seemed to me that the lemon and the water took care of it for me. If I can’t rinse raw poultry, how am I going to take care of its strange odor?

When it comes to cooking chicken, it doesn’t really matter how you get it done as long as it’s safe for you and your family, and it comes out delicious. Internet Marketing is the same way. It doesn’t matter which method you use to market a product online, as long as you can back it up. If it’s a product you believe in; if it works; and if it’s a valuable and honest way for any person to earn money, by all means let’s do it.

Living and learning, as they say. What is your practice when cooking poultry, or other kind of meat? Any idea on how to take out that typical poultry smell without washing it? What about marketing online? Are you proud of the product you’re marketing? I am. Global NPN is a real product which has spiced up many lives, made them healthier and happier, and guaranteed their financial safety.  Ultimately, there has been no cross contamination at all with this method of marketing.

Happy cooking and marketing to you!

P.S. Let’s get in touch to exchange either some kitchen or marketing recipes on Facebook.


Thank you for visiting my blog. Well, believe it or nor I’m originally from Brazil, but I married to an American and have lived in California for the past 14 years. When I first came to America, I was able to work at some regular jobs as a secretary, a teacher’s aide, and an interpreter. However, at the end of 2009, I found myself without a job and competing with a younger generation. Get the picture? Today, I’m very thankful I found Better Women Network, a concerned group of women supporting and mentoring other women, regardless of their age, to help them learn how to make money online using an online platform called Global NPN. Please, read my Earnings Disclaimer.
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  • Corinne Floyd

    Interesting article Ligia – About the chicken – funny how organizations like FSIS make us more and more fear based.

    • Thanks, Corinne! I know what you mean. I’ve been cooking chicken the same way forever, and I’ve never had problems.

      • Corinne Floyd

        My grandmother used to cook the Christmas turkey and then set it in her pantry – no refrigeration – and there would be ‘turkey pickings’ for several days and no one got sick. Maybe the turkeys today I filled with too many unnatural substances??

        • It’s possible, Corinne. Thanks, again!

  • Khana Kerns

    Love this blog post Ligia! Really great stuff. I personally use the lemon just as you do and sometimes if I want it to be very moist I soak it in rice vinegar. Works very well and like you said, it doesn’t matter how it get’s done as long as the end result is awesome goodness that you love. Huh! So it IS a lot like internet marketing!

    • Thanks, Khana! Rice vinegar? I’m going to try it. Appreciate you stopping by.

  • sonif65

    I really enjoyed this article Ligia! Thanks for a great story and for the tips 🙂

    • I’m glad you liked, Soni. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.