Is your meat running a fever? You'll never know unless you take its temperature.
The weather’s warming up and that means it’s time to head outside and throw various pieces of animal carcass on some metal slats over a fire, much like our ancestors started doing thousands of years ago. Unlike our ancestors, however, we’ve discovered that “burnt on the outside, still moving on the inside” is a style of cooking not without certain health risks. That's why we invented the meat thermometer.