You might be reticent to eat in a restaurant that has done poorly on a recent health inspection, but be honest with yourself: would your kitchen pass the same kind of inspection? A writer for the New York Times wondered this, and invited a real live city inspector to examine his own home kitchen. He did not do well.
The inspection took place shortly before the author served a nice lunch to friends, but after hours of scrubbing and cleaning out. His score? A C-, or 77 points. His largest offense was having a too-warm refrigerator, and no thermometer in the fridge to inform him that it was too warm. Then, he was docked five points for owning a cat.
Would The City Shut Down Your Kitchen? [New York Times] (Thanks, Ann!)