The weirdest conversation pervailed in the office today when I overheard a colleague mention that a fellow colleague washes raw chicken before he cooks it! In vinegar!! Gross or what?! After a quick 'chicken washing' survey I concluded that the phenomenon is most probably a cultural thang. Personally, I don't have the time or the inclination to wash my chicken, (or any other raw meat for that matter); I prefer to just slam and go.