Maintaining food safety isn’t as glamorous as serving up a sizzling steak or an elegant tiramisu. But it’s the most important thing you do in the kitchen—and it’s harder during a power outage. No lights, no electricity—no way of getting food hot, or ensuring it stays properly chilled. Take a moment to look at the tips below for general rules and food specifics. You also may want to look at our main food safety page and take a safety quiz afterwards. (Note: Most people get #6 wrong!).