To know the temperature of the meat (chicken, fish, pork, etc.) while cooking, the meat thermometer should be placed in the center portion of the meat. To know the center part, first insert the stem of the best meat thermometer into the meat, to the whole. Now it may come out on the opposite side, now slowly take it out, when the thermometerreaches the center part of the meat, it would show a relatively low temperature. That would be the center part of the meat. The thermometer should not be touching the bone but should be placed near it.