Have you ever attempted to flame food? You know... on purpose? To flame food is not something to take lightly. (I simply could not resist the pun. I apologize, Dear Readers.)
When you open fire on food, it can be dangerous but SUPER fun! There is nothing more theatrical in a kitchen...
Below, I offer some tips for flaming food safely. They are from my cookbook, Cooking Up Life! I will release in 2018.
1. If you are using a stovetop-vented fan, TURN IT OFF BEFORE you ignite the alcohol!
2. Use an outside burner, not one that puts you in a corner, when flaming food.
3. Use long matches or wand/stick lighter to ignite the alcohol, it's easier and safer.
4. DO NOT pour the alcohol from the bottle, but a container, like a measuring cup.
5. DO NOT peer over the top of the pot as you ignite the alcohol. (Dah, I know but don't!)
6. DO NOT walk away from the pot, leave the kitchen OR answer the phone!
7. *Once the flames subside, go back to life as you know it. Have fun!
8. Gather your loved ones about, dim the lights and open fire!
12/4/2017 11:33:59 am
1) Make sure you have a fully charged Class K, Tundra aerosol or other specific kitchen fire extinguisher nearby... this is good advice for any home cooking project.
12/5/2017 07:54:01 am
Thanks Deb! You are correct! Make sure the fire extinguisher is also working... Just in case. Thank you for your comments. I will update my cookbook tips too.
12/4/2017 09:21:33 pm
Sage advice to be fire safe!
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