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!
Avid home cook and passionate instructor