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how to light brandy on fire? - having trouble making coq au vin

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how to light brandy on fire? - having trouble making coq au vin

coffeebean79 | Feb 10, 2010 10:25 AM

Hi,
I tried to make Julia Child's coq au vin last night. While it turned out AMAZING, I was frustrated by not being able to get the brandy to light on fire. Is there a special trick to lighting liquor on fire? Julia asks you to pour brandy into your chicken-filled casserole and then light it, which didn't work, and then I tried to light it in a ladle, which didn't work. Each time, the match just sort of sizzled and burnt out.

Thanks!

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