28 Feb '14, 5am

Fancy yourself an amateur chef and ardent follower of food trends? Leave out the crucial ingredient - common...

Fancy yourself an amateur chef and ardent follower of food trends? Leave out the crucial ingredient - common...

Fancy yourself an amateur chef and ardent follower of food trends? Leave out the crucial ingredient - common sense - and you could find yourself literally burning with passion for gourmet cooking. Last week, the London Fire Brigade cited amateur cooks attempting to recreate celebrity-endorsed recipes for "posh chips" or triple-cooked French fries as a possible reason behind a 14 per cent spike in the number of chip pan fires between 2012 and last year in London. I always thought "posh chips" involved a decadent drizzling of truffle oil. Apparently, I was wrong. You have to cook them thrice to elevate them to the gourmet category. While blaming celebrity chefs for a surge in cooking-related fires sounds a little far-fetched, the way I see it, you don't have to worry about clogged arteries and heart attacks if you attempt to make your own triple-cooked fries - you might be b...

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