for flaming to add to a chicken recipe will Cognac substitute for brandy

Elizabeth David recipe for a roasted chicken, finished with flaming brandy poured over it. I have Courvoisier Cognac

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Susan W
Susan W November 15, 2015

Absolutely. Cognac flames beautifully. Most would rather save it for sipping because of the cost, but if you don't mind that, go for it.

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702551 November 16, 2015

Cognac *IS* brandy. It's named after where it was made, a specific place in France. Brandy is the generic name for the spirit.

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ChefJune November 16, 2015

Cognac IS brandy, but all brandy is definitely not Cognac. As a Cognac lover, I don't generally flambe with it, but with a less expensive domestic brandy such as E&J.

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