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



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.
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.
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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