It looks like the fiery birds of glamorizing home cookery are coming home to roost. In London at least, drunken toffs trying out late-night recipes and then passing out have become a major metropolitan fire hazard.
The Daily Mail reports: "An analysis by London Fire Brigade found 4,534 of the 18,000 blazes in the capital over the last three years were caused by people aged 18 to 35 earning more than £40,000 a year." The implications are threefold:
1. The makers of fancy new stoves for rich heavy drinkers need to build in some sort of sophisticated fire detection and/or extinguishing system that can take care of whatever flaming mess Lulu or Nigel creates after a night on the town slamming absinthe and goji-berry-infused vodka "martinis."
2. There's a clear market for a cookbook for dipsomaniacal twentysomethings that is purely no-bake or otherwise fire-free recipes.
3. If you're going to drink and cook, for the love of God, make sure you've got a designated sober sous-chef.