Hanging a chicken by a string in front of fireplace. Anyone tried it?
Not chicken.But I cooked duck breasts.I saw this on one of Julia Childs shows. He was a chef who cooked the duck breasts by tying them up with string. Then letting them hang in front of the fireplace. He would wind the string and let it spin. Drip pan below.I did the same and came out great.I have a large wood stove and love cooking in it.
Yes, it works good.
I've used the technique to roast various things in front of a Rumford fireplace.
I simply wet the string to keep it from burning.
Here's a video on YouTube (not mine).........
The Julia Child show that emglow101 mentioned is "Cooking with Master Chefs."
Jean-Louis Palladin roasts magret on a string.
Starting at about 19:40....