Is torched cooking safe? Does it leave a taste of fuel?

Yes – torched cooking is safe – it’s been tried and tested for years. In fact, in the 1950s, Julia Child started torched cooking with a Bernzomatic torch. It’s also a great approach to cooking, as you have complete control over the distance between the flame and the dish. We recommend using clean-burning propane fuel for cooking. It’s the same type of fuel used with gas grills use and is approved food-grade fuel by the FDA.