Rosner went on to share the recipe for her roasted chicken, but fans were most interested in the first stage of her process – the hair dryer.
“For crisp skin, whether you're cooking a chicken or a duck or a fish, you want there to be as little water moisture as possible, which is sped up by a fan. And that's all a hair-dryer really is — a hand-held fan that you can pretty easily bring into the kitchen,” she said to Allure, likening the process to Food Network star Alton Brown using a box fan to make beef jerky.
Rosner is not the first to use a hair dryer to rid excess moisture on meat before cooking – she credits cookbook author Marcella Hazan as “the progenitor of the idea” in the 1970s – but she probably is the first to use a luxury hair tool for the process.
by Alexandra Deabler