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Hot Enough for you!

The Heat is Back but is it "Hot Enough to Fry an Egg"?

Summer is truly here in the Southwest. Denver’s temps have been raising up into the 90’s all this week. Which always has people talking about it being “Hot enough to fry an egg.”  Which brings up the question, at least in my mind, why an egg? Why not hot enough to melt ice cream or ice cubes? Hot enough to heat up soup? How about, it’s hot enough to melt cheese? The photo from Rocky Mountain News shows a chef downtown during another Denver hot summer, in 1951. In the news this week, after a week or two of +120 degree temperatures,  Death-Valley National Park, has asked visitors to please stop trying to fry eggs in the National Park, or at least use a pan or tin foil and clean up the mess when you’re done. So please refrain from bringing your eggs to test this theory and just cook your eggs at home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hwQq8yRruCM