Pop babe Beyonce Knowles is keeping clear of cooking in the future after a chip frying incident almost burned her alive.

The Crazy In Love beauty is inexperienced in the kitchen, and her cooking naivety nearly caused a fire inferno.

Beyonce explains, "I know oil and water don't go well together but I thought it would be OK if I scraped the ice off.

"In the end the grease got so hot that the fries turned into little floating black turds and grease was popping everywhere."

31/07/2003 13:54