Project Smoke

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I am not gonna lie. I may have drooled at every recipe and picture in the Steven Raichlen’s Project Smoke. Just looking at the cover alone, I can already imagine myself smelling and tasting that savory smokiness that we foodies love. So yes if there is a book worth drooling over, then this book is for you.

Project Smoke or should I say the Bible of Smoke Foods is a crash course for anyone and beginners like myself. Did you know you can smoke a cheesecake, ice cream, mayonnaise and butter? Well I didn’t. So if you are ready to learn on how to smoke up those delicious meats, seafood, poultry and what not then be sure to fire up those smoke pits because Steven Raichlen will have us addicted to this savory smoking dishes.

In this beautifully and detailed book, Raichlen has perfectly outline in precise detail information on what is needed for each dish whether you be smoking briskets, salmon, or a smoked chocolate bread pudding. Each recipe tells you step by step on how to smoke the dish and a little insider tip on how to make the dish stand out. So when I got the book, I immediately knew I wanted try smoking and so I decided to try Raichlen’s smoked shrimp cocktail with chipotle-orange cocktail sauce. And let me tell you it was so easy to make and tasted like smoky heaven. While I was finding my smokey groove, I decided to test out Raichlen’s method in infusing smoke into a cocktail. And let me just say that Mezcalini cocktail recipe….omg so addictive and refreshing and also who knew you could smoke your own ice cubes!!

All there is left to say, go read this fun and creative cooking cookbook. I will be definitely using this book to master smoking more creative food, desserts, and cocktail recipes. This book has it all and like I said it’s practically the Bible of Smoking.. So yes, if you are looking for an easy and helpful guide on how to smoke those dishes you find at a restaurant then look no further than Project Smoke.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher Storey Publishing LLC
Publish Date 10-May-2016
ISBN 9780761181866 Buy this Book
Issue June 2016
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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