Cured Meat & Nitrates (Research Summary)

I am not here to debate whether or not nitrates should be used, it’s up to you to decide. All I can do is say what I do and what I’ve learned. There is a food scientist blogger who put together a very decent science-based post on nitrates/nitrites and cured/processed meats, it’s worth a read.  Here is a link to a recent …

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Complete Guide to Tea Wok Smoking Food

When I started smoking food in a wok with tea and wood, it was awesome to try out all kinds of flavor combinations. Because you can do this inside without a smoker, many people can give it a go. Fish fillets turned out amazing, but then I realized there were so many other options available for light smoking. So I …