Category: Food and Cookery
Practical Food Smoking
By Kate Walker
A Comprehensive Guide
he craft of smoking food was once commonly practised in order to preserve foodstuffs and enhance flavour, but the advent of the cold-store, the fridge and chemical food preservatives saw the decline of the practice. However, as consumer demand increases for wholesome produce, the interest in food smoking is becoming greater. Kate Walker, a professional food smoker has now written a practical guide of value to home-smokers and commercial concerns alike which covers every aspect of the art and craft. Her book covers the history of smoking, selection of raw materials, brining, the practice of smoking at home and for the business concern, smoke ovens and other equipment, setting up a smoking business, finance, marketing, hygiene and environmental matters, packaging and labelling and do's and don'ts. Illustrated both technically and inspirationally, this is an essential handbook for anyone concerned with natural food produce and its preservation.
The only practical guide to food smoking available today.