Love the descriptive on smoke! Excellent post!
Being descriptive about food can be a challenge. I find that go back to the same well too often in my descriptions and often will spend quite a bit of time trying to find the right words to adequately describe a dish or even a taste. Some words cut through the haze and land right on target. Smoky is such a word.
For such a descriptive word, its definition seems to lack. Smoky is having the essence of smoke (in taste, look or smell). That does not begin to describe the complex taste that it truly is.
I’ve made my share of dishes that are smoky. There are a number of ways to do this but the three I have employed typically are:
- Actual smoke – this is a grilling favorite. Soak some wood chips (mesquite, apple, hickory, cherry) and place them on the grill. As they heat and smoulder…
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