This story originally appeared in Niagara Life Magazine.
Kudos to Homo erectus for some huge accomplishments during his time on Earth a million-plus years ago. Walking upright was certainly impressive. But how about that ability to control and cook with fire? To this day, food and flames remain soul mates, their smoky smell triggering hunger in nearly every biped.
Omnivore or vegetarian, it’s tough to deny the appeal of smoked food. Good thing we can get our fix at home with the right tools and techniques.
We caught up with Chef Nathan Young from In the Smoke Cookery and Catering to teach us the dos and don’ts of smoking food at home. Spoiler alert: it’s easy and you won’t need to give up the farm for a fix of pulled pork or smoked vegetables.