I first saw this product on my friend Laura’s blog Family Spice. You might see this used on the show Chopped along with other products made by Polyscience, including their sous vide machine and the anti-griddle, which freezes things placed on it nearly instantly. I’ll be giving away one of these nifty table-top cold smokers on Friday. Here’s how it works.
You put a few tiny bits of wood chips in the smoking unit, turn on the fan, and light them. The units come with two types of wood chips for different flavors of smoke, and you can purchase additional chips online and in stores like Williams-Sonoma and Sur la Table.
And tofu, using kukicha Japanese tea in place of the wood chips.
What I liked about the product:
It was super easy to use, and the instructions were very clear. They have lots of great recipe ideas on their website, too. You can add smoke flavor to soup, cocktails, or anything in a blender. While the little wood chips are a bit pricey, you hardly use any of them, and you can certainly opt to use other types of material to burn. I couldn’t detect much difference between the applewood chips and the tea.
I wasn’t so keen on:
It’s easy to oversmoke food… when they say 30 seconds, they mean 30 seconds! You have to use this outside.
I recommend this for:
People who love smoked foods, especially vegans who want that meaty taste. Anyone who does fancy dinner parties and wants to wow guests. Chefs or caterers. And guys, because it involves fire. You can order it here.
Today’s post is part of our mission to help you rebuild your health through food and lifestyle choices. Look for posts on Mondays featuring gluten-free, sugar-free recipes made with healthy plant-based ingredients, Wednesday essays, and Friday giveaways (when available).