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Our book on how to smoke food at home






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"...this book removes the mystery of smoking food and makes it easy and fun whether you are a novice or have some experience."  That's what it says on the cover - and it's true!

“I am really thrilled that Jo and Georgina have produced a guide to smoking food. I had a fabulous time with them at Smoky Jo’s and despite already knowing quite a bit about the process I learnt a whole lot more. I really appreciated the excellence of their teaching which was so clear, so thorough. It is great to be taught by people who are masters of their craft but still manage to make it accessible, do-able and fun. I have been experimenting with hot and cold smoked food with confidence ever since!” 

– Diana Henry, award-winning food writer, Sunday Telegraph food columnist.

We take you through the food smoking process step by step and show you:

How to hot and cold smoke food
Covers meat, fish, cheese, game, vegetables and more
How to salt food for smoking
What wood and other materials to smoke over
Different types of smokers
Ideas for creating your own smoker
Smoked food recipes

This is the second edition of our book, at last.  We hope it matches our courses - fun and entertaining but above all useful! As well as small editorial changes there is an additional section which will open your eyes and imaginations to new possibilities for smoking food...

Jo Hampson and Georgina Perkins have been smoking food for many years. They owned a small well renowned artisan smokehouse that counted Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges, and Harvey Nichols among its customers. They also smoked privately for The Prince of Wales.  They now run the highly acclaimed food smoking school in Cumbria, Smoky Jo’s.

Smoky Jo’s have been listed in the top 9 courses to do in Europe by The Lonely Planet Guide; in the Top Ten Cookery Courses in the UK by The Telegraph; in the Top Ten ‘Days Out for the Boys’ by The Times.

Jo and Georgina also work as advisors on commercial food smoking and have worked with top food writers; have consulted on TV programmes and advised on factual books. They have also been featured on BBC’s The One Show, ITV’s This Morning and The Great British Taste Tour.