From the NY Times Magazine: How To Make an Indoor Smoker

We know grilling month is long gone, as is the summer barbecue season. But we got one last, lingering taste of smoky, outdoor flavor in yesterday's New York Times Sunday Magazine — only it was for smoking food indoors (hooray for apartment living!)... In the article, Jill Santopietro describes smoking all sorts of food (ribs, mozzarella, pears, tomatoes) in a wok in her apartment. The process is one we've heard of before, although we've never tried it: Fill a wok with wood chips, set a round grate on top, and voila, you have a miniature, indoor smoker.

There's specific instruction to disable your smoke alarm for the event — something we do frequently — but otherwise, it sounds pretty hassle free.

Read the article and get the recipes here:

Anyone else tried this at home?

Related: Cooking with Tea: Smoky Lapsang Souchong

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