Welcome to you hardy food smokers!

April 7th, 2013
Florence the filing cabinet smoker

Florence the filing cabinet smoker, close to the house to try and find some shelter

It was lovely to fire up Florence the Filing Cabinet Smoker and the rest of the gang on Friday for the first Shap Smoking course of 2013!  Once again I find myself tempted to write more about the weather than the food… yes it’s April, yes it snowed, yes it sleeted, yes it was bitterly cold but NO, we were not defeated!

Most of our smokers were relatively local with Mike and Trish the most distant having travelled from Chester; at least two had at least semi-professional interest in food smoking.  Edwina runs a stunningly high quality establishment near Newbiggin on Lune (very close to Bessy Beck trout farm, where we fish on our two day course and all our trout for smoking comes from).  Cheskin House is a wonderful cross between a top end B & B with meals and a restaurant with rooms.  The wine cellar is a particular attraction…

I have put some pictures on the main site gallery but here is one of the smokers huddling in the shed as the snow whistles by…

Huddling in the smoking shed as the snow whistles by

Huddling in the smoking shed as the snow whistles by

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