Smoky Flavours, Science and Big Fish

October 19th, 2013
Huda and the big trout!

Huda and the big trout!

The record for biggest fish caught on a Smoky Jo’s course has fallen twice in the last couple of months…

On our most recent two day smoking course we were delighted to welcome Dr Huda Al-Kateb from the University of the West of England Health and Life Sciences department.  Her specialist subject? All sorts of food chemistry! She is a Council Member of the British Society of Flavourists  and an expert in flavour and perfume analysis.

As well as a chemist’s interest in smoking she had the enthusiast’s excitement in creating her own smoked foods here at Smoky Jo’s.  Never before has a guest asked to put glass vials in our various smokers and collect samples of smoke and food!  We look forward to hearing a little of what she learns about food smoking in a wardrobe….

Huda also broke the record at Bessy Beck – although she left it late in the day she caught a two pound ten ounce rainbow trout – suitably brined and smoked on the following day!

I post this as we await the arrival of guests for the last smoking course of 2013 at Shap… places are still available at The Wild Boar, though!




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