TIPS BY TALLYRAND
you want to cook with wood the type of wood used is
all important; different woods impart different flavours,
different degrees of smokiness to the foods. Here is
a list of common woods and the types of cooking flavours
you can expect:
traditional wood for smoking salmon in the Pacific
Northwest, alder also works well with other fish.
It has a light delicate flavour.
woods produce a slightly sweet, fruity smoke that's
mild enough for chicken or turkey, but capable of
flavouring a ham or beef steaks.
is the king of the woods in the Southern barbecue
belt of the USA, as basic to the region's cooking
as cornbread. The strong, hearty taste is perfect
for pork shoulder and ribs, but it also enhances any
red meat or poultry.
smoky and sweet, maple mates well with poultry, ham,
mystique wood of the past decade, mesquite is also
America's most misunderstood wood. It's great for
smoking because it burns very hot, but below average
for barbecuing for the same reason. Also, the smoke
taste turns from tangy to bitter over an extended
Zealand's very own, it can part a bitter flavour if
used to high a temperature
hickory is the king of barbecue woods, oak is the
queen. Assertive but always pleasant, it's the most
versatile of hardwoods, blending well with a wide
range of flavours. What it does to beef is probably
against the law!
choice of many professional chefs, pecan burns cool
and offers a subtle richness of character. Some people
call it a mellow version of hickory.
number one concern above all else is ensure any wood
you use is not treated or tanilised, as this
will give off toxic fumes into your foods.
the wood to burn down to an ember before cooking on/over
it, this will allow for subtle flavours in the foods,
as most woods tend to give a bitter taste if used when
they are still flaming.
using wood, keep any marinades simple and not too over
powering or the delicate flavours of the wood and seasonings
will be superceded.
and Cooking Tips
and raised in Plymouth, Tallyrand started his initial
training as a chef at Plymouth College of Further Education.
It was here that he was to learn his love, his passion
for food and the culinary arts. From here he headed
to Germany to complete his apprenticeship as Commis
gave him his first taste of cooking for the rich and
famous, as half way through his first year, along with
the Sous Chef and a Chef de Partie, he was whisked off
to Cologne to help prepare meals for a political conference,
where amongst other dignitaries they cooked for Mr Brehznev,
the then powerful Russian leader. This was to prove
to be just one of the many celebrities he was to cook
for or get to know over the years . . .
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