Global Smoke Cookbook Review

Global Smoke Cookbook Review

Title: Global Smoke: Bold New Barbecue Inspired by The World's Great Cuisines
Author: Cheryl Jamison
Published: June 27, 2023, Harvard Common Press
No. of Pages: 192
Cover Price: $28.00 Paperback, $26.60 Kindle

Smoked food is delicious, and has enjoyed a huge surge of popularity in the last few years. Many consumers are purchasing smokers to smoke food at home. Those who want to smoke at home without going to a lot of trouble will welcome, Global Smoke: Bold New Barbecue Inspired by The World's Great Cuisines, by Cheryl Jamison, not only includes simple instructions for smoking foods at home, but also introduces recipes with flavors from all over the world.
Jamison is a veteran cookbook author; her cookbooks are excellent, and this one is no exception. While many will want to smoke general foods such as brisket, pork chops, and chicken, this excellent cookbook takes it a bit further and includes recipes incorporating global flavors into the dishes.

The recipes are presented in the traditional form, with a list of ingredients followed by step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. Most of the ingredients are easily found in most mainstream grocery stores, so it won’t be a problem adding exotic flavors to wonderful, moist smoked meats, poultry, and different kinds of seafood. The recipes are mostly simple with a minimum amount of ingredients, easily followed by both beginning and advanced cooks. Many of the foods are used in soups and salads, rather than just a plain dish that needs accompaniments. The Smoked Jammin’ Jerk Chicken is amazing, and there are some Oktoberfest stuffed Pork Chops that are a “must prepare” dish.

The book presents beautiful, professional photographs of some of the dishes; it would be better if every dish were pictured, but the recipes are appealing enough that cooks perusing this cookbook will find they end up with a queue that gets longer and longer.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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