Smoking and Curing Masterclass with Steve Lamb
Taught by smoking and preserving expert, Steven Lamb of River Cottage, this course will enable you to access the delicious sweet, salty and savoury world of cured & smoked artisan goods.
Food preservation is such an important tool for anyone looking to grow as a cook. It allows you to take good ingredients and turn them into elevated versions of themselves.
The person who turns pork belly into their own home cured bacon engages further than the one who just roasts it… they’ll also be extremely popular amongst family and friends!
Curing and smoking are traditional techniques that signify the beginning of cookery and maintain a key part of any kitchen, whether it is domestic or commercial.
In the simplest of terms: curing and smoking equals preserving and flavouring. It encompasses craft, tradition, science and sorcery. Anyone and everyone can produce simple cured products and should as a matter of course; these techniques offer so much value to the keen cook.
During the year there is an abundance of great produce which lend themselves to the artisan craft of curing and flavouring with subtle wisps of smokiness. Whether you are looking to create delicious platters of charcuterie or magnificent mezzes this course is for you.
Examples of Techniques and Products covered
Hot & cold smoked fish