There's been a huge explosion in the popularity of barbecue and smoked foods, and our guest on this episode of StudioTulsa says you can smoke nearly anything -- from eggs and cheeses to desserts and cocktails. Steven Raichlen is the bestselling author of "The Barbecue Bible," and his latest public television series (and new companion book) moves beyond BBQ to a variety of smoking techniques. "Project Smoke: Seven Steps to Smoked Food Nirvana" offers tips on equipment and techniques, and an assortment of recipes far beyond the usual meats, poultry, and seafood. In his book, Raichlen demonstrates smoking materials ranging from traditional hardwoods to smoking Chinese duck with tea...or smoking hamburgers with hay. He also offers recipes for smoked eggs, smoked desserts, and even smoked cocktails and mixed drinks.
The second season of his public television series, "Project Smoke," debuts Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm on RSU Television, and he was recently a guest here in Tulsa for several fundraising events for that TV station.