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What Are the Benefits of Eating Smoked Food?

Smoked meats and fish have long been considered a delicacy on the gourmet food scene thanks to their deep and intense flavour enriched from the smoking process. At Weald Smokery, the exquisite taste of our products comes from our traditional method of burning locally-sourced oak, whose flavour is absorbed by foods like our smoked duck breasts and smoked rainbow trout.

We have no need to espouse the taste benefits of eating a smoked salmon bagel or smoked bacon sandwich, as they speak for themselves, but what other benefits could smoked foods bring to the table? READ MORE…

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Why Smoked Foods and Dinner Parties Are the Perfect Match

Whether you are looking to get old friends together, showing off your new kitchen, or putting your culinary skills to the test, a dinner party is a great way to pass an evening. When it comes to being the host with the most, however, the right preparation is essential.

The main event is, of course, the food, and with tensions running high it can often be difficult to get your timings right. If you want a fail-safe option that is sure to impress all of your guests, then smoked food could be the perfect solution. READ MORE…

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World recipe books for healthy living, entertaining and pure indulgence

Recipe books continue to be popular as the British love affair with cooking continues and at Weald Smokery, we love to delve into a good recipe book from across the seas. Bringing the opportunity to discover new foods, flavours and taste combinations, these wonderfully indulgent recipe books also give us great ideas for how to use our own smoked food in new and exciting ways (and where to consider for our next holiday.) READ MORE…

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Kitchen gadgets to pie for

At Weald Smokery we are not just passionate about our smoked meats and smoked fish; we are passionate about food, cooking and everything that comes with it. Including the gadgets. Of course, with our very own bespoke brick-built kiln, we already have the best cooking gadget there possibly is. But the following selection choices are very impressive, and certainly worth making drawer, cupboard or worktop space for. READ MORE…

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The Enhanced Flavour of Smoked Foods

The exact origin of smoking food is not entirely clear, though it is likely to date back to mankind’s first harnessing of fire. Food hung in a smoky cave, away from animals, would have resulted in a subtly different flavour, where it was probably also noticed that such foods preserved better. Later, pre-curing with brine or salt was added and preserving food by smoking grew around the world. READ MORE…

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The Increasing Popularity Of Cold Smoked Food

Cold smoking isn’t about cooking the food, rather it is about removing moisture and imparting subtle flavours. As the name suggests, very little heat is used to complete this process, but there is the challenge. As the saying goes: ‘there is no smoke without fire’. But, in order to cold smoke, we want the smoke but we don’t want the heat – the fire. It is a difficult process, but, with our years of experience, dedication and passion, our developed craft allows us to produce fantastic results every time. And we are able to deliver the tastiest smoked food to you every day – the perfect combination of our traditional smoking methods and the beauty of being able to buy smoked foods online with Weald Smokery. READ MORE…

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Why Smoked Food Hamper Gifts are Ideal for Those Difficult to Buy For

Whether it is birthday or Christmas, everyone has someone in their family or circle of friends who is hard to buy for. Sometimes it is because they already have everything; or it can be that they are exceptionally picky. But either way, it can be a real pitfall and nobody wants to just give gift vouchers year after year. That is why it is worth thinking outside the box and looking for presents such as smoked food gift hampers. From Sussex and the Weald of Kent to your plate, here are some reasons to choose Weald Smokery hampers the next time you are struggling for gift ideas. READ MORE…

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Smoked Eels: How are They Made and What Can I Do with Them?

While we are used to seeing many different types of smoked fish in shops and on restaurant menus, freshwater eels are something that are not a common sight in most of the UK. However, freshwater eels swim in our canals and rivers, and they have long been a staple of British diets – from Victorian tables to the jellied eels we associate with cockney culture. Next time you are looking for smoked fish from Sussex, consider our smoked freshwater eel – a fine food delicacy which is far from cockneyed. READ MORE…

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The Ultimate Guide to Smoked Food

It is hard to name many things that taste better than smoked food. Rich in flavour and intensity, it delivers a forkful which is always a palate-pleaser. It is little wonder, therefore, that smoked food hampers make such an exceptional gift and are always welcome at a picnic, family gathering or corporate event.

At Weald Smokery, we have our very own kiln – designed by us and brick-built by local craftspeople from Kent and Sussex. Our smoked duck breasts and smoked salmon benefit immeasurably. READ MORE…

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The Old Methods Are the Best

Food maybe essential to sustain life but it is also essential in helping make life as full, fun and flavourful as possible. Something to be enjoyed, something to be savoured and something to share socially too – if you can increase the flavour of any dish and create a truly mouth-watering feast, then of course it should be done! Life is too short to enjoy mediocre food. And it is here that smoked food excels. READ MORE…

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Why A Food Hamper Makes a Great Gift

Hampers are a great gift for any occasion. We all appreciate good food, but Weald Smokery hampers and smoked food gift baskets, from the Sussex – Kent border make a truly perfect present. Whether it is for your mum, a close friend, a valued staff member or that special someone in your life, gifting a hamper shows you care for those people around you who go the extra mile. READ MORE…

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What is the Difference Between Cold Smoked and Hot Smoked Food?

The smoking of food is something that has its traditions in the distant past. Historically, people throughout the world smoked their meats as a means of preservation. Long before the days of refrigeration and artificial preservatives and additives, the smoking process was used to ensure food was available throughout the whole year. READ MORE…

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A Rough Guide to Smoking Meat

Historically, Sussex locals preserved their food by smoking it with the oak they found. The added bonus was that this slow process of cooking helped to add flavour and tenderise meat and fish. Today it has become a true art form, loved by food aficionados everywhere. Here at Weald Smokery we have been producing delicious smoked meat in Sussex for 30 years, so as our customers will testify, we do know a thing or two. READ MORE…

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Three Reasons to Celebrate With a Smoked Food Gift Basket from Sussex

Whether it is a milestone birthday or a Golden Anniversary, there is no denying that finding the perfect gift to celebrate those most special of family occasions and events is often easier said than done. One unique gift idea that is sure to put a smile on the face of almost everyone is a delicious smoked food hamper from the Sussex countryside. READ MORE…