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Smoke and Spice
Smoke and Spice
by Valerie Aikman-Smith

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About the Author

Valerie Aikman-Smith is a food stylist, chef and cookbook author based in Los Angeles. Her work includes international assignments for magazines and she has cooked and styled her way through the Greek Islands, Paris, Mexico, Croatia, Scotland and U.S.A. Additionally her work is seen in many cookbooks, commercials, print and advertising campaigns as well as Television and Film. Valerie is the author and stylist of the cookbook Salt, also Published by Ryland Peters & Small.

Unlock the secrets of fantastically flavorsome food with Smoke and Spice. Whether you like your food fiercely hot or prefer gentler aromatic flavors, Valerie Aikman-Smith has created an enticing array of marinades, brines, butters, rubs, and glazes to add flavor to your cooking, either outside on the grill or in your kitchen. Creative matching of seasonings with foods creates exciting new taste sensations as well as tried and tested favorites from around the world. Nothing brings out the flavor in meat like a marinade, and it also tenderizes it and can keep it moist whilst cooking, too. Inspiration for Pork includes Sticky Smoky Baby Back Ribs and Blackberry and Sage Glazed Ham. Beef can be made even more mouthwatering when prepared with an African Smoke Rub or a Matahambre Marinade. Options for Lamb include a Pomegranate and Harissa seasoning or a Lavender Salt Rub, while, in the Poultry chapter, choose from Cherry-glazed Duck Skewers or Jamaican Jerk Chicken. For those who love the enticing aroma of grilled Fish, try Spiced Red Snapper with Chermoula or Grilled Lobsters with flavored butters. Vegetarian options include Caramelized Beet Tatin with Marinated Goat Cheese while recipes for Desserts feature a tempting Sozzled Apricot Bruschetta with Orange Liqueur Cream and Rocky Road Campfire S’mores with Ginger Sugar.
• With stunning, mouthwatering photography by Erin Kunkel.
• Includes over 90 recipes for seasonings and other larger dishes.
• Valerie is a hugely experienced food writer and stylist—check out: www.valerieaikman-smith.com.