Dining i n & o u t
Up in Smoke Fire-infused flavor burns hot as one of 2014's top food trends. by mARY BROWN MALOUF
photos by adam finkle
No wonder the flavor of fire was named one of the top food trends of the year. Americans are eating
more smoked seafood and meat than ever. They’re also eating smoked corn, smoked cauliflower, smoked chocolate gelato. They’re sipping smoked vodka and, yes, even smoked water. Weird. How about smoked ice cubes? Forbes reports that Ian Tulk, lead bartender at Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, Colo., “puts ice cubes in the kitchen’s meat smokers; after the cubes melt, he pours the water back into ice cube trays and freezes them.” Tempted to take up smoking? We’re here to help you get started.