Kiwi Sizzler - Keep it simple - Chris Fortune NZ Chef: "Keep it simple, is the top tip in The Kiwi Sizzler Smoking Book by Blenheim cook Chris Fortune. Sub-titled a 'how-to guide to smoking food', it follows his first book, the 2008, Pick, Preserve, Serve. That was a 'Nana book', Chris says.
'What I remember as a kid growing up, walking into my grandmother's pantry [full of preserves] – and working with my grandfather in the garden.'
In the days before mass refrigeration, smoked food was a form of food preservation. In the 21st century, when most New Zealanders can access year-round virtually all types of foods from restaurants and supermarkets, smoking produce at home is usually done for fun."