Learn how to hot and cold smoke your own food at The Wild Boar
Working with smoking experts Smoky Jo’s, The Wild Boar is providing one day courses, where guests will learn how to smoke a range of different foods.
From chicken to salmon, sausages to cheeses – the course makes use of the Inns own purpose built smokehouse, but also shows you how to achieve brilliant results at home – on a stove, converted BBQ, wardrobe or filing cabinet!
Course Prices and Dates
The courses will be at a set cost of £159.00 which also includes lunch and dinner. Add accommodation at a reduced rate to make your trip that little bit more special:
- Saturday 18th November 2017
- Tuesday 5th December 2017
Arrival and Finish Times
Plan to arrive for 10.00am. The finishing time will be approx. 3.30pm.
Smoky Jo and Smoky Georgina!
Smoking food is an art, not a science, and no one knows that better than Georgina Perkins and Jo Hampson. A few years ago they were running The Old Smokehouse, a small artisan smokehouse renowned for its high quality, hand smoked food; supplying such gourmet outlets as Fortnum and Mason, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols as well as the best food emporiums across the Lake District. They even had the honour of smoking turkey for the Prince of Wales!
After selling the business in 2004 they missed the ready supply of smoked morsels. One day Jo was clearing out old paperwork in her filing cabinet; some of the papers were confidential and required shredding but with no shredder she thought she would just put a match to the whole lot!
In a moment of madness the thought came to her – “What if I light a fire in the bottom drawer and put a salmon in the top drawer…?”
The success of Freddie the Filing Cabinet Food Smoker was such that Jo and Georgina found many food connoisseurs keen to learn the art of smoking… and Smoky Jo’s was born in 2007.
On the one day food smoking courses guests learn how to hot and cold smoke their own food at home. Working with over a dozen different foods and a number of different smokers – anything from a saucepan on the stove top to Freddie the filing cabinet in the garden – provides plenty of samples to enjoy at the end of the day!
Unique to the Lake District
As the only restaurant in the Lake District with its own smokehouse The Wild Boar offers food lovers the opportunity to learn some new techniques that they can practice in their own home without the need for any professional equipment.