Smoking Cherries

It’s hard to beat a straight-up cherry tart at the peak of the season, but once you’ve eaten half your weight in fresh fruit you sometimes start pining for something a little different to do with them. Our cook Robert got to thinking about cold-smoking cherries the other day, stopped by the hardware store for some duct hose on the way to work, and set up a little smoker on the stove at the end of the day yesterday:

cold smoker

A little while later, he had a rack of transformed cherries–sweet, tart, and smoky:

And now? Now comes the fun part…. Stay tuned.

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