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Does food cooked in firewood taste different than that which is cooked in gas?

Does this apply to food in general or just proteins or a few items? Also, does the taste vary depending on the type of wood you use i.e. using bamboo as firewood?
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I used olive oil to finish my salad serving utensils - now what?

I recently received some homemade unfinished wood salad serving utensils as a gift, and like a dummy, I figured it would be safe to rub them down with some olive oil. Now, I've learned that since ...
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How to take care of a wooden mortar and pestle?

How to maintain a wooden mortar and pestle? I just got it, and understood I need to first oil it to seal/protect it from keeping the taste of what I grind, which makes sense. But how to maintain it ...
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Why can I have an indoor pizza/wood oven, but not a BBQ or smoker? (or can I…?)

I know people have indoor wood-fired pizza ovens. I also know that in general people cannot have barbecues or smokers indoors, presumably because of the potential for leakage of dangerous or deadly ...
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How to apply oil when seasoning wood cutting board?

I used a fair amount of coconut oil to apply to a wood cutting board, but wasn't sure the best way to apply it. I used a butter knife and then followed up with a paper towel to remove some of the ...
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Can I use a cheeseboard as a cutting board?

Nowadays I see that most cutting boards sold are made up of several pieces of wood that are stuck together with wood glue. I'm not so sure of the safety of the wood glue that is used as most of the ...
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What can I do to make wood dust for cold smoking?

In order to cold smoke, you need a fine wood dust. I work with wood and have obtained, using a band saw, a very fine wood dust. The wood this dust comes from has been well seasoned. Is it OK to use ...
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What are the pros and cons of various woods used in wooden utensils?

Looking up wooden utensils on amazon, I've found bamboo, maple, olive wood and birch wood spoons/kitchen utensils. Is there any clear benefit to one wood over another for cooking utensils? Is one ...
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Oiling wood handles

I'm new to the cooking industry - yay for new pads - and I have a question about oiling wooden utensils (or wooden handles on pots, for that matter). The instructions state these should be oiled and ...
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My wooden cutting board bent. Is there a way to fix this? [duplicate]

I'm not sure about the humidity in the apartment, but I don't think this was a problem. However, the board took quite some water one day and slightly bent on the front and back (so it has a slight U ...
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Are there any differences between the commonly recommended types of woods for chopping boards?

I'm a bit overwhelmed by the number of options for the type of wood in a cutting board. I've tried searching Google with every combination of phrases that I could think of, and I don't feel like I've ...
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Olive wood cooking utensils: Seasoning, care, and maintenance?

I just got my dear one a nice olive wood ladle a week or so ago. It's sitting out still since I would like to know what steps I should take in regard to seasoning (first (few) time(s) of use), care (...
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How to clean a wooden cauldron lid?

I bought this the other day for making shabu shabu (샤부샤부) as well as for camping. The pot itself is made of cast iron which I know how to clean, but the lid is made of wood. The lid doesn't get very ...