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Smell Like Barbecue

Capturing the aroma of sweet wood smoke isn’t a challenge to pitmasters. Similarly, backyard cooks know how the smell can permeate your clothes and linger hours after the ribs are done. But thanks to Vanilla Smoke, a scent from the all-natural Aftelier Perfumes, you can get that fragrance without the prep work. Mandy Aftel, the creator of Aftelier Perfumes, was the recent subject of a glowing profile in The New York Times in which she champions natural scents over the…

Smoked in Texas: Ranger Creek Mesquite Smoked Porter

I sat down with a panel of beer drinkers to sample a smoked beer made in Texas. Ranger Creek in San Antonio makes a Mesquite Smoked Porter. According to their description it is “brewed with a Texas twist, using malt smoked in-house over Texas mesquite.” This is made in the tradition of a German rauchbier where the malt is smoked, but those traditional varieties don’t normally use the smoked malt to make something as dark…