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Liquid smoke in GTA?

Wandering Foodie Oct 4, 2010 07:46 PM

I'm feeling a little experimental for thanksgiving dinner. Anyone know where I can find liquid smoke? A small bottle will do.


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  1. sweetie RE: Wandering Foodie Oct 4, 2010 07:48 PM

    Sobey's, Loblaws, probably Longo's too.

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      Wandering Foodie RE: sweetie Oct 4, 2010 08:16 PM

      Doh! Thanks sweetie, I must be blind. Where are they usually located? BBQ sauce section? Baking section?

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        sweetie RE: Wandering Foodie Oct 5, 2010 08:34 AM

        Yeah at Sobey's I saw it where they keep BBQ sauce.

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        Gary RE: sweetie Oct 5, 2010 04:38 AM

        Yes, it's usually near the BBQ sauces, ketchups, etc. The bottles are quite small so might have missed them. There is also a decent selection at Domino's on the lower floor of the St. Lawrence Market.

        St. Lawrence Market
        92 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E, CA

      3. PoppiYYZ RE: Wandering Foodie Oct 5, 2010 07:00 AM

        Liquid smoke is available in Loblaw's but have you considered trying real smoke ?

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          BDD888 RE: PoppiYYZ Jul 28, 2013 01:07 PM

          I've used liquid smoke. When I was living in LA. Bought from some name US steakhouse. Did the job well.

          As for real smoke...seems like a great idea at first...but the amount of smoke charcoal smoker produce is too much. Some one in my area right now is smoking something. Can't open my windows. Nor can most people in my area. Using "liquid smoke" avoids this and gives meat the "smoked" flavour. So close.

          Plus, when you use charcoal BBQ the smoke blankets your neighborhood and enters your home. Even when the doors and windows are closed. Since none are 100% air tight. Can be a royal pain for every one.

          Any how I'm going to check the Loblaws Superstgore in Richmond Hill on High Tech Road tomorrow. Any one know some online stores carrying good quality liquid smoke?

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            justxpete RE: BDD888 Jul 28, 2013 04:22 PM

            Nothing can replace real smoking. It's not just the flavour, it's the texture and cooking process. It's also possible to control the amount of smoke that gets in your food fairly easily. Just takes some know-how.

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          doctorandchef RE: Wandering Foodie Oct 8, 2010 12:12 PM

          available at Whole Foods as well, by the BBQ sauces. $4.99 or sthg like that.

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            1sweetpea RE: doctorandchef Jul 28, 2013 01:33 PM

            The entire Loblaw's/Superstore chain carries it as well, near the barbecue sauces and relishes/condiments.

          2. scarberian RE: Wandering Foodie Jul 29, 2013 05:46 AM

            Highland Farms carries liquid smoke as well. I think I also saw a bottle at No Frills, but definitely Highland Farms (that was just yesterday).

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