Smoked food is everywhere this season, and North Fork chefs told us how to do it at home

A selection of smoked meats from 8 Hands Farm and smoked fish from Hook & Net. (Photo Credit: David Benthal: Food Styling: Alice Falcone)

I feel in control in my kitchen, but the grill has always intimidated me a little. High heat? Low heat? How do I know when something is done? Turns out, all I needed to learn was how to turn my grill into a smoker. It’s easy, hard to mess up and there’s plenty of control. Once you get it down, you can smoke just about anything you can eat. And chefs on the North Fork do.

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Rare Earth Coffee opens new location in north Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A local coffee shop is brewing up some big changes. Rare Earth Coffee is opening a new location in north Fresno this week.

The coffee chain is opening its seventh location on Monday.

“When they come here they’re going to experience our air-roasted coffee,” explained Vice President Trevor Beal. “It’s a unique process we use. Only 1% of coffee roasters use it.”

Located inside the Sierra Pacific Orthopedics campus off of Cedar and Herndon, the new shop will offer all the Rare Earth favorites to both patients, staff and the general public.

“We’re really excited to

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North Charleston wants your feedback on how to improve healthy food access | News

NORTH CHARLESTON — Government officials are working together to improve food access in the southern end of the city.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments and the city are cooperatively exploring options that would make it easier to access healthy foods in neighborhoods.

Many communities on the city’s southern end and in the Neck Area are in “food deserts,” where they lack a nearby grocery store.

Officials are asking for public feedback on mobility-focused efforts to provide people with food. The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/r/NeckAreaFoodSurvey.

Residents who complete the two-minute survey by the April 11 deadline will be

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