I recently saw an episode of Jamie Oliver where he created a stovetop smoker using a cracker box and wood shavings. Then, the other night, a friend gave me a mesquite log. I talked about using it in my oven and he warned not to use it indoors, as it releases carbon monoxide. Now I am paranoid about burning wood indoors and wonder what is and isn't poisonous.
You deserve a cookie.
Sign up for our useful, inspired emails and we'll give you everything you need to eat and live better -- including recipes, how-tos, and exclusives and great gift ideas from Provisions, our kitchen and home shop.