I knocked some cigarette ash into my coleslaw mixture - how bad can it be if I mix it in? Is ash ever used in any recipes?

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Jake
Jake February 20, 2011

That might be gross. Wood ash is used in nixtamal (processed corn) but only as a way to break down protein, then it's washed away. Tobacco ash + cigarette additives won't taste good in food. No judgement, but if you smoke while cooking, doesn't it make all your food taste like cigarettes?

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drbabs
drbabs February 20, 2011

Really bad. Don't do it. Please.

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Food52 February 20, 2011

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ADS
ADS February 20, 2011

I once had a particulalry awful dessert at at restaurant in Barcelona- the whipped cream was flavored to taste like a cigar ash....really vile.
Toss it.

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testkitchenette February 20, 2011

I hope you are kidding.

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pierino
pierino February 20, 2011

Ash, although not cigarette ash, can be used in making cheese. Not coleslaw however.

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obleak1
obleak1 February 22, 2011

Is this Ruth Bourdain?

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