SMOKING SHELLS Peanut Shell Smoked Duck Breast is an example of using everythingmdasheven the shells

SMOKING SHELLS: Peanut Shell Smoked Duck Breast is an example of using everything—even the shells.

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Shawn Culp, culinary arts department chair at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, got the inspiration for Peanut Shell Smoked Duck Breast from an old Southern secret.

“Historically, hams were smoked with peanut shells to utilize the by-product of peanuts, which are abundant in the South,” Culp says. “Instead of throwing the shells in the garbage, [it’s] here’s what we can do with this.”

When Culp teaches garde manger classes, he focuses a lot on curing and smoking meats a

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