The Hungry Sailors: Pro-Q Smoker (£34.95)
If there’s one thing that Colonel Dick Strawbridge is famous for – other than his walrus-like moustache – it’s his ability to knock up weird and wonderful cooking contraptions with consummate ease. So the Pro-Q smoke generator is the perfect present for Hungry Sailor fans and DIY fanatics, as it gives the recipient a good excuse to reach for their tool box and get creative.
The smoke generator comes with 100g of oak wood dust, which slowly burns over ten hours, pumping out aromatic smoke to cold-smoking anything from salmon to bacon. The fun comes from building an air-tight chamber to trap the smoke – perhaps from an old barbecue or filing cabinet. Though the more rustic and more creative the better…