"I could build a smoke house"

Farm Smokehouse
Creative Commons AttributionFarm Smokehouse - Credit: James Emery

In culinary terms, smoking means using smoke from a fire to preserve food – mainly meat and fish, but also sometimes cheese and other products.

On traditional farms this would be carried out in a smokehouse, a small building constructed for the purpose away from other buildings because of the fire risk. The smoked food would usually be stored here too.