"After 19 years of writing the mail-order gift guide, nothing has dimmed my enthusiasm for finding secret sources for the new and the exotic. I never tire of the chase in the search for holiday gifts that actually taste as good as they look in the glossy brochures, not to mention arrive on time and intact. But on the 20th anniversary of the guide, in a year when everyone is craving a taste of something wonderful and comforting and familiar, I decided to showcase my all-time top 25 picks, chosen from the hundreds of foods I have tasted over the years. I tried smoked salmon from six companies. Classic Scottish Highland smoked salmon, a center-cut piece from DURHAM'S TRACKLEMENTS, beat five others from some of the country's best purveyors. With an exquisite balance of smoke and salt, it has a silkiness that melts in your mouth." --Marian Burros, The New York Times, November, 2001, “A Delivery of Holiday Bests”
Mail Order and Gifts

Our new book The Smoked Seafood Cookbook is now available!

How do you cook with smoked seafood? And can it work "outside the bagel"? Those are two questions that hundreds of customers asked over the years when they stopped by the Smokery.We've collected enough recipes not only to fill a book but to answer those questions in imaginative and delicious ways. . .

New Offerings and Old Classics!

Moving into our 12th fall and holiday season in Ann Arbor, we have some new additions to our regular offerings that over the past six months or so have garnered an appreciative following.  In rotation with smoked Rainbow Trout fillets, were doing a smoked North Atlantic mackerel fillet with a smooth texture and mellow rich taste that realizes the full potential of this star smoking fish.  We use. . .

Tracklements: Then to Now

Looking back, it seems that at Tracklements weve been trying to stay the course, while exploring new but fitting ventures. Starting out in Amherst, MA., as a basement & backyard operation (with the bathtub thrown in on occasion) with a whiff of single-malt fueled encouragement from Duncan Stewart in Ullapool, Scottish Highlands, our business plan was, and has been. . .

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