Selena + Chef is in time 4 on HBO Max, exactly where the pop star and make-up maven learns to prepare dinner a selection of dishes from qualified chefs. 

For the duration of episode 2, which is co-hosted by Prime Chef winner chef Kristen Kish, viewers have been caught by shock when Kish whips out a gravity bong and smoker attachment to infuse some greek yogurt for a Mexican corn-influenced dish.

As a cannabis editor, I understood immediately what sort of using tobacco apparatus was on screen: The Stündenglass is an legendary drinking water bong that takes advantage of gravity to make voluminous clouds of smoke.

However, I experienced by no means seen it used for everything other than cigarette smoking cannabis. Was I really about to see Selena Gomez seize some nugs and infuse her greek yogurt with weed?

Sadly, no.

In its place, the burgeoning prepare dinner utilised the device to melt away wooden chips with a  tray cloche attachment to include smokiness and depth to the Greek yogurt.  Then, Kish experienced Gomez unfold the yogurt around a flat plate in a slim layer to optimize the ingredient’s exposure to the smoke.

The end end result? A golden-brown and nearly meringue-like texture.

Connect with me hopeful, but there have been some figuring out glances and giggles as Chef Kish launched the Stündenglass established-up. Although they hardly ever discuss a word about Mary Jane, Gomez’s eyes lit up with glee as she spun the machine, enabling gravity and h2o to percolate and dispense smoke.

“It’s a $600 h2o bong, is what it is,” jokes Chef Kish in response to Gomez’s amusement, examining among the traces. (Technically, it is a $600 bong and a $200 dome attachment.)

This isn’t the initially time Gomez has smiled above cannabis references, she shared with Jimmy Kimmel Stay about the 1st time she uncovered how to use a bong. In 2012, for the duration of her press tour for Spring Breakers, Gomez laughed about needing the forged and crew essential to teach her how to use a bong for her job in the movie. 

Stündenglass’ star-studded collabs are not the brand’s only assert to fame 

A viral 2018 clip of Seth Rogan is nevertheless the first thing that will come to brain when I believe of Stündenglass. Considering that then, the model has introduced numerous movie star collaborations, such as Taylor Gang intended with Wiz Khalifa, Dr. Greenthumb with B-True of Cypress Hill, and a Cookies edition designed with rapper and entrepreneur Berner.

Impart smoky flavour onto your favorite foods with the Tray Cloche. (Courtesy of Stündenglass by means of Twitter)

In addition to partnering with famous artists and brands, Stündenglass has created a title for by itself in the culinary community: The multi-faceted gadget is employed by professionals and everyday individuals to create “next-amount recipes by including our signature wealthy smoky flavour to their favorite dishes and beverages, says Chris Folkerts, CEO of Grenco Science in an e-mail interview with Leafly.

“We are thrilled to see Kristen Kish and Selena Gomez use Stündenglass in time 4 of Selena + Chef. To have environment-renowned chefs and mixologists utilizing it on Tv set is humbling and displays that a minimal innovation can go a very long way towards de-stigmatization.”

Chris Folkerts, CEO of Grenco Science

“Stündenglass’ flexibility lets us to introduce it to a huge viewers. We are blessed to have a product that appeals to not just cannabis consumers but also aficionados of cocktails and delicacies,” clarifies Folkerts.

Smoke infusions are not the exact same as edibles

Commonly, a cannabis “infusion” refers to the addition of cannabinoids like CBD and THC to a dish to create edibles. The notorious pot brownie is an exceptional illustration of this, wherever cannabutter or another conduit is utilized to make a sure impact.

“Stündenglass does not generate edibles but elevates food items and beverages from standard to extraordinary.”

Chris Folkerts, CEO of Grenco Science.

Applying smoke to infuse food items, on the other hand, is an adventure for the senses—not just a way to get significant. There is no question about it: Stündenglasss presents a gastronomic spectacle. Whilst the price tag is high, so is the high-quality of working experience.

On top of the visible amusement the bong intrinsically supplies, gravity infusers are also explorative resources for connoisseurs who take pleasure in quality aromas, flavours, and inventive encounters of all forms.

“It excites all the senses,” shares Folkerts. “Watching the smoke pull in, hearing it bubble, the smell of the wood chips firing, and the style of a smoke-infused foodstuff or beverage. It’s an expertise that individuals like to share each in serious life and on social media. The unbelievable suggestions from shoppers, chefs and mixologists motivate us to continue on innovating for the industry.”

We asked a weed-influenced chef how to make infusions with real hashish smoke

As a self-proclaimed skilled pothead, I wasn’t notably keen on using wood chips to smoke Greek yogurt, or any foodstuff for that make any difference, when I could be making use of hashish.

Because the folks at Stündenglass had been understandably unable to notify me how to make this dish with actual weed, I tagged in culinary hashish skilled Chef Jordan Wagman to understand the nuances of smoke infusions.

What pressure is best for infusing yogurt? Why would anyone use smoke in its place of oils or butter? Are there any specific foods that are begging to be smoked? Is it a squander of perfectly fantastic weed smoke to marinate foods?

“In my experience, using tobacco is incorporating flavour and aroma complexity, [the dish] would not always be ‘infused’, per se,” Chef Jordan Wagman, director Type media and situations explained to Leafly.

“In a person of my dinners, which can be 10-15 courses, aroma and flavour are frequently plenty of. Not each individual training course in an infused encounter requirements to be intoxicating or have hashish at all.”

Chef Wagman clarifies that irrespective of no matter if you use fragrant herbs, cannabis, or other ingredients, it all will come down to the sensory encounter when working with smokers. Strains do not notably make any difference as the smoke is infusing aromas and flavours, not cannabinoids. 

“I would not endorse a pressure, but I would want to spotlight the acidity of yogurt and pair it with some thing quite superior in citrus (limonene),” he states.

As for the very best substances to use in a smoker?

Chef Wagman suggests, “The ideal goods to smoke are people that are porous. For example, an apple with skins wouldn’t be a terrific applicant but the instant you peel the apple, exposing the flesh, it results in being the fantastic fruit to smoke. Carrots should be blanched in boiling h2o, producing pours, right before cigarette smoking. Cheese and meats are also large up on my record of meals that I enjoy to smoke.”

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Ashley Keenan is the Canada editor at Leafly, as properly as a freelance journalist, marketing consultant, and client advocate in the cannabis market.

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