Smoking is in. That is, as in cooking foods slowly over low heat using various types of wood, not as in inhaling toxic chemicals that lead to a slow and painful death. Experts tell me that tastes in wood chips are as subjective as tastes in wine. For example, i hate Chardonnay and I don't care who knows it. If you want to experiement with smoking on the barbie, but aren't sure which kind of chips to use, try it out, consider picking up one of Weber’s Trial smoker kits, with four trays with hickory, cherry, apple, and beech chips ($13) or a six-pack of mesquite, cherry, apple, hickory, and pecan, and beech ($18) In Toronto, you can find them at Deer Park, Dickson and Sunnybrook Home Hardware stores, www.homehardware.ca, Sobies BBQ , Ontario Gas Barbeque , The Sign of the Skier or online at Weber. Never used chips before and don't have a smoker? Here's an easy how-to from Canadian Living.