Inspiration

John Whaite’s Lamb & Black Olives in Rosé Wine with Wholewheat Pasta

My second cookbook adaptation from kitchen to BBQ is a recipe from John Whaite’s latest book – Comfort, Food to soothe the soul. Food fulfils many roles in our lives, whether it’s fuelling us, putting a halt in our hunger, satisfying some of the deepest cravings, or in the case of comfort food it can take […]

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Joe Wicks Sausage & Red Wine Casserole

This is the first post in a series where I’ve taken a recipe from one of this Christmas’ best selling cookbooks, tested them, and written them to suit the barbecue. One of my goals for this series is to show that pretty much anything can be cooked on your grill, and that to cook something different on the barbecue […]

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Treat your family to a Christmas Feast created on the BBQ

Christmas is about being with the people you love and indulging yourselves, be it in quality time, games, gifts, or in my case, with a fantastic Christmas feast! It really doesn’t have to be as hard as it’s made out to be, and with a little planning and pre-work ahead of the big day, the […]

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Winter Barbecuing Tips

If you’re new to my blog then you may have raised an eyebrow at the title of this post, but those who know me know I believe there really isn’t a season for BBQ; there are just different things to cook that suit the weather. Here are my Top Tips for using your grill long after the […]

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Are Bank Holiday Weekends the Christmas of BBQ?

No matter where I go in Britain I hear the same tales of woe regarding the Great British weather and how it can often ruin that quintessential past time, the Bank Holiday weekend BBQ! I’ve been thinking a lot this summer about how to make cooking outside easier for people and as we approach the August […]

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Banishing BBQ Myths – The sun doesn’t have to shine to light the BBQ!

To me the BBQ should live just outside the kitchen door so that it’s never too far from hand. If you’re back having picked the kids up from school it can sometimes seem like a chore to do something out of the routine, but just as we all try to squeeze in that workout routine, […]

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Moules Mariniere

I love it when people I teach have that light bulb moment and realise they can use the BBQ as the traditional grill, but also as a way to cook just about anything they can think of. Cooking equipment for the kitchen comes under the heading of “kitchenware” but for BBQ’s it’s “accessories”, and I […]

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Banishing BBQ Myths – A BBQ is for Life, not just Sunshine

“We don’t have the weather in this country” “I’d BBQ more if I could guarantee the weather” “What happens to your events if it rains?”

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Charcoal or Gas?

That age old question, “which is better, charcoal or gas?” It’s a question that comes up time and time again, whether at food festivals or during chats with friends looking to buy a BBQ, and opinions are strong! In the UK there is definitely a strong sentiment that charcoal is where it’s at for taste […]

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BBQ’s are not just for Burgers & Bangers (V)

Barbecues are synonymous with meat, and in the simplest form, burgers and sausages. With the recent increase in the mercury, talk in the media has turned to dragging out the BBQ, dusting it off and seeing if it’s still working. Unbeknown to the mainstream food journalists there are legions of BBQ cooks up and down […]

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