Inspiration

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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Perfect Easter Lamb Recipe

Lamb and Easter go hand-in-glove and there’s something beautifully fresh and delicious about this roasted leg of lamb with fresh herbs, garlic and a spot of mustard. Set your BBQ up for an indirect roast between 180 and 200c, put the lid on and be sure to have the vents full over on a kettle […]

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BBQ’s are for Life, Not just for Christmas!

All too often I hear the same comments about BBQ’s in Britain, “we just don’t have the weather”, or, “you can only use a BBQ a few weeks in the summer!” It’s absolutely not the case because it would be like saying you can only drive a convertible car when it’s a nice day. The […]

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Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple salsa and Sour Cream

Jerk chicken is a Caribbean classic and one that can easily be tamed if you aren’t a fan of having your head blown off with heat. Although the list of spices may look lengthy, there is an easy way to put this within easy reach even on the busiest of days. By focusing on the […]

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Sausage Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

This is a cozy wintery comforter, or a brilliant flavoursome dish to enjoy alfresco with some fresh pasta and crusty bread on a beautiful summers eve. Get down to your local butcher and select a flavour of sausage that suits you and your family. Let the butcher do the flavouring for you and then claim […]

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