Inspiration

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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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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Roasting A Turkey on the BBQ!

In my parents’ generation people talked about entertaining whenever they had guests at the house for a dinner or special occasion. That definition may sometimes be a little lost, but with the Christmas decorations in-place, I can’t think of a more theatrical stage setting for such a special time with loved ones. With any production […]

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Fire-Up The Grill In 2016

Don’t you hate that situation where you have people over for a BBQ, it’s time to start cooking and the coals aren’t ready! I remember back in the late 80’s when my parents first bought a charcoal BBQ and the anticipation around it. I think we’d been pestering our parents to get one for ages […]

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My Foodie Mecca – Honeywell’s

I’ve often been asked where my love of great food comes from, and the answer is there are many sources. Firstly, mum was a great cook and baker, and growing up everything was made by her from scratch. We lived out in the Lancashire countryside and all around us were fields with sheep, cows, wheat […]

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