For quite a long time I have been keen to get my hands on a plancha/griddle plate for my BBQ. There are a number of options branded specifically for the BBQ available for those who own Kamados or Weber Kettles but nothing for people with the less popular brands. After a good while of searching I decided to bite the bullet at visit a local steel fabricator. Continue reading New Plancha: Burgers
So I thought I would try to make my own mince for burgers. I’ve had the electronic mincer for quite a while and still haven’t used it. Every time I’ve been to a shop intending to by meat for the mincer I have backed out because it seemed to work out so much more expensive. This time I thought it must be worth the extra effort so lets have a go. For my first attempt I decided that I would try to use the most accessible meat from a local supermarket. I hoped this would bring down the cost but also demonstrate what is possible to those who don’t normally shop at a butchers.
You’ve got to love it when the sun comes out and you can finally bbq without your raincoat on. Finally, summer is here and for some of you, this is probably the only time of the year that you will get your BBQ out of the shed. Better make the most of it! Continue reading BBQ Burger Day
This isn’t breaking news. I’m certain that many of you already know but I am still thrilled to share this news with you. Anybody that has read my blog would know that Hang Fire Smokehouse are incredible. They were voted ‘Best Street Food’ by the BBC, launched Wales’ first craft soda and obviously cook the most incredible Barbecue food – you should do anything they can to go and eat their food. However, I realise that this is not always possible and so the announcement that they are releasing their very own cookbook is incredibly exciting. Now you can cook their food at home! Continue reading Hang Fire Smokehouse Announce Cookbook Deal!
Today I fancied beef burgers and so I made some. I was also in a more experimental mood that usual so decided to try something a little different. At least for me anyway. Whisky! Today I cooked Whisky beef burgers with red onion, red onion chutney and gouda cheese in a brioche bun. Continue reading Cooking: Whisky Beef Burgers with Red Onion Chutney.
As some of you may know, last weekend I had the fantastic opportunity to visit Shebeen Festival 2015. You can read a little about it here if you are interested. It was fantastic. The entertainment was brilliant, but the highlight and the main reasons I made the trip to Manchester for the festival were the food.
Among other things, I particularly enjoyed The Busan BBQ’s Pork Belly. The pork belly had a great flavour and spice which worked fantastically with the apple and cabbage slaw. I wanted to make this at home and set about finding out how. Continue reading COOKING: PORK BELLY BUN
A bit of fun today. Nothing too serious 🙂
Now and again I drift off into my own little world. My imagination runs wild and the world is for the taking. Suddenly I can imagine a life where I can make all my dreams come true! Start my own business, write a book, travel the world or cook something so incredible that people queue hours to eat at my restaurant. Perhaps it’s hope more than anything but I think we all have these moments and it’s great! At least I hope so or I am starting to sound very strange. Our imagination makes everything possible so why not right?
Well today I had one of these moments. It started with me just thinking about what I fancied to eat. Then I thought about what I might have if I could have anything I liked. Doesn’t matter where from or who cooked it…. I could ask for it and it would be here. I had trouble choosing and so I started to think about what it would be like if I could eat all my favourite food, everything I have ever tried and loved or am yet to try in one place. One unbelievable, mouth watering and perfect restaurant.
Sounds great right?! I bet your starting to think about what you would choose right now.
I know that everyone is busy during the week and many of you might not get to check your social media accounts until the weekend. This is why I have created this ‘Sunday Round Up’ so that you will never have to miss a blog again!
If I am honest, calling this a review would be unfair. I don’t know whether the book is well written and I don’t plan on going into detailed analysis of the entire book. All I can say is whether or not the food looks good. It’s more of a shout out! I like the book and if you like tasty food… You should definitely take a look.
Most of Jamie Oliver’s (or any celebrity chef) cook books are conscious about promoting healthy eating. While I think that people shouldn’t be encouraged to eat unhealthily, I do believe chefs should release more books like this. ‘Comfort Food’ gets me excited about cooking and eating which is important. The food looks incredible and I get excited about every recipe. Continue reading Book Review: Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food.
A couple of days ago I decided that I want to make the best burger possible in my own home. Inspired by The Beefy Boys (@TheBeefyBoys) and my recent visit to Sawyers Bar and Grill @Sawyersmagor (review here) I gave it a go. I believe that I am competent enough in the kitchen to make a burger. With the knowledge gained scrolling through Twitter recently, I should know how a good burger should look and taste.