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THE FILING CABINET SMOKER: THE BUILD – PART 2

Sunday I tested my smoker for the first time.  This is how it looks at the moment.

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Ok… It’s not the most beautiful thing in the world but I do believe with a lick of paint it will scrub up quite nice.  But who really cares what it looks like?!

I thought that it might be finished but… unfortunately I discovered it was not.  I have, however, learned some lessons and by next week it will be ready.

This was the first time I have had an entire day on the weekend to really knuckle down and get some work done on the smoker.   Here’s what happened.

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Cooking: Barbecue Glazed Pork Ribs (Not Barbecued)

In this blog I have decided to show you just one of the ways I might cook barbecue ribs when cooking on the barbecue is not an option.  Some of you might say that using the barbecue is always an option, rain or shine you would use it but… most people wouldn’t necessarily share that opinion.  Personally, I would love to use the barbecue whenever possible but I don’t when it’s too cold.  If I had a smoker I would probably use that more often.  I am in the process of building one and you can see how that is progressing by clicking here.

So here’s my barbecue pork ribs.

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Cooking: Fried Chicken!

Today I cooked some fried chicken.  I’ve been desperate to cook something and since it’s harder to cook barbecue in the winter I decided to make something easily prepared indoors.

Why fried chicken?  Well first of all it’s relatively easy.  I don’t and will never claim to be making fried chicken as well as the likes of @motherclucker but for those of you who would like to make something really tasty at home before your next trip to your favourite chicken place… this might be a good place to start.  The good thing about this is it can be adapted to pretty much anything you want.

So what will you need?

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Lilo Newport: Chicken Shawarma, Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Chicken Wings.

Today I am going to ‘review’ Lilo Newport, Grill House & Juice Bar.  Lilo Newport is a restaurant/takeaway serving authentic middle eastern food.  The reviews I have read give a positive impression of the restaurant and the food looked good so I gave it a go.

First of all lets discuss what I ordered and how it is described on the menu.

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Sawyers Bar and Grill – Magor, Newport: The Ribs and The Pulled Pork Burger

This is the first ‘review’ of an independent restaurant posted on The Munch and Tattle and probably the only one that will be of a restaurant in Newport, South Wales for a long time.  I will review both the ribs and the pulled pork burger from Sawyers Bar and Grill.

 Although there are places to eat in Newport, there aren’t too many stand out places that everyone loves to go for good quality food and in particular, barbecue and grill.

Sawyers Bar and Grill only opened it’s doors on 22nd of August, 2014 and I didn’t wait long to have a go.  Sawyers bar and Grill is really the only place in Newport serving this type of food. Continue reading Sawyers Bar and Grill – Magor, Newport: The Ribs and The Pulled Pork Burger

Cooking: Burger Time!

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.

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Can Anything Beat the Great Full English Breakfast?

Just recently I made myself the best Full English Breakfast I have ever tasted.  I know that sounds unlikely to you, but I believe everyone makes the best Full English Breakfast, in their own opinion.  Only you know how you like it and nothing else quite steps up to the mark.  Despite there being a massive selection out there for alternatives, most people still choose the Full English Breakfast when they want to indulge.

This had me wondering, is there anything out there that can really rival the great Full English Breakfast?

(Generic picture of English Breakfast by Jeremy T. Hetzel, Some rights reserved)

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Top Ten List of Places I Would Like to Eat!

Top Ten places I would like to eat.

I’m sure that just like me, many of you spend most of your time on the internet religiously scrolling through Twitter, salivating because every other Tweet shows images of some incredible burger, tasty ribs or a slowly smoked tender and juicy brisket.  If you don’t,  it’s probably because you are lucky enough to eat this food on a regular basis.  I sit at my desk feeling very hungry and extremely disappointed with my miserable lunch 99% of the time.  This does mean that, until now, I have kept a list of the top ten places I would like to eat in my head.  Some of them are actually very nearby and some are much further afield and will probably stay on my list for a very long time.

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