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Super Pizza on its way soon with the Ooni 2s

Just a short and sweet post this one.  I am now the proud owner of an Ooni 2s.  It’s fantastic and the day I found out I was going to own one was a really great day.  Formerly known as Uuni before their re-branding.  I was actually extremely lucky to win this fantastic piece of equipment thanks to a competition ran by another blogger, Nathan, KungFuBBQ.  His blog is truly fantastic and growing in popularity every day.  Beautiful photography, incredible food and loads of inspiration.  If you aren’t already familiar with his blog – Go have a look, subscribe and look through as much as you can because I guarantee you will find loads of recipes, hints and tips and you will find incredibly useful and thoroughly inspiring.  It was by Nathans recommendation that I purchased The Pizza Bible book that provided the recipe for my first cook using the Ooni.

I’ve only used it once so far.  Normally when cooking I would have my camera by my side photographing every step of the way so that I can show you.  Not this time.  I wanted to get to know the Ooni before having to think about photographing what I’m doing at the same time.

The first cook went well but it was clear that I have much to learn.  The temperature wasn’t high enough.  The dough stuck to the grease proof paper that for some reason I had the dough balls proving on.  Most importantly the pizza did taste fantastic.  The best part…. I know they can be better!

 


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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66

The Reigniting of my Passion for Barbecue and Smoking.

I haven’t posted anything to my blog for a very long time.  My domain had expired and my drive to write anything had disappeared.  I have loved barbecue food for a long time but my ignorance meant that I didn’t make the most of what I had.  Although I have a large Weber Mastertouch at my disposal – I mistakenly believed that they could only be used for grilling.  I think most of the UK public incorrectly hold a similar view.  What I really wanted to do was smoke some meat but I couldn’t afford to buy a dedicated smoker.  After watching videos of Frankin BBQ on Youtube I was sure that an offset smoker was the way to go.  I even tried to build my own filing cabinet smoker but it just didn’t work (despite the popularity of the post) and I gave up.  The dream of smoking the all mighty brisket at home was all but guaranteed never to happen.   Continue reading The Reigniting of my Passion for Barbecue and Smoking.

New Job, New Discoveries and a Healthier Lifestyle?

I haven’t really posted anything to the blog recently and that is because I have started a new job.  Previously, I had worked in an office environment for around 5 years.  The job allowed me to spend all of my time on the computer and a large proportion of that time could be spent on the blog.  There just wasn’t much work.  There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that but if you don’t go to the gym and keep active it can ruin your health.  I am a perfect example of that.  Combined with the fact I love my food, I can safely say that I don’t lead a healthy lifestyle at the moment.  I hoped that this was something that might start changing. Continue reading New Job, New Discoveries and a Healthier Lifestyle?

Personal Blogging

I have decided to add a ‘Personal Blog’ section to the website.  Nothing major but sometimes I would like to talk about something other than food.

Food remains the primary focus of The Munch and Tattle.  I don’t want the blog to lose it’s identity and change into something else but you should expect a few extra bits now and again. Perhaps adding a bit more personality to the blog and letting you know a bit more about me.  Don’t know what yet.  Might include photography.  Might include travels.  I will see how I feel 🙂


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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66