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.
The book is here! Pre-ordered months ago and eagerly anticipated so that I can cook excellent barbecue – Franklin Barbecue: A Meat Smoking Manifesto finally arrived a week or two ago. Why am I only telling you about it now? Well, I’ve been busy. But this is not a review. I haven’t cooked anything in the book yet and so it would be unfair to review it. Once I have, I may write a separate post giving my assessment but I’m guessing it will be great.
If you haven’t heard of Franklin BBQ… Shame on you! Franklin BBQ is arguably the most popular BBQ restaurant and although I am yet to try the food myself, I have heard great things. I strongly suggest that you look them up and if you ever have the opportunity… Try their food.
With summer fast approaching and the sun beginning to show itself, I am looking forward to the opportunity to barbecue more often. I know many of the hardcore barbecuers will cook outside rain or shine, but I struggle. In the coming months, I hope to barbecue often and I will be happy to share my experiences with you. In particular, the recipes in this book!
Have you already used this book? Let me know what you think 🙂
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Written by Tomos Newland-Jones @MrNewland66