VIVA LA FRANCE!

I honestly know just about as much about French food prior to doing this post than Del Boy knows about the Lingo.  Very, little. I did in fact spend a brief stint in Paris in my youth.  Aged 19, some hapless idiot employed me as a Security Guard.  Clearly whatever I was guarding at the…

SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

Warning:  if you watch this video you are about to be seriously earwormed.  This song isn’t leaving your head for at least a week. There is in fact a very good reason I have posted the Minors of the ABC sing song for your annoyance.  This is ode to my pa who sang this to…

FOOD & MARRIAGE

It’s our wedding anniversary this week.  Four years ago I stood at the top of an aisle in a converted barn in Suffolk declaring to the world that I had chosen the fellow weirdo who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with.

THE RESOLUTION REVOLUTION

ALL CHILL, NO THRILL It’s 31st December and long gone are the days when I would be getting ready for an all nighter, drinking pint after pint of Guinness before making up the words to Auld Lang Syne, because no one really knows the words do they.  Nope, me and the Mrs just enjoyed a…

THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING

WHAT’S FOR PUDDING? My days of paleo were short lived.  I’ll give Mrs S this one happily.  What with chocolate hanging around everywhere and the abundance of recipe experimentation going on in my kitchen preparing for Christmas, I’ll confess; I’ve well and truly succumbed to my sugar addiction.  I don’t mind telling you that at…

CAPTAIN CAVEMAN

THE DILEMMA I’ve finally found the downside to getting involved in American style celebrations.  Christmas is coming and I’m still trying to recover from Thanksgiving.  It’s not just my bank balance that needs to go on a diet, right now I am dangerously close to shopping in the Big and Tall section.  Not good… I’m…

CHRISTMAS IS COMETH

1st December and just as predicted Mrs Shack is straight on my case… “it’s time to get the Christmas decorations down and for God’s sake change the light box to something Christmassy”

TOTALLY THANKSGIVING

I’ve had a hell of a lot to give thanks for this year; 2018 has been a big one.  First there was the launch of Jack’s Meat Shack, where I can legitimately claim to be working whilst I chow down on good food and drink beer.  Then there was the launch of Jack’s Meat Dust,…

ARE BURGERS A BOTHER?

Since the rip roaring successful BEARDYQ where three like minded beardy folk took to destroying Mrs Shack’s kitchen in a quest to peacock our culinary grilling prowess, there has been ample banter and machismo going on about BEARDYQ2; with a specific subject; Burgers. It was Einstein who said; “you have to learn the rules of the game…

A BLINDIN’ BIRTHDAY

“Alright Lads this is a respectable event and we will all behave accordingly” Greetings from the US of A, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave and the Mecca of all things Barbecue.  And to top it all off we are celebrating the day of my birth.  I am officially one step closer to…