DON’T GO BACON MY HEART

My wife is actually a weirdo. She claims she doesn’t. like. bacon. How is this even a thing?! Bacon is the main reason I’m not a vegetarian. Bacon makes everything better in life.

BEARDYQ

BEARD FACT NO 1:  IN THe middle ages touching a man’s beard was incredibly offensive and in extreme cases often lead to a duel. Nowadays I find that people just seem to come up to me and stroke my face like I’m some sort of cat. The truth is, having a beard isn’t just all…

WHISKEY IN THE JAR-O

Whack for my Daddy-O, Whack for my Daddy-O, there’s Whiskey in the Jar-O. Fucking awesome song about a Highwayman betrayed by his lover and now butchered by numerous drunken twats on karaoke night.

HOLY COW

Eating a nice bit of beef is like a high five for my mouth. A variety of cuts of grilled steak, minced beef chili con carne, Sunday Roast beef and mustard, corned beef sandwiches… from the average to the lavish there’s no mistaking that all beef is beautiful. I’m obviously not on my own with…

BUT FIRST, COFFEE

The English are known as a nation of tea drinkers, there’s nothing more English than the thought of your nan in a flowery hat with a bone china cup and a fresh brew.  And I like a cup of tea, but I LOVE a cup of coffee.  I am in fact, like many, a coffee…

(LUCK OF THE) IRISH BARBECUE

From last week’s blog post we travel from the Land of brisket barbecue, Texas to… Ireland?  Wait, wait, wait hear me out.  You might just be interested to know that not everything in Ireland is boiled. But before we head into the facts, another Irish themed Jack connotation for you readers as told by me…

YEE HAW! TEXAS BARBECUE

Like most little boys, when I was a young wee Jack I knew I wanted to be a Cowboy when I grew up. Not the sort of Cowboy that would tarmac your drive for £9.50, a true Texan Cowboy. I would often imagine myself as a gun slinger, drinking in old style saloons and lassoing cattle…

THE VEGANS ARE COMING!!!

Up until a few weeks ago I literally thought that nutrition was all about eating when you’re hungry. But apparently there’s a lot more to it than that.  And there’s a hell of a lot of bullshit out there.At the risk of sounding like some kind of diet Diva know-it-all, I’ve noted that since jumping…

THE CARB BEFORE THE STORM

I was extremely privileged to be asked to write an article for the brilliant UK BBQ Magazine recently and my initial reaction was “awesome mate, of course I will!!” It wasn’t until I returned home of course when reality set in, followed by panic and of course a complete mind blank. What on earth was…

TRAEGER? WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT?

Mrs Shack’s guide to outdoor cooking machinery and why it matters.It’s not really a secret that we love Traeger here at the shack.  Let’s not overlook the obvious.  We talk about it all the time, we blog about it, we take pictures of us next to it and plaster them all over Instagram. Jack is also…