GREEK GEEK

Friends, what a week it has been.  I am extremely overwhelmed with how this little thing known as Jack’s Meat Shack is starting to take off.  I may have mentioned before but Jack’s Meat Shack started as a piss take by the missus because I would be outside cooking whatever the weather in my flip…

KAMADO COMMANDO

Readers, there is a new love in my life.  And, no, I haven’t binned off Mrs Shack, there is still use in the old bird yet.  I do in fact mean I am the proud owner of a Kamado Joe Classic 2.

BRISKET FOR BEGINNERS

BRISKET! The word which brings smiles to the faces of barbecue enthusiasts all over the UK.  It’s not just an excuse for us to spend hours pawing tenderly over our barbecues whilst this massive slab of meat slowly roasts away, the results of our labour of love are phenomenal.  There is a reason why patrons…

LESSONS FROM NANNY IVY

We live in a world where we are downright spoilt for choice when it comes to dinner choices.  It’s as easy as rocking up to your local supermarket, browsing the chilled aisle and picking out an entire meal, including wine for a tenner.  The most difficult part of the process  is getting the correct oven…

PATTACAKE PATTACAKE

I get the same level of excitement as Shrove Tuesday rolls round as I do at Christmas.  The thought of pancakes on this special day most definitely brings out the sweet loving child in me.  I have who idea why, it’s not like I don’t have pancakes at any other time of the year, it’s…

DOWN IN MEXICO

There is a long and tasty history which leads us up to the Old El Paso do-it-yourself kits which we know and love today.  It is believed that traditional Mexican food dates back to the Mayan Indians who were rambling around Mexico over 9000 years ago feasting on corn tortillas and bean paste.  The Mayans…

MY FOODIE VALENTINE

Having literally just recovered from the anarchy of Christmas, Valentines Day has snuck up on me like a ninja.  Unlike most years where I do the lastminute.com dash to the closest Tescos to grab Mrs S a card on 13 February,  I’m on top of the preparation game and I’m bringing y’all along for the…

JACK’S SHACK GUIDE TO BIOHACK

They reckon that by 2020 the UK health and fitness industry will be worth a eye watering £22.8 billion.  It appears that everyone is a superstar in the making, and there is often a longer wait these days to get on that particular machine you want to use in the gym to make way for…

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…