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…

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.

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”

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…

MY SEXY BUTT

Unfortunately we are not discussing my derriere.  I have been told that it is rather ample for a man although it makes buying jeans an absolute bastard! The bloody era of Indie and 16 year old pop stars has not done anything to assist the cause either when skinny jeans became all the rage. No…

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.

(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…