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…

ROSS & ROSS – FOR THE LOVE OF BACON

  Christmas morning 2017 at 06.00am, I run down the stairs in excitement to see what Santa Claus had brought me. My little face lit up like Rudolph’s nose when I laid my eyes on the numerous presents of different sizes wrapped in yellow wrapping, black ribbon and Batman stickers.  It’s probably at this point…

LIFTING THE LID

Long gone are the days in which the BBQ lid was used as a make shift hat to protect the alfresco chef from unpredictable weather the British isle has to offer.  The lid plays a vastly important role, whether you’re cooking on a kettle, drum, smoker or gas BBQ. Modern BBQ Lids have built in vents…

DEEP FRIED TURKEY – THE MOST DANGEROUS COOK ON EARTH?

I do love to experiment with my outdoor cooking nothing gives me cheap thrills like learning something new when it comes to meat.  So imagine my sheer beardy delight when on a trip to California, some good friends of ours asked, “would you like to come over for some deep fried Turkey?” It’s official.  The…

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO MARKET

Corrrr how much do you and your wife eat… get this all the time.  If you nosey on down to the Instagram posts you will see that we tend to cook up massive feast size meals but the truth is we do have a normal (ish) size portion and the rest is filtered down military…

DO YOU LIKE MY BUNS

There’s no argument to be had that the burger is a culinary versatile genious and whilst I have experimented on occasion with various additions such as pulled pork, onion rings and eggs, nothing can quite beat your classic bacon cheese burger cooked to perfection. Now whilst this post is predominantly about bread, I cannot miss…

CHEAP AS CHIPS CHICKEN LIVERS

Now it’s not a secret that I am partial to a nice piece of meat and I have on occasion been like a kid in a sweet shop when I’m wandering around Smithfield market and planning my excuses to the Mrs when it takes two of us to carry the bag of load back to…