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…

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.

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…

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…

TO BRINE OR NOT TO BRINE – THAT IS THE QUESTION

If only Shakespeare had a wood pellet grill I guarantee his writing wouldn’t be half as sombre…. So what the bloody hell is brining I hear you ask and why invest in the bother?  Brining is one of those things that takes us back to the Olden Days where the process of submersing meat in…

JACKY HAD A LITTLE LAMB

According to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, sales of lamb has progressively declined over the last 15 years and when I think about it, I am probably one of the contributors to this decline as my natural instinct when picking a meat generally gravitates to cuts of beef, pork and if the…