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AUTUMN BARBECUES

While the smell of burning charcoal may traditionally be the domain of the summer BBQ months, an unseasonably mild autumn has opened up the rare opportunity for one the more unusual cooking scenarios – an autumn BBQ. Whether you’ve built your own bonfire, are setting off some of your own fireworks or already have a great view…

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Marinading Magic

Barbecuing is one of the UK’s most fabled cooking methods; the stuff of legend attempted only on that magical time of the year when the sun dares to shine. Historically, we in the UK have a penchant for overcooking our barbecue meat and in doing so we end up missing the golden opportunity to explore…

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To skewer or not to skewer

It may be one of the most inelegant, unsophisticated ways of eating, but there is something wonderfully joyous and childlike about eating beautifully barbecued, piping hot Irish beef straight from the skewer. While skewering meats and veg can be traced back to the age when neanderthals roamed the wilds, modern man still finds a use…

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A guide to topping steak burgers

There’s nothing better than an utterly impractical but incredibly tasty Irish steak burger stacked high with a multitude of toppings.   Gone are the days when one would dare to ask for a ‘plain’ burger – now it is customary to add an array of toppings that can provide an incredible burst of radically different…

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BBQ & As

BBQ’ing offers a great opportunity to gather together friends, family, neighbours or even work colleagues to socialise over some great food. For those willing to venture outside the realm of simple burgers and experiment with alternate cuts of meat, the BBQ can be a haven for hidden flavours – often adding char-grilled smoky tastes and…

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