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What a year and a bit it’s been, as Covid and the Lockdowns have changed the way we all live and now that the vaccination programme is working and the restrictions have been lifted, despite the somewhat underwhelming summer so far, it’s time to get back to normality, get out in the garden, invite round some friends and family and go for the grill, as its pretty much certain that by now we’ll all be going Barmy for a Barbi!
Although this year was our Silver Anniversary, celebrating a Quarter Century of Better British BBQ’ing, due to Covid, we had to move from our traditional end-May slot to July 5th, as well as extending it for two weeks, rather than one, but we hope that we”ve still managed to bring you all the best in BBQ, news, tips, advice, recipes and BBQ RoadShows, plus of course our ever-popular BBQ Baptas. And we’ll be back for the late May Bank Holiday in 2022.
We’ve come a long way from those dim, distant days of summer 1997 when National BBQ Week was first launched and the cry was “If it ain’t burnt, it ain’t barbi”. National BBQ Week has not only helped change all of our attitudes towards BBQ and summer eating, but it’s also helped grow the BBQ market from just 9 million BBQ occasions back then to over 150 million in 2020, with 15 million being held over last year’s sunny Easter Holiday. Despite the recent awful weather, all indications are that we’ll hit the 200 million mark this year!
As if it needed to be proved here is a superb and simple example of a vegetable that’s just great on the grill. Aubergine is in my opinion vastly underrated; the Miso and sesame add a wonderfully oriental flavour, balanced by the Dijon and honey!
Introduce some colour to your Barbi food, red, green or yellow bell peppers are great flame-roasted to enhance flavours. Once skin has blackened, place in a plastic bag to cool. The skin will then easily peel-off. Green and yellow courgettes also grill well as do chilies, asparagus and aubergine.
Our bbq RoadShows have finIshed for another year. its been great fun and we’ve distributed thousands of brilliant bbq food & drink samples, So a big thank you to all those lovely people we met, we hope you enjoyed your visit!
@SandraC0206 Hi Sandra, we've now followed you on Twitter, so could you please provide your address/phone no./email. Thanks National BBQ Week TeamRead More
@AdrianEBold @UKTrave11er Hi Adrian Congratulations you've won a BarbiBox in the 25th National BBQ Week competition. Please message us with you name/address/email/tel.no to arrange delivery. Thank you The National BBQ Week TeamRead More
@SandraC0206 Hi Sandra Congratulations you've won a BarbiBox in the 25th National BBQ Week competition. Please message us with you name/address/email/tel.no to arrange delivery. Thank you The National BBQ Week TeamRead More
The BBQ Baptas video upload competition closed on August 15th and we are currently in the process of evaulating all suitable and relevant submitted videos. Winners will be announced by mid-September.