Well the 25th National BBQ Week finished on Sunday, although...Read More
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 Covid restrictions have been lifted from July 19th, it’s time to get back to some 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 is our Silver Anniversary, celebrating a Quarter Century of Better British BBQ’ing, due to Covid, we’ve had to move from our traditional end-May slot to July 5th, as well as extending it for two weeks, rather than one, but hopefully 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.
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!
Finally, if you needed to be told that you can char-grill fruit and don’t want to put on a couple of ounces, don’t try this, simple, but extravagant, self-indulgent, high in fat and definitely not one of your 5-a-Day, but absolutely delicious!
Most first time BBQ’ers buy a simple charcoal grill, but gas grills can now cost under £50. So just what’s the best? Well; gas is simpler to use and more easily controllable. Whilst charcoal is more traditional and adds that essential BBQ taste. A simple guide is ‘gas for ease’ and ‘charcoal for taste’.
Our bbq RoadShows have now finIshed for another year, its been great fun and we’ve distributed thousands of brilliant bbq food & drink samples, So a big thank you for all those lovely people we met & we hope you enjoyed it!
The underside of disposable BBQs can get very hot! 🔥❌ With this becomes the unknown threat that they pose to your safety, unfortunately this dad found out the hard way! Read more // #DitchTheDisposable #NationalBBQWeek #NationalBBQWeek2021 https://t.co/ewdFH2utJvRead More
Who wants a burger?🍔 WIN amazing BBQ prizes and be crowned with a BBQ Bapta Award by giving us an insight into your BBQ set up! Check out our categories, rules and prizes up for grabs on our website now! // #NationalBBQWeek #BBQBapta #FoodFestivals https://t.co/enMKAKFHAPRead More
Looking for a great charcoal barbi? 🔥✨ The ‘Landmann Taurus 660’ is classic oil-drum style charcoal grill with height adjustable enameled cooking and charcoal grid to allow for effective grilling. Checkout our favourite BBQ's on our website! #NationalBBQWeek #BBQReview https://t.co/1ycwPKryiQRead More
The BBQ Baptas video upload competition closes on August 15th so make sure you get your entry in before then!
Invite your friends, family neighbours or colleagues round for a Barbi, take a video and upload, who knows you could be the next Sizzlin’ Spielberg or Q Tarantino! You coud also win a big BBQ prize.