Review: Oakridge BBQ

I was first introduced to Oakridge BBQ’s range of international award winning, artisan handmade barbecue rubs and grilling spices at Grillstock last year.  Mark Slatter and James Loye of UK BBQ Team ‘Ditch Brisket’ were there for the weekend, and kindly let me sample some of them.  They were incredibly enthusiastic about the Oakridge products, and…

Kelly’s Kansas Steak Rub

It’s here!  Thanks to rub and sauce maestro, John Gower of Quiet Waters Farm in North Devon, there is now a brand new steak rub available to buy that carries my name! And it’s stunning!  This is what John says about Kelly’s Kansas Steak Rub … ‘Inspired by our friend Kelly Bramill’s love of a KC style steak rub…

Review: Bob’s Family Butchers, Hatfield

Mark Burley, and his wife Vanessa, are the proprietors of Bob’s Family Butchers located in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.  Mark began working there when he was 12 years old until he left school, but even then he continued to help out during the Christmas period every year. It appears butchery remained in his blood, because years later he…

Review: Palmetto Moonshine from Shine London

Moonshine is un-aged, corn bases whiskey with it’s illicit, colourful and incredibly interesting US history dating back to the 18th century.  It was the history and culture surrounding it, as well as the flavour, that sparked the interest of Shine’s co-founders Stephen Morgan and Matt Gatfield whilst on a road trip along the East Coast…