Charcoal BBQ

Charcoal v Gas – The Green Question?

        We’ve dealt with the charcoal v gas issue in the past, but it has come up in conversations again recently. There was a study in the United States about the relative carbon footprint from an average charcoal bbq, versus a gas bbq. The study measured a bbq of 35,000 Btu’s per hour, […]

Rotisserie Cooking

Rotisserie Cooking Tips and Advice

Here are a few tips that can show you how to get the best results from your rotisserie. Anyone who is used to rotisserie cooking will appreciate the splendid results that can be achieved. However, some people who are new to rotisseries might need a hand. And some people might be thinking about getting a […]

Kettle BBQ and Chiminea

Discounted Chimineas, Fire Pits & BBQ’s

We have  discounted our range of chimineas, fire pits and BBQ grills. Chimineas and fire pits  These products are terrific when the evenings are slightly chilled, but nevertheless are still good for al fresco entertaining.  Some of them also have a BBQ.  You can burn either charcoal or wood in all of them. To see […]

Porchetta 1

Porchetta. The Italian Take On Roasted Pork Belly

I was speaking recently to one of our customers who bought a rotigrill rotisserie bbq.  They have a pub/restaurant in Wilton, Wiltshire, where they regularly provide spit roasted Porchetta for their clientele. Just hearing Bill talking about it made my mouth water, so I’ve developed my own version of the dish.  At The Swan they […]

Porchetta 1


This Italian dish brings together some amazing flavours to pork belly. Ingredients 5kg/11lb piece of pork belly – boned and trimmed of excess fat Optional: 1 x pork loin or fillet 25g/1oz coarse salt 1 large onion chopped 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, roughly chopped 2 tbsp bunch fresh sage leaves, […]