If you go to Jon's account on instagram you will see the huge variety of food this man cooks -everything from burgers to wraps and tacos, beef ribs to pizzas. Many of you will already know that Jon hosts a regular book review of the food and fire/BBQ variety. These really are worth checking out. More recently Jon has started compiling recipes for a community recipe book. I love this idea, and it has really engaged the BBQ community into getting together and submitting their favourite cooks, further showing how brilliant the BBQ and food community really is!
WHAT GRILLS OR BBQ'S DO YOU COOK ON?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COOKING?
About 20 years
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST COOKING FAILURE?
Making a curry years ago ran out of frozen peas so added a tin of processed peas - it turned into a pan of green slop
WHAT IS THE BEST RESTAURANT YOU'VE BEEN TO AND WHAT DID YOU EAT?
Has to be Katz deli New York ,I had Katz Reuben
HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA OF COMMUNITY COOK BOOK?
I was a guest on Sizzle Show with Jason @corkbbq and talking about The Bbq Cookbook reviews/recommendations which I do on Friday ,we talked about bringing out my own book ( bit tongue in cheek) afterwards I had a chat with Paul @flamesbbq and between us the bbq community cookbook was born
HOW MANY RECIPES ARE YOU HOPING TO PUT IN IT?
We are hoping to have at least 80 recipes in 7 chapters
HOW MANY PEOPLE AND WHO ARE WORKING ON IT?
I have formed some close friendships within the bbq community, when the idea to put the book together I obviously couldn’t do it on my own so I asked 3 close friends one being Lee @smoke&sear the next is Tom @smokefacegrilla and Paul @flamesbbq all 3 guys are fantastic and I appreciate their help so much and also my sister Nicky ,the reason for my sister being involved is we lost our Dad to cancer last year and are giving the proceeds to 2 charities one been MacMillan cancer charity and the other too Young Minds Mental health charity
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR YOUR DAY JOB?
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT COOKING OR WORKING?
I love watching true crime stories
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COOK OR MEAL?
Possibly a burger the combinations are endless
WHAT IS YOUR "GO TO" QUICK COOK?
Chicken skewers with oregano, garlic and olive oil
WHAT IS YOUR PROUDEST MOMENT?
Building a big extension on our new house
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FILM, TV SHOW AND BAND/MUSIC?
Film has to be Shawshank Redemption, TV is Only Fools and Horses, Music is Eminem
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING YOU'D BUY IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?
A GMC Yukon SUV
HOW MANY COOK BOOKS DO YOU CURRENTLY OWN?
At a rough guess possibly 500
HOW DID YOU FIND TAKING PART IN THE BIG K BURGER BATTLE?
Taking part in the big K battle was fun, I love been creative and who doesn’t love burgers my ideal competition
HAVE YOU BEEN INVOLVED WITH ANY OTHER COOKING COMPETITIONS?
I can’t wait for Jon to review the rest of the 480 plus cook books he has! I’m just about to start my house extension so I hope Jon is ready for the torrent of questions probably coming his way, I may even see what his rates are for bricklaying and cooking lunch at the same time!