I’ve been cooking since I was a kid to be honest, I grew up in West London and I was exposed to all sorts of food from different cultures. My mum was born in India , dad was Irish so a great mixture of food. Also, Jamaican food was on tap, my best mate’s family was from Jamacia… if you haven’t tried Salt Fish and Bakes give it a go.
Been doing limited bbq for years like chicken, ribs, burgers, foreribs but not as a blogger. But didn’t realise there was a massive global community out there. I set up Twisted Ribs on the back of going to an event in Coalville Leicestershire in early 2019.
My mate suggested we visit this bbq being held at a local sports centre, I thought it would be burgers and hot dogs….No.. it was a full-on professional European event from memory linked to the SCA.
I was lucky enough to meet both Ed from Eds Own BBQ and Kev Edge from Edge BBQ whilst there, was absolutely blown away with their advice / support and what we feasted on.
Spent time with Ian McKend on the ProQ stand and learnt a lot and drunk a lot of Harbour Beer……that’s when I got the bug to go next level thanks to those guys. So invested in my first proper ProQ Excel upright and haven’t looked back. I learnt a lot from so many people since then and still do now.