BBQ

According to Wikipedia, BBQ is “a method and apparatus for char grilling food in the hot smoke of a wood fire, usually charcoal fuelled”. However you define it, at Lazy Susan we love a good old fashioned British BBQ. From cooking and cleaning to the latest gadgets and tips, we try to cover it all in this category. After all, what better way to make use of your Lazy Susan garden furniture than to get your friends and family over and fire up the barbie.

The latest BBQ trends & tips for summer 2016

The Stainless-Steel Smoker Box from Williams Sonoma

Over the last decade in the UK the average number of BBQ’s held per family each summer has risen dramatically from around 2.5 per year to 10. That’s pretty impressive considering our climate. Plus it clearly shows we Brits have embraced BBQ culture. And whilst we’re still playing catch up with our American cousins, a culture of grilling is most definitely on the rise in the UK. There’s no denying, that on both sides of the Atlantic, BBQ food incites real passion, and in the US at least, some fierce competition. And much like the garden furniture industry, consumer demand is driving product innovation and development. A burgeoning street food scene here in the UK is also driving us to try and recreate our favourite eats at home on the grill, to not be afraid to try new styles of cooking.

BBQ Tips and Trends for Summer 2015

Lakeland Social BBQ Grill

I had high hopes for the British summer this year. We seemed to have some cracking weather before the kids broke up but since its been a bit of a mixed bag really. Last week alone I think we doubled the usual rainfall for July. However, first sign of sun and its time to fire…

How to buy a fire pit

Hotspot 550 Fire Pit

Now is a great time to buy a fire pit. Off-season, nice and cold, nobody’s buying them, so there’s some great bargains to be had if you shop around. The trick with a fire pit is to buy one that’ll last, one that can be a permanent fixture in your garden. They make a great…

BBQ recipes from around the world

World BBQ Recipes

Last month we looked at some of the latest BBQ trends that’ll be finding their way into many a UK garden this summer. This month, I wanted to take it a step further and look at some of our fave BBQ recipes from around the globe. The UK has an unfair reputation of bad BBQ,…

The latest BBQ trends for summer 2013

BBQ Grill

In Asia they like their BBQ hot and spicy, in Argentina it is considered the national dish, for Americans it has to be extra large cuts of meat, smoked slowly over a low heat with say oak or hickory. And for us Brits? Well I guess people would probably say ‘charred’?!?! When it comes to…

Lazy Susan’s top 10 BBQ books

Maybe there’s some wishful thinking with this month’s book list. Its pretty nippy outside at the moment and I’m ready for the weather to get a little milder. So with that in mind, here’s Lazy Susan’s favourite BBQ books of all time. From BBQ technique to recipe books, we’ve carefully selected our Top 10 and…

The latest BBQ innovations & technology

Is there any new BBQ innovations or technology on the market? You would think that such a traditional and timeless method of outdoor cooking has seen its best new technology already and that maybe any new ideas would be in the recipes only. Well Lazy Susan have been doing a little bit of research and we’ve…

How to clean your gas BBQ grill

Nobody knows BBQ like the Americans and this great video by Lowe’s home improvement expert, Mike Kraft, shares some excellent tips on cleaning charcoal, gas and stainless steel BBQ grills and grill grates. With summer just around the corner, it makes sense to get your grill ready now in time for the first rays of…