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  • Miss Piggy’s Classes and Corporate Team Building.

    Miss Piggy’s were, yet again given a fantastic opportunity over the last few days (3rd and 4th September 2013) to preach the gospel of ‘Low and Slow’ true U.S. BBQ along with our partner in the U.K. BBQ Association http://ukbbqa.com/ , Adie Platts, at the Universal Cookery and Food Festival held at Warbrook House in Berkshire.http://www.cookeryandfoodfestival.co.uk/

    The show was specifically by Chefs for Chefs, to enable them to stay on top of any trends in the Food world. Thankfully for us and everyone involved in U.S. style BBQ in the U.K. this fantastic style of cooking we all love is one of those top trends at present. We proved to be a great attraction raising awereness and interest. ucff1 ucff2 ucff4 ucff5

     

     

    Most of April and May 2013 Pitmaster of Miss Piggy’s, Scott Lane has been in the fortunate position of being invited to be a bbq consultant for Asdas bbq team Butchers select, in their attempt at this years Memphis in May World BBQ Championships. It has been a great couple of months with many secrets and techniques shared from both sides. We feel the team will be well equiped to go over to Memphis and ‘hold their own’. We would like to wish John, Dermott, Mark and the rest of the team Good ‘Smokin’ luck and we will be rooting for you. Hope your name is called last! Have a look at a short video of their trip.

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    Following on from this Miss Piggy’s BBQ along with our Partners in the UK BBQ Association Bite the Bullet BBQ were asked to give a 2 day BBQ Corporate Masterclass. The event was absolutely fantastic and has hopefully formed the blueprint for future Corporate events and team building. Here are some pictures from ‘Alfreton in August’.

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    Attendees were split into four teams and given a gazeebo, cookers, meat, spices and sauces and everything they needed to cook ribs and one other meat, along with sides. They were also asked to decorate their stands as they would in a big U.S. competition such as Memphis in May or The Jack Daniels.

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    There was even a T Shirt catwalk competition. Even though this was an ‘all for fun’ two days the competition was fierce. So after the initial Masterclass given by Miss Piggy’s and Bite the Bullet it was down to the serious BBQ. The teams were judged in a mixture of KCBS blind judging and Memphis in May onsite judging. Some fantastic food was presented for judging, along with amazing effort on presentation, and all in all it was an extremely succesful and enjoyable 2 days.

    Should you require further information about a Corporate event including team building BBQ competitions such as this please get in touch. scott@misspiggysbbq.co.uk

     

     



  • Fire and Food Magazine feature.

    Here is the published feature for Fire and Food magazine.

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    courtesy of www.fire-food.nl

    Here is a rough English translation of the article, thanks Harry Havinga!

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    Thanks to everyone who took part and to all of our sponsors, especially Weber U.K. for providing most of the days equipment.

     



  • Feature day for Fire and Food magazine.

    About a month ago we were contacted by ‘Fire and Food’  magazine about the possibility of them writing an article about Miss Piggy’s and also the UKBBQ Association and UK BBQ in general. We were thrilled at the prospect as the magazine reaches approx 70,000 readers in Germany and Netherlands. We settled on Sunday 10th of March 2013 as the date of the shoot.  We thought it would be a good idea to combine the weekend with a UKBBQA meeting on the Saturday afternoon and, on Saturday evening, a meal out at The Globe Inn, which is the venue for our first competition, and the first ever KCBS sanctioned competition in the U.K.

    The meeting went well and so too did the meal. The chef at the Globe is fantastic and I can’t beleive the quality of the food for the prices they charge! One of the specials enjoyed by some of the party was pan fried pheasant with bubble and squeek. Wow!

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    If I said everyone was very quiet and didn’t drink much at all, would you beleive that? Well it was a BBQ crowd what do you expect? We even tried to continue the UKBBQA meeting after returning to HQ !!!!

    The following morning though everyone was up bright early setting up and prepping their dishes to present for the article. It was madness with so many cooks in such a small space but we all made it work, and the Dutch magazine editors (who I had told everyone were German!) thought it was one of the best shoots they had been to. The magazine is published in german and Dutch and, apparently goes out to approx 70000 readers. After its release we can put a link here for everyone to read and they even promised to translate it for us. Part of the article was about Miss Piggy’s and the rest about UKBBQA and the British BBQ scene in general. They asked us to produce 5 dishes and to try to focus on typically British themes. Here is what we did.

    Adie Platts of Bite the Bullett BBQ Team and co-founder of UKBBQA produced a beautiful take on our traditional Sunday Lunch pf Roast Beef. He cooked a boneless prime rib roast with Yorkshire Puddings and Roast Potatoes all done on his Jambo Pit and Weber Smokey Mountain cooker.

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    Claire Platts, also of Bite the Bullett BBQ team, cooked a Linzer Torte for dessert, again on ‘Edna’ the Jambo pit.

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    Charlie Langridge of Smokin’ Penguins BBQ team cooked a Full English Breakfast fatty on a Weber One Touch Grill and a Weber Smokey Mountain cooker.

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    Miss Piggy’s prepared our Chicken Tikka and a Smoked Lambs Liver Casserole again on the 2 Weber cookers.

    We all had a great time doing the feature and our visitors from the magazine seemed to enjoy the day too. We have more pictures on our facebook pages and also soon on the www.UKBBQA.com website. We would like to say a massive thankyou to our sponsors for the day Weber, for helping us make it possible. Also thanks to everyone that attended and took part.

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