For most people, it would be the end of the world if they were not able to make a barbecue.
And for Sam the one-time smoker, it has been a great life-changing experience.
For Sam, the barbecue was a way of giving back to the community.
But Sam’s BBQ in the UK is not just about the food.
Sam says that his love of cooking is not restricted to just the barbecue.
He also enjoys cooking for his family and friends.
“It’s very relaxing,” he says.
“And when you cook for the family, the family is a big part of it.”
Sam’s barbecue is made by hand and uses traditional ingredients.
The meat is cooked over open flames in a cast iron pan, which is then finished off with a special sauce and garnished with black pepper.
“We’ve always wanted to cook for everyone, not just the ones who are at home, so that’s why we started with the barbecue,” Sam explains.
“So when you’re cooking with the family and having a family barbecue, it’s something that everyone can enjoy.”
Sam explains that he started cooking for the first time when he was a child, and it was only when he got older that he could truly enjoy the experience.
“I think the first barbecue was when I was seven, and that was when my brother and I went to go and watch the fire,” he explains.
He explains that there were many different kinds of firewood available, and he would spend a lot of time experimenting with different types of fire wood.
“One day I was at a fire, and my brother was sitting on the ground, and we were like, ‘what is that?’
“The second one I was a teenager, and I was able to go to the fire. “
I was a bit of a wild child, so I got on my own, and started learning the fire skills that I was now able to use,” he adds.
“The second one I was a teenager, and I was able to go to the fire.
I remember my mum coming up to me and saying, ‘do you want to learn to cook?’ and I just did, and so that was really important.”
Sam now works for a family business that is run by his dad, with the aim of bringing out a more traditional, less-glamorous side to the business.
Sam has been making barbecue for his whole life, but for the last seven years he has been working with his dad to bring out a new side to his family business.
“There are people who are just like me, but they’re more adventurous,” Sam says.
Sam’s dad is a smoker, and says that he enjoys having the opportunity to do something that he loves, and has never had the opportunity before.
“He’s the only smoker that I know of, so it’s just a pleasure to have a smoker that’s just as passionate about it as I am,” he shares.
“When I’m smoking, I like to relax, and then I have my BBQ, and if I’m having a good time, I love it.”
While Sam is passionate about cooking, he does not hold back on the ingredients he uses.
“People often ask me about my barbecue, and a lot more people ask me than any other, and when I’m not smoking, people will ask me what I’ve got in the fridge, and there’s no doubt about it,” he reveals.
“A lot of people ask, ‘so, how much is it, how long is it?’
I always say it’s a little bit longer than you think, it’ll be about six months or more.”
Sam says he is not the only one making barbecue on the side.
“If I’m cooking at home I’ve probably got around 20 to 30 people in my house, so a lot are also cooking for themselves,” he continues.
“They’re just like, we don’t have time to cook.
And it’s because I’m making the best BBQ.”
Sam has also been making BBQ for his mum and dad since he was five, and his mother says that she enjoys it.
“She’s always happy, because she knows what’s going on,” Sam adds.
Sam is proud to call his mother and dad “my brothers”.
Sam’s mother is also proud of his barbecue, but says that there are some aspects of the process that she does not like.
“As I’m working with Sam, I’m learning more about the different parts of cooking and I’m looking for things to change,” she says.
Although Sam and his dad are both very passionate about the process, Sam’s mum and father do not agree on the exact ingredients that he is using.
“Sam has said that he’s going to cook something different,” she explains.
Sam explains to Sam that he likes the traditional, traditional cooking, but has always wanted more experimentation with the recipe.
“My mum and Dad are both really good cooks, and they cook for each