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Create the perfect BBQ day for all the family!

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Our top tips for the perfect BBQ

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If the weather is hot then a BBQ is ideal, but in Britain we love a barbecue even in light rain! It’s practically a British tradition. Whatever the weather, here are our top tips for finding great food and more to create the perfect BBQ day (or night!). 

BBQ – check

Paddling Pool – check

Cool Beer / Prosecco – check!

Once you’ve got those vital essentials, here is our guide to the perfect BBQ day with all the family!

Step 1 – Choose some delicious recipes to make it memorable 

Feeling experimental? Take a look at these fab looking recipes for inspiration – Click this link.

Daddy Cool's Chilli Sauces 5, MyArtisanMarketsStep 2 – Visit your local markets, go and buy the freshest ingredients. Click here to find food markets near you! If you’re in the Midlands, our suggestion is Daddy Cool’s Rubs & Sauces for the perfect way to marinate your chicken. Also try ‘Not Your Average Sausage’ (they can be found at Wilmslow Artisan Market) for the most fabulous sausages – but any that are freshly made with no preservatives would be great too! Get your fresh bread at the market too, and most markets have some fresh veg stalls.

Definitely don’t forget your flowers – no British summer table is complete without a pretty yellow alstroemeria bloom! See this beautiful bloom by Bloom & Wild and discover their letterbox flowers today.

Why not try some fun plants? You could use brightly painted recycled tins or beer cans and a cactus or succulent for a quirky table decoration! Cactus Parlour have some fun ideas. 

Prefer to go vegan or have vegan guests? Check out these vegan markets and stallholders for some inspiration.

Step 3 – Don’t forget snacks too! We suggest The Weston Biltong Co. for the best protein rich yet low fat Biltong a great healthy snack for all the family.

Step 4 – Food prep & fill the water bombs for the kids! Paddling pool optional. Kids swim wear & lots of suncream.

Step 5 – Get the BBQ lit & friends round and enjoy!

We hope you have a fabulous time!

To see which markets are on near you click here.