Friday, 24 July 2015

Backyard BBQ Battle - First 6 episodes

Over the past few days, my BBQ friend Bill Pudim and I have been involved in the filming of a brand new grilling-bbq show for Eastlink TV.

Coming soon to a TV set near you is Backyard BBQ Battle.

2 grillmasters
Canada vs USA
New school vs old school
simplicity vs complexity
1 ingredient... cooked in 2 very different ways.

The whole experience this week required a learning curve.  We had a great crew from Eastlink that really pushed us in order to get the best shots under a tight shooting deadline.  

Some of the Eastlink crew : James, Neil, and show host Stewart

During the two days, we were able to shoot 6 episodes and 6 cooking tips.  We will gather again in August to shoot 6 more episodes.  All of these will be edited and will air on Eastlink TV this fall.

Thanks to our meat Sponsor Clancy's Meat Co.  It was an honour to be able to feature their wonderful meat on our show.

Here are a few more pics from the day of shooting including a few money shots of our food creations.

Pork Tenderloin

Our judges table.  Thanks to Jennie Doucet-Leblanc from Uniquely Yours Design for the set design.

Photo by Marc Durocher Photography
Photo by Marc Durocher Photography

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Kapuskasing BBQ competition

The Kapuskasing BBQ competition is less than a week away.

It promises to be a great event and will be held on the Circle during the lumberjack festival.

Entry is 75$ and includes your meat, your entry into the Mystery Box competition and prizes.

Here is a list of prizes up for grabs.

Grand Champion:  Muskoka Chair (Prize Value $300)
Reserve Grand Champion:  Yamaha Outdoor Speaker System (Prize Value $200)
1st Place Chicken:  Wireless Weather Center (Prize Value $50)
1st Place Ribs: Wireless Weather Center (Prize Value $50)
Mystery box:  Wine/Cheese Cutting Board bag, 4 Stemless Wine Glasses, Picnic Blanket, LCBO gift card (Prize Value $100)
 Plus, an authentic wooden cutting board crafted in Kapuskasing.
Sizes vary for different winners. Large, Medium and Small. 
For more info, you can contact Ashley at