Welcome to Heck of a Dish!

We put this site together to share our love of all things food with others.  We’ve got recipes, reviews, articles about food and importantly, details of our BBQ adventures.

I hope you enjoy your journey with us!



An American born in Kansas City, I’ve been living in the UK since 1996.  I have a passion for food and travel.  Not professionally trained, but I have been cooking since I was about five and grew up being in the kitchen helping to cook, canning and otherwise enjoying food.

Proper American BBQ is one of my specialities.  I have been grilling and smoking meats for more than 25 years and was lucky enough to spend some time with Paul Kirk (Kansas City Baron of BBQ).  I’m a proud member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

In addition to cooking, my wife and I share a passion for entertaining. We regularly host themed dinner parties.  This often serves as inspiration for new cooking ideas.