Emma Braby

Writer and Barbecue Lover


Barbecue, Grilling, Smoking (cooking), Steak, Beef


  • Barbecuing and grilling since 2016.
  • Written for FoodFireFriends since 2020.
  • Currently owns a Kamado Joe and a Pro Q charcoal smoker.
  • Passionate BBQ enthusiast with a focus on low and slow smoking with charcoal.
  • Experienced freelance writer and editor specializing in food ingredients, cooking with and maintaining charcoal grills and smokers.
  • Skilled in creating BBQ recipes, with a particular passion for beef and steak.


I’m a content writer specializing in a few topics, with food and dogs being my favorites, and I was excited to learn I could join FoodFireFriends to share my grilling and smoking knowledge with you all.

I love a BBQ — it is the best, most original way of eating. Building a fire, controlling heat and smoke, and creating the most fantastic food is my favorite way to spend my weekends. It draws the family together and reunites us in a way that nothing else can, and with my Kamado Joe Classic II and a Pro Q Smoker, I love trying out new recipes, whatever the weather.

I am 33 years old, have had my KJ for around six years, and my ProQ smoker joined us about four years ago.

I have always loved to cook, but since leaving the Police, I can now enjoy weekends with my loved ones, and naturally, I soon found my passion for outdoor cooking. I’ve not had a complaint yet, and as long as it’s not too spicy, my English Bull Terrier is also partial to a scrap or two. So everyone’s a winner at my dinner!

My journey from BBQ novice to, as some have said, Queen of the Grill, was a learning curve, resulting in a few meat and finger casualties along the way. What I love about grilling and smoking is there are always new and exciting things to learn and cook, and thanks to websites like FoodFireFirends.com, there is now no excuse for bad BBQ!

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