2017 Speaker

Samantha Evans & Shauna Guinn

In 2012 Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn ditched their long standing careers and went on a six-month road trip across America to fuel their life long enthusiasm for bluegrass music and Dolly Parton and to discover the alchemy of slow and low barbecue.

They became so obsessed with American barbecue that they decided to try and make a living from it back home.

Since arriving back from their travels, and ​​​​in just 3 years, they went from feeding 5 bar flies in a pop-up in a backstreet boozer in Cardiff to becoming BBC award winning chefs, restaurateurs, cook book authors and outdoor cooking specialists.

This is a crazy train of a story that they tell with passion, enthusiasm and humour about how Hang Fire came to be.