About Me



Jack Greenall was just a guy with a really expensive hobby until he accidentally became a pro chef after an old friend called him up to ask if he wanted to help run a pop up restaurant. Jack didn’t find out til six months later that he’d been supposed to talk him out of it.

With that experience under his belt and a stint at foodie mecca Borough Market, Jack formed Smoke and Thyme as both a blog and a supper club, where he was delighted and as surprised as anyone to quickly find himself with a growing kindle of supporters returning week after week to give feedback on his latest creations.

To this day, Jack still uses his supper club to develop and perfect new dishes to add to his now substantial repertoire. While he looks for a more permanent home, Smoke and Thyme is popping up regularly with dates at his home in Ferry Road, as well as a few other venues around Oxfordshire. He continues to blog, develop recipes, take sexy food photos and even manages to squeeze in the occasional shift helping out at The Magdalen Arms.


Email: smokeandthyme@gmail.com
Twitter @smokeandthyme
Facebook www.facebook.com/smokeandthyme
Instagram www.instagram.com/smokeandthyme

6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. StefanGourmet says:

    Hi Jack, sounds like we have similar attitudes to cooking/blogging as I also like to understand why I’m doing something. We also seem to use the same reference books (McGee, Modernist Cuisine). It’s a bit difficult to discover your blog as you don’t seem to have any index? Perhaps I’m missing something. Anyway, good luck with your blog!

    • smokeandthyme says:

      Hi Stefan. I’ve got to admit, I’m pretty new to blogging, so I didn’t know what an index is or that I needed one – so I’ll be trying to sort that out in the next day or two. Thanks for the heads up, and I’ll be checking your blog out too.

      I’m currently working my way through McGee and Modernist Cuisine. I’m also reading Terre a Terre for modern, technique heavy, innovative vegetarian dishes and The French Laundry for beautiful, slightly more conventional cuisine.

      • StefanGourmet says:

        You can easily include an automatically generated index based on categories (if you assign those) or the date of publication. In the dashboard of your blog, go to Appearance, Widgets, and then select the “Archives” and/or “Categories” widgets. You may also like the “Tag Cloud”. You can see examples of them on the right bar on my blog if you like.

        Look forward to hear what you think of my blog. I’ll have to check out Terre a Terre because I’d like to get better at vegetable dishes (if not necessarily at vegetarian dishes).

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