Fun and Educational
Over the period of the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup, I did a really fun challenge where I cooked a dish on the BBQ from 1 country that was playing on that day. Through Twitter, I got people to vote for the country they wanted to see me cook from, and then I would rush around frantically trying to get the ingredients to put the dish together.
I found it challenging, but what I really loved about it was that I discovered so many new recipes and ingredients, many of which I still use today. The researching of national dishes was great and educational.
The Smokin Elk took this about 10 steps further when he embarked on the mammoth challenge of cooking a dish outdoors from every country in the world! It was awe-inspiring (and again educational) to see him succeed in his challenge.
The Next Challenge
So I was thinking of a way that I could replicate what I did back in 2018 for the World Cup, and being a Formula 1 fan, I thought why not cook at least one dish from the country where the F1 Grand Prix is being held. It is truly a global sport and offers an opportunity to research and discover new cuisines and ingredients.
The research has already begun, which consequently I am loving, with the first cook planned for the weekend of 27th/28th March. The current timetable can be seen below. I say current because this season just gone was heavily disrupted, so some of the weekends could be subject to change. If that happens, I think it will add to the fun.
I will be updating this table with the dishes I will be cooking.
Formula 1 Schedule 2021-22
|Bahrain||Mar 26-28||Chicken Machboos (Machboos ala Dajaj) with Khubz Arabi|
|Italy||Apr 16-18||Saturday: Swordfish Salmoriglio|
|Portugal||Apr 30-May 2||TBD|
|Great Britain||Jul 16-18||TBD|
|Hungary||Jul 30-Aug 1||TBD|
|Saudi Arabia||Dec 3-5||TBD|
|Abu Dhabi||Dec 10-12||TBD|
Feel Free to Join In
I would love it if people wanted to join in. Even if you aren’t an F1 fan, I’d really encourage you to give it a go and see if you enjoyed researching the dishes you could cook and how they could transfer to cooking outdoors. If you do give it a go, make sure you tag me in any posts as it would be great to see your creations.