Formula 1 BBQ Cookathon

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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

CountryDateRecipes
BahrainMar 26-28Chicken Machboos (Machboos ala Dajaj) with Khubz Arabi
ItalyApr 16-18Saturday: Swordfish Salmoriglio
Sunday: Ossobuco
PortugalApr 30-May 2TBD
SpainMay 7-9TBD
MonacoMay 20-23TBD
AzerbaijanJun 4-6TBD
CanadaJun 11-13TBD
FranceJun 25-27TBD
AustriaJul 2-4TBD
Great BritainJul 16-18TBD
HungaryJul 30-Aug 1TBD
BelgiumAug 27-29TBD
NetherlandsSep 3-5TBD
ItalySep 10-12TBD
RussiaSep 24-26TBD
SingaporeOct 1-3TBD
JapanOct 8-10TBD
USAOct 22-24TBD
MexicoOct 29-31TBD
BrazilNov 5-7TBD
AustraliaNov 19-21TBD
Saudi ArabiaDec 3-5TBD
Abu DhabiDec 10-12TBD

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.

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