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Big John's Speedway Grill

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by John Youk, Tricia Laning (Editor)
 
Fascinating interviews and behind-the-pit grilling stories with celebrity drivers including Kyle Petty, Sterling Marlin, and others.

No-nonsense grilling recipes, including rib-tickling appetizers, entr�es, sides, and desserts, each illustrated with full-color photos guaranteed to make mouths water.

An insider's guide to the NASCAR racetrack�chock-full of track

Overview

Fascinating interviews and behind-the-pit grilling stories with celebrity drivers including Kyle Petty, Sterling Marlin, and others.

No-nonsense grilling recipes, including rib-tickling appetizers, entr�es, sides, and desserts, each illustrated with full-color photos guaranteed to make mouths water.

An insider's guide to the NASCAR racetrack�chock-full of track lore related by a man with years of experience in the NASCAR pits.

Organized by geographical regions�Big John's authentic voice enlivens each region's personality, folding in his favorite restaurants and hot spots, racetrack stories, and regionally styled recipes loaded with fresh, local ingredients.

Big John's most successful grilling hints and tips, including super shortcuts and flavor boosters.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Grilling at a racetrack? The uninitiated may scoff, but to race car fans, this book makes sense and is long overdue. A veteran mechanic, fuel man, Goodyear technician, and cook for over 25 years, Youk services both cars and taste buds with panache. Here's a book for grill enthusiasts everywhere that doesn't take shortcuts. For example, while some might presume that Speedway Grill is a carnivore's dream (a heavenly one, to be sure), the author also offers succulent dishes for vegetarians, including grilled vegetables, salads, and, yes, even pecan pie. Readers will enjoy the vignettes as much as the easy-to-follow recipes. Organized by region, this book delights in doling out grilling basics, cooking tips, a restaurant not to be missed, and behind-the-scenes information about NASCAR. Designed with colorful photographs of dishes and scenes from the racetrack, this is essential for medium to large libraries.-Steven G. Fullwood, Schomburg Ctr. Lib., New York Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780696226878
Publisher:
Meredith Books
Publication date:
01/10/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Big John Youk can fix a car and a great meal. He began as an auto body technician in the garage of his own body shop. Five years later he was hired as a jackman by Grand National stock car team owner James Hylton and began working with some of the best drivers and teams in racing including Hendrick Motorsports and team Sabaco, owned by Felix Sabates. After working in garages and on racetracks, eating nothing but bologna sandwiches, he decided it was time to fire up the grill. He proposed cooking for NASCAR teams. Fifteen years later Big John's grilling is a favorite among teams and drivers including Wally Dallenbach Jr., Dale Earnhardt Sr., Dale Earnhardt Jr., Robby Gordon, Bobby Labonte, Sterling Marlin, Joe Nemechek, Kyle Petty, Jimmy Spencer, and Michael Waltrip. Big John continues to cook around the track, grilling for Competition Tires East, the east coast tire provider for Goodyear Tires. He lives outside of Philadelphia with Dot, his girlfriend.

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Big John's Speedway Grill 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am in AWE over Big John's book. These recipes are out of this world. I've made a dozen recipes in the past week and a half. I must say, each and every one has been excellent. Another good quality is Big John's ingredients are common items, inexpensive and very little prep work. Purchase a copy today and spread the word to everybody you know. Great idea for a gift.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great cookbook! John's Bumpin' & Bangin' Wings are the best I've ever had - my friends and family all love them too! The wing recipe alone is worth the price of the book. I also highly recommend the venison backstrap - yummm. This is definitely a cookbook you will use! A must have for food lovers, cooks and Nascar fans.