Formula 1 BBQ Cookathon


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

BahrainMar 26-28Chicken Machboos (Machboos ala Dajaj) with Khubz Arabi
ItalyApr 16-18Swordfish Salmoriglio
Smoked Ossobuco
PortugalApr 30-May 2Febras assadas
Portuguese Grilled Sardines
Peri-Peri Chicken
Bolo do Caco
SpainMay 7-9Secreto Ibérico de Bellota
Spanish Tortilla
MonacoMay 20-23Socca
AzerbaijanJun 4-6Lyulya Kebab with Lavash
FranceJun 18-20Confit de Canard (Confit Duck)
AustriaJun 25-27Wiener Schnitzel
AustriaJul 2-4Coachman's Goulash
Great BritainJul 16-18BBQ Tandoori Chicken Skewers
HungaryJul 30-Aug 1Smokey Chicken Paprikash
BelgiumAug 27-29Cherry Glazed Meatballs with Stoemp
NetherlandsSep 3-5Dutch Chicken Satay (Saté)
ItalySep 10-12Chicken Spiedini with a Lemon Caper Sauce
RussiaSep 24-26TBD
TurkeyOct 8-10Turkish Lamb Adana
USAOct 22-24Austin Breakfast Tacos
MexicoNov 5-7Tacos Al Pastor
BrazilNov 12-14Chicken ‘Espirito Santo’ with Tomato & Peanut Sauce
QatarNov 19-21Chicken Shawarma
Saudi ArabiaDec 3-5Djaj Mashwi (Marinated Grilled Chicken)
Abu DhabiDec 10-12Persian Lamb

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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