Racing to the Table Cookbook - Culinary Tour of Sporting America

Racing to the Table Cookbook takes a unique culinary tour of sporting America. Recipes are drawn from various racetrack areas across the country--from Kentucky to Louisiana to Del Mar to many more. For anyone who loves the sport of horse racing and the art of cooking, this book will cater to both of these activities. 

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Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 190 pages 

Copyright: 2002. First edition 

Publisher: Eclipse Press 

Author: Margaret Gutrhie 

ISBN: 9781581500844

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Description: Racing people know how to eat well. Whether it's dining out or using their own culinary talent to grace a table or tailgate, they have made good food part of their culture. 

In Racing to the Table, author Margaret Guthrie invites readers to experience the regional delights associated with racetracks across the country. She has garnered recipes from owners, breeders, restaurants frequented by post-race crowds, and racetrack kitchens, from Pimlico crab cakes to Kentucky burgoo. It's a collection that would inspire even the meekest cooks. 

Along the way, she weaves the florid regional histories of the racetracks and the fare with delectable recipes for all tastes and cooking skills. Colorful and historic photos of the tracks and famous horses add spice to the mix and make for a recipe book that combines a nostalgic flavor with delicious food. 

Anyone who has visited Siro's in Saratoga Springs, New York, after a day at the track will be taken back there with the restaurant's recipe for Roasted Rack of Lamb. The Barbecued Meatballs will remind readers of tailgating in Aiken, South Carolina, during the races. And for those who have never visited these locales, the food in this book will inspire you to go. What racing fan hasn't dreamed of eating Chicken-Sausage Gumbo or Slow-Roasted Duck after a day at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana? 

Guthrie's culinary tour also encompasses California's Del Mar, Kentucky's Keeneland and Churchill Downs, and New York's Belmont Park. Chicago and Miami also are on the tour. Racing to the Table is the eighth cookbook for Guthrie, a resident of Philadelphia. She contributes articles frequently to major newspapers and magazines. 

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Condition: Back cover has heavy creasing at bottom of jacket. Further very nice condition.

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