A unique premise, it’s a cookbook that takes local ingredients from the states that the American premiere stock car racing series’ tracks are located.
From Daytona to Las Vegas, Phoenix to Atlanta, and Pocono to New Hampshire and all stops in between, the author and her co-author, Eddie Crowther, track down the best local ingredients from each venue to make their recipes sparkle.
“It’s like being there when you can’t get to the races. I love to immerse myself in the locales I long to visit through my kitchen,” Candice stated. “There’s nothing better than eating my own version of the Martinsville (VA) hotdog when the drivers are short track racing in the spring, and then feasting on authentic Kansas City barbeque a few weeks later when the racing comes to the midwest. Each week offers a new opportunity to try recipes with ingredients local to the where the racing action is at that time. In addition, Eddie and I banter on every page about the locale, the track, a famous driver, and anything and everything else. We had the best time writing Drafting the Culinary Circuits together!”
Smith is a prolific writer with two previous books under her belt, Christmas Candi: A Guide to Year-round Holiday Bliss, and The Man Behind the Beard, co-authored by Pat Ficcio, as well as thousands of articles with her byline.
According to her bio on Amazon where her books are sold, “Candice worked in the world of Motorsports where she wrote articles about NASCAR and IndyCar. She created and helmed a website and Internet Radio program entitled Drafting the Circuits where she scheduled and interviewed drivers and other personalities in the world of racing including the legendary Mario Andretti, NASCAR Hall of Famer Bobby Allison, IndyCar legend Bobby Unser, 10-time ARCA champion Frank Kimmel, and Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi among scores of others In addition, Candice secured media credentials for Drafting the Circuits to cover races from the Indianapolis 500 to the United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas, and NASCAR races at Texas Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Pocono International Raceway.”
Eddie Crowther is pleased with Drafting the Culinary Circuits, his first book. This Florida resident is originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. He loves attending Central High School football games, rooting for the Tennessee Vols, and watching NASCAR. He also loves cooking! When asked about writing Drafting the Culinary Circuits, Crowther responded, “Writing this book with Candi has been a pleasure and a surprise!! I was surprised I could even do it, but she was sure I could. What fun we had and now that I have my copy, it became real! Ya’ll need to hurry up and order yours!”
Together Smith and Crowther have created something “highly entertaining, useful, and witty for race fans, food fans, and people who just love to eat,” explained Candice.
The premise is simple. Wherever the racing series goes across the nation, Candice and Eddie choose local ingredients from those locales and create recipes around them. Grouper sandwiches from Florida, blueberry muffins from New Hampshire, and so much more are included in this fabulous cookbook for race fans, food fans, and race fans who love food! There are even cocktails!
Drafting the Culinary Circuits is available on Amazon. To learn more about the book, follow its page on Facebook, www.facebook.com/DraftingtheCulinaryCircuits. To learn more about Candice Smith log on to Chief187.com.
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