Cookbook cover for The Tailgater's Cookbook


David Joachim

Untreed Reads
November 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1611874495



There is a good chance your kitchen bookshelf holds a book or two (or three) by David Joachim. Since 1992, Dave has authored, edited, or collaborated on more than thirty-five cookbooks, including including four grilling books and the bestselling A Man, A Can… series, which has sold more than 1 million copies. He is a frequent television guest offering expert tailgating tips.  He is in the cooking expert for the American Tailgating Association, and lives in Pennsylvania.

An M.A. in English and former writing teacher, Dave has written articles or appeared in national magazines including Cook’s Illustrated, Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Men’s Health, and Bicycling. He has appeared on ABC’s The View, Fox and Friends, Unique Eats on The Cooking Channel, Emeril Live!on The Food Network, Home Matters on The Discovery Channel and A Chef’s Table on National Public Radio, among others. He is the co-founder of Chef Salt, a line of artisanal seasoning blends available at Learn more about Dave at

THE TAILGATOR’S COOKBOOK provides over 90 must-have recipes to make at the game or take along for tailgating. Recipes include everything from simple appetizers like beer boiled shrimp, to impressive grilled foods like Memphis-style babyback ribs, to sophisticated desserts like tiramisu. An introductory chapter provides tips on essential equipment and techniques for cooking up a great party in the parking lot. Tips throughout offer entertaining tailgate trivia, sources for supplies, and ideas on how to better enjoy your gametime gathering.