Steven Raichlen's Project Fire

Wrangler Tailgate

Season 1, Episode 10 of 12

The first tailgating party took place in 1869 at a Princeton-Rutgers football game. Picnickers grazed from food arranged on the buckboards of horse-drawn wagons-the precursor of one of America's most favorite pastimes: tailgating. Today the party goes global, starting with lettuce-wrapped, smoked pulled lamb from the wood-burning smoker at Odys + Penelope in Los Angeles. Next, honey soy chicken wings ingeniously smoked on skewers-eat them like lollipops. Brisket tacos, served with avocadoes and wood-grilled salsa, make a magisterial main dish. And true to the global tailgating theme, potato salad gets the Peruvian treatment with yellow chile-spiked cheese sauce. Smoked pulled lamb in lettuce leaves; Honey soy chicken wings; Brisket tacos; Peruvian potato salad.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
9/20/2018
11 a.m.
8/14/2020
1 p.m.
8/17/2020
8 a.m.
7/9/2021
3:30 p.m.
4/8/2022
3:30 p.m.
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