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Hi

 

I just saw an article about this book called carbecue about cooking on car engines. And I just wondered if anyone has tried doing it before? Does it work? Any thoughts? I assumed it would be terrible but then looked at the photos on the website and it looks amazing. www.carbecue.co.uk 

Anyway I'm gonna buy one to see what it's like and if its rubbish at least my dad's Christmas present is sorted!!

 

MJ

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I first encountered in the 1970s in a few different books by Dian Thomas, mostly in the Roughing It Easy line of books. 

 

http://www.dianthomas.com/a-makemealanadventure.htm  Scroll down to Car Manifold Cooking. This was much more practical on the cars of the 50-70s that had capacious engine compartments and much less heat shielding and other covers.  It's basically a variation of the tin-foil/hobo dinner concept. 

 

If you have a turbo or supercharged car, the exhaust runs hotter on those and you'll have some overheating problems. My friend's Mini, the exhaust manifold is difficult to reach and runs very hot. 

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Years ago i sailed in cargo ships. It was usual to cook steaks in the engine room, specially over the boiler. Hot metal there.

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I've never actually cooked anything this way, but have sent leftovers wrapped in foil or foil baking pans to work with DH for years. Enchiladas, pizza and lasagna worked the best. 

 

He operates a machine used to fix railroad track. 

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I have a friend that is a heavy equipment operator, he did a lot of reheating on the engine block, leftovers, can soup, chili, etc.

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