Kent's BBQ & Grilling Books
Smoke In The Mountains – The Art of Appalachian BBQ. Kent Whitaker offers barbecue lovers a taste of Southern Appalachian barbecue in his first book A great read as well as a wonderful recipe book. Full of recipes, stories, tips, tricks and more. All backed up by Kent’s canine barbecue and grilling buddy! click here to purchase
Checkered Flag Cooking – Tailgating Stock Car Racing – The original at the track recipe book! Kent gathers recipes and track side dining tips from drivers, fans, team cooks, chefs, track workers and even car haulers!
The Hometown Cookbook Series
Great food, recipes, festivals from real hometown
Cooks in each State!
Cooking culinary History - One State at a time. Kent Whitaker and Sheila Simmons serve up a selection of all-time favorite hometown recipes. The Hometown Cookbook series features recipes from each state submitted by everyday residents, chefs, pit masters and family kitchens. Something to please everyone! Complete with Recipes – Festivals – Events – History MORE INFO
Bullets and Bread
Feeding the Great, the Grunts and the Homefront
During World War Two
Directions: In a bowl, put in humor, World War II stories,, stir in K rations, warm canteen water and heat on running tank engine. Add favorite foods of leaders with recipes from WWII, military cooking manuals, blend in info from victory gardens and add a pinch of M&M’s, SPAM and 12 ounces Pabst Blue Ribbon.Memories, Photos, WWII Recipes and History with awarm serving of S.O.S… that “Stuff” on a Shingle! MORE INFO
The Visual Story of Alabama's Superspeedway
Talladega, NASCAR and SPEED! The racetrack in central Alabama known as Talladega Super Speedway, originally named Alabama International Motor Speedway, was built on the site of a World War II–era Air Force base in the heart of Alabama. NASCAR founder Bill France and his family envisioned a race track that would be faster, larger, and more exciting than any track built to date. Construction began on May 23, 1968, and was completed on September 13, 1969. The end result is the most modern speedway ever built. Often simply referred to as “Dega,” the track is 2.66 miles long, its high-banked turns are nearly three stories tall, and race cars have reached speeds over 200 miles per hour. It is so popular that it is said to become one of the largest “temporary” cities in the state every race weekend.
Author Kent Whitaker tells the story of this amazing Superspeedway with the help of the Speedway staff, museum, race teams, drivers, and fans. MORE INFO
The Visual Story of the "Mighty A" During
WWII and Her Journey Home
She was the last of four South Dakota Class Battleships built for World War Two. Her main battery, known as “Big Guns”, consists of nine 16-inch guns. Each could launch a projectile weighing as much as a small car hitting a target twenty one miles away. None of her crew were lost to enemy fire earning her a second nickname; “Lucky A.” In 1965, with the help of pocket change collected by school children, she came home.
Author Kent Whitaker
and Bill Tunnell
, Executive Director of the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, visually chart the course of the USS Alabama from the day her keel was laid to her present service as a museum ship and memorial in Mobile, Alabama. MORE INFO
Books For Kids
Kent Whitaker has two fantastic books for kids of all ages. In Big Mo’s Tennis Ball Hunt Kids can help him find his lost tennis balls and learn to count.A fun book for kids, parents and pups!
Why are the Mountains Smoky?A book dedicated to all of the parents that have to answer a seemingly endless amount of questions from kids seating in the back seat of the family car. CLICK HERE FOR INFO