Forty Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Links at Augusta!
As a caddy at Augusta National Golf Club, Tripp Bowden learned many invaluable lessons about golf, life—and food. In The Caddy’s Cookbook, Bowden shares forty of his favorite recipes inspired by his life spent behind-the-scenes at Augusta. Complete with intrinsic, full-color photos, this book—certainly not standard by any cookbook terms—features surprising spins on table-friendly classics, such as Honey Baked Ham butter beans, caddy house gumbo, collard greens and pot liquor, deep fried pork chop sandwiches, New England clam chowder, lobster bisque, Clubhouse ice cream, toasted pound cake (also known as Mr. Roberts's Dessert), and Bowden's favorite beverage from the nineteenth hole.
Along the way, Bowden contextualizes how and when he enjoyed some of these unexpected culinary delights as he details his unique caddy experiences and the lifelong friendships forged through food and golf. In doing so, he creates a real treat for golf lovers and food enthusiasts alike, with elements of unscripted humor reminiscent of the classic Caddyshack sprinkled and dashed throughout!
Tripp Bowden is a former Augusta National caddy, the first full-time white caddy in the history of the elite private club. He’ s also a former collegiate golfer and alum of Augusta University and a former copywriter, first with McCann Erickson New York and later with his own company, Creative Wizards. Tripp is the author of the New York Times-praised Freddie & Me: Life Lessons from Freddie Bennett, Augusta National’ s Legendary Caddy Master, and All the Memorable Rounds: Golf Adventures and Misadventures from Augusta National to Cypress Point and Beyond. A frequent speaker at prominent golf clubs and sports venues across America and beyond, Tripp lives with his wife Fletch and children Arrie B. and Holly Mac in Augusta, Georgia.