Episode 94's first half is about a baseball legend and then the 2nd half features a cook who may one day be considered a legendary chef, especially when it comes to Greek food.
Lew Freedman is the author of Cy Young: The Baseball Life and Career. Pitchers who win the Cy Yong award are considered the best of the best, but other than knowing that Cy Young was a great pitcher with 511 regular season career wins, what else do you really know about Denton "Cy" Young? Lew has written a book which is filled with fascinating information and wonderful stories about the pitcher against whom all other pitchers are measured. Lew is a veteran newspaper sportswriter as well as an author of more than 75 books and has been the recipient of over 250 journalism awards. He brought Cy Young to life for us and hopefully this interview and his book will do the same for you.
George Georgiades is a chef who now specializes in Greek food, but to get there, he has had a past filled with numerous adventures. George is a wonderfully entertaining guest whose many stories will make you hope the interview goes on and on. That was our wish too and so we kept him talking as long as possible as he drank some wine and just like that we had enough to make this a two part episode. In part one, George talks about his humble beginnings and the many influences that have shaped his cooking career, including his yia-yia. Julia Child, octopus, washing machines, and so many other random fun things are all discussed. George talks about his wonderful restaurants, Eons. We can't be certain, but George may have even offered us a job. All this and more and it's only part one.
We conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Baseball Always Brings You Home" from the musician, Dave Dresser and the poet, Shel Krakofsky.
We recommend you go to Fifth & Cherry, https://fifthandcherry.com for wonderful cutting boards and http://www.baseballbbq.com for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans, and the Pandemic Baseball Book Club, https://www.pbbclub.com to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag.
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