Baseball and BBQ

Baseball and BBQ Episode #99: Steven Raichlen (BBQ HOF) and Bill Nowlin, author of "Working a Perfect Game"

July 10, 2021 Len & Jeff Season 4 Episode 99
Baseball and BBQ
Baseball and BBQ Episode #99: Steven Raichlen (BBQ HOF) and Bill Nowlin, author of "Working a Perfect Game"
Show Notes

Episode 99 features a Barbecue Hall of Fame member and a discussion on essential baseball people who are on the field as the game is played, but are happy to go unnoticed.

Steven Raichlen is a prolific James Beard award-winning author.  The majority of his cookbooks are barbecue related, but he also writes books on other cuisines, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles as well as a couple of novels.  He thinks of himself as an educator and whether it is through his books, numerous television series, or the in-person courses he runs, he does an excellent job teaching.  He joined us to discuss his latest cookbook, How to Grill Vegetables:  The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables Over Live Fire.  With over 30 cookbooks to his name, you might think he has run out of ideas, but you would be wrong.  The recipe/book ideas keep coming and we, the food loving public, are the ultimate winners as we continue learning from all he does.  Enjoy the talk and then buy this book and every other one he has written and bring your food up to the next level or even the level after that.

Bill Nowlin is the author or editor of nearly 100 books, many of them Boston Red Sox-related.  We had him on to discuss his baseball book, Working a “Perfect Game”:  Conversations With Umpires   which takes us into the world of the umpires who are often overlooked, but whose contributions are extremely necessary and for which they prefer to stay as anonymous as possible.  The book provides an understanding of the extremely difficult journey they take to try and reach the Major Leagues.  Fans of the game will thoroughly enjoy this conversation and the book.

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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