Baseball and BBQ

Baseball and BBQ Episode #103: Erik Sherman, Author of Two Sides of Glory and Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, Restaurateurs and the Authors of Chasing Smoke

September 25, 2021 Len & Jeff Season 4 Episode 103
Baseball and BBQ
Baseball and BBQ Episode #103: Erik Sherman, Author of Two Sides of Glory and Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, Restaurateurs and the Authors of Chasing Smoke
Show Notes

Episode 103 features an outstanding author of numerous baseball themed books and a visit with two wonderful restaurateurs and cookbook authors from across the pond. 

Erik Sherman writes exceptional baseball books.  Whether the books are about a specific player or a specific team, Erik provides wonderfully unique perspectives which baseball fans will enjoy.  His latest project will be a fine addition to your library.  In Two Sides of Glory:  The 1986 Boston Red Sox In Their Own Words, Erik provides a glimpse into something rarely seen.  Frequently, books are written about the winning teams, but how often does one have the chance to read about the losing team and learn of the individual players feelings as well as finding out about things happening with their lives.  All that and much more is in Two Sides of Glory.  The 1986 Boston Red Sox lost game six to the New York Mets in an unforgettable and devastating fashion and then proceeded to lose game seven and had to watch as the New York Mets celebrated and prevented them from winning their first World Series in 68 years.  The team was made up of some of the most well-known and talented players to ever wear their team's laundry and the stories and lesser known facts will make this an interview you will enjoy about a book you will not be able to put-down until the last page.  Enjoy part one and look forward to part two.

Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich are a wife and husband team who opened their first Middle Eastern themed restaurant, Honey & Co in London, England in 2012.  Additionally, they are the authors of three cookbooks.  Their newest London restaurant is Honey & Smoke and their latest cookbook, filled with incredible recipes and beautiful photos is Chasing Smoke:  Cooking Over Fire Around The Levant.  We begin with a quick lesson on what is meant by the Levant and then get into a discussion of their lives which began in Israel and eventually brought them to London where they now provide their customers with delicious food at their two restaurants and one specialty grocery store.  The book takes the reader on a journey which includes their favorite cities as they collected recipes, stories, and the best of culinary culture along the way. The book is organized into five ingredient-led chapters (fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood, birds, lamb and other meats, and bread and unmissables).  If you have been wondering what else is possible to make over a live fire then this is the cookbook for you.  Despite the five-hour time difference, Sarit and Itamar managed to find the time to charm us as we spoke of everything, including their special relationship which works extremely well as they are a delightful force to be reckoned with.       

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, for wonderful cutting boards and for grill tools and clothing for barbecue and baseball fans and the Pandemic Baseball Book Club,  to find many of the wonderful books we have featured as well as some additional swag.

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