Baseball and BBQ

Baseball and BBQ Episode #109: Luke Epplin, Author of Our Team and Brie Blackford from Elda's Kitchen

November 06, 2021 Len & Jeff Season 4 Episode 109
Baseball and BBQ
Baseball and BBQ Episode #109: Luke Epplin, Author of Our Team and Brie Blackford from Elda's Kitchen
Show Notes

Episode 109 features an outstanding author and an incredible maker of sauces.  

Luke Epplin is an author whose writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Yorker, GQ, Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast, and The Paris Review Daily.  His latest project is the book, Our Team:  The Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series That Changed Baseball.  The book traces the fascinating stories of four men, Bill Veeck, Larry Doby, Bob Feller, and Satchel Paige and their significant importance in coming together to help the Cleveland Indians win the 1948 World Series.  Epplin has written an incredible book in which he provides exciting details on individuals who are woven into the fabric of baseball history.  All these years later and we still have a fascination with their careers, and Epplin has provided us with a great baseball book.

Brie Blackford is making her second Baseball and BBQ appearance.  In episode 97 she revealed that we were the first podcast she was on and apparently she enjoyed herself enough to come back.  This time she offered our listeners the chance to win her sauces and four of our listeners did.  She is the co-founder of Elda’s Kitchen, maker of incredible sauces, many of which are perfect for the barbecue.  She is inspired by the wonderful cooking and hospitality of her grandmother, Elda Abronzino.  Brie is loving what she does which  was quite apparent during our conversation.  The sauces are vegan friendly, contain no MSG or preservatives, are non-GMO, gluten-free, and do not have high fructose corn syrup.   You can find Brie and her sauces at

We conclude the show with the beautiful song, "Ace and Bobo" 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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