7/23 Cubs Cookbook now on sale

Want to make Ryan Theriot’s favorite jambalaya? Or Lou Piniella’s chicken salad? The Cubs Cookbook was officially released Friday, and features more than 60 recipes from players past, present and future. Proceeds from the sale benefit Ryan Dempster’s foundation.

Ted Lilly and bullpen catcher Corey Miller came up with the idea for the cookbook in Spring Training. They wanted to do something to help Dempster’s cause, which is to raise awareness of 22q (DiGeorge syndrome), which his daughter, Riley, has.

The books also include a history of food at Wrigley Field plus several recipes from some of Chicago’s top restaurants. Players who didn’t have a favorite recipe to make suggested something from a local establishment. For example, Derrek Lee orders the parmesan crusted filet at Wildfire every time he goes there. Greg Maddux likes the potatoes at Rosebud.

It’s a great gift — and was done for a great cause.


— Carrie Muskat


Where can I buy this?

You can order the cookbook on the Cubs site http://bit.ly/9vTw9y (go to the “Fans” section and you ‘ll see a designated cookbook page) or at Chicago area Jewel food stores or Meijer stores; at bookstores in Chicago such as Barnes & Noble and Borders; online at amazon.com, bn.com, borders.com

I assume the entry by Jim Hendry for his “recipe for sucess” is a blank page? BAZINGA!!!

This book benefits such a fine cause. I have a lot of respect for the Dempster family and their having shared their personal story in hopes of raising money for and awareness of DiGeorge Syndrome.

If you prefer to buy from Amazon, here is a link: http://tinyurl.com/CubsCookbook

Thanks to all who participated to make this project happen!

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