This And That

November 26th, 2012 by Jane Heller

The “this” is news that the Rays gave Evan Longoria a six-year $100 million contract extension.

Very interesting, since they’re not an organization that usually hangs on to its stars and certainly not for that kind of dough. The Yankees have their own third baseman with an expensive contract, so maybe I’m particularly wary of Longoria’s. But good for the Rays if they believe their guy is the face of the franchise and for paying him to stay.

The “that” is the press release I just got about Nolan Ryan’s cookbook. Yes, you read that right.

Apparently, he’s been selling beef for a while and now he’s going to tell us how to cook our beef. From the release:

The Nolan Ryan Beef Cookbook will include 75 to 100 of Ryan’s favorite family recipes, some of which are identical to what Ryan grew up eating in his mother’s kitchen. These recipes will emphasize Texas BBQ and grilling, along with traditional Sunday Dinner favorites, but will also include roasting, pan searing, scoring, braising, and deep-frying. Never-before-told stories from Ryan’s playing days, and, more recently, from the era as CEO of the two time defending AL Champion Texas Rangers, will play a major part in the book as well.

Ryan has tested countless recipes and found the chef who understands his hunger for authentic, easy-to-prepare Texas beef dishes..Cristobal Vazquez, aka “Chef Cris,” is chef to the Ryans as well as the Texas Rangers. In addition to holding the prestigious title of Chef de Cuisine from the American Culinary Foundation, Chef Cris has won multiple awards around the country for his beef recipes.

What’s next? A vegan cookbook by Prince Fielder?



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6 Responses to “This And That”

  1. Diane Anziano says:

    I love cook books – I just might get this one. I think it was good of The Rays to do the right thing for Evan. And it was nice that he wanted to stay. Its a long contract though, so we’ll see if both sides are glad in the end.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    I’ve gotten so afraid of long term contracts, Diane. I’m becoming like Cashman!

  3. Peggy says:

    YAY …Andy’s coming back !!!!

    Go Yankees 2013 !!!

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Sure sounds like it, Peggy. Must have been my post about being impatient that did it. LOL

  5. Maybe Ryan should include a recipe for the Rangers’ goose, since it gets cooked every year.