Growing up in Vermont, most people are avid Boston Red Sox fans. There are a few on the fringes of New England that may root for other teams, but for the purpose of this article about food and baseball, we’ll all be behind the same team.
Many of the ingredients in this cookbook can be found at Burlington Farmers Market and Hannaford.
Tim Wakefield’s page features #49 on the mound, where he’s right on target to break a record or two.
His favorite recipe: Is devoted to his grandmother, who he has fond memories of her making these while singing a church hymn.
Fried Peach Pies sounds simple, a package of dried peaches, sugar, water and roll of refrigerated cook and serve biscuits. The secret is in the frying.
Dried peaches can be purchased online from Sweet Energy on Acorn Drive in Colchester.
Steak and potatoes is Tim’s favorite food and Metropolitan Grille in Seattle is his favorite restaurant on the road.
Jason Varitek’s page features the much loved #33, catcher and team captain, a family photo.
His favorite recipes: Death by Chocolate (the secret ingredients, devil’s food cake mix, chocolate instant pudding mix, Hood sour cream and chocolate chips.)
Apple Pancakes (the secret is to dice the Shelburne Orchards apples very fine and put all the ingredients in the blender.)
This examiner might either use applesauce or sauté’ apple slices.
There are also some fun facts: Vinny Testa’s is his favorite Boston restaurant and brussel sprouts are his least favorite food.
This examiner was fortunate enough to have an original copy out of 20,000 printed of Crowding The Plate: Favorite Recipes of the Boston Red Sox, published in 2001.
This cookbook was a Red Sox Wives fundraiser for CAP – Children’s Aids Program.
The whole roster for the 2001 team is included. Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield are highlighted today. They both joined the Red Sox in the mid-1990s.
They both played pivotal roles on the 2004 Championship Team. Thank you very much!
In 2011, they are cementing their chances in being in the Baseball Hall of Fame and maybe finding new favorite foods as well.
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