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Grilling with Golic and Hays: Operation BBQ Relief Cookbook

Grilling with Golic and Hays: Operation BBQ Relief Cookbook

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Champion pitmaster and CEO and co-founder of Operation BBQ Relief Stan Hays joins forces with NFL veteran and former ESPN Radio host Mike Golic in this celebration of the connection of BBQ and sports.

Good for the stomach, better for the soul--quality comfort barbecue and side dishes that reflect the character and warmth of the national nonprofit Operation BBQ Relief. The 80+ recipes from your favorite sports stars, pitmasters, and chefs combine the worlds through the power of food.

Grilling with Golic and Hays: Operation BBQ Relief Cookbook aims to inspire hope and compassion through the stories of overcoming challenges that are present in both the athletic world and the work of Operation BBQ Relief. Armed with a caravan of cooks, mobile pits, kitchens, and volunteers, Operation BBQ Relief delivers support through hot meals in times of need, feeding first responders and communities affected by natural disasters, along with year-round efforts to fight hunger through various programs.

Each of the 80+ comforting recipes--from appetizers to ribs, and from seafood to desserts--will include a short biography of each sports star or chef contributor. Gorgeous photography throughout the book showcases recipes such as:
  • Smoked Jalapeño Pimento Cheese
  • Lobster Pasta Salad
  • Tequila BBQ Spare Ribs
  • Southwest Brisket Chili
  • Chipotle Smoked Chicken
  • Salmon Tacos with Cilantro Lime Slaw and Mango Salsa
  • Rum Cake
  • Chargrilled Pineapple Piña Colada
Barbecue and sports have connected people and families everywhere, from tailgates to sports watch parties. It is this connection that also drives the heart of Operation BBQ Relief and each community they serve with hope, friendship, and compassion.

Author: Mike Golic, Stan Hays
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Published: 06/14/2022
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.50lbs
Size: 8.60h x 8.30w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781524871789

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/07/2022

About the Author
Operation BBQ Relief (OBR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in May 2011 as a part of relief efforts for Joplin, Missouri, following a devastating tornado. Competitive pitmasters and grill masters from eight states answered the call to feed displaced families and first responders. Together, they served more than 120,000 meals in a 13-day period.
Since then, OBR has served over 9 million meals in 30 different states thanks to over 14,000 volunteers. From staff to volunteers to the network of pitmasters across the country, the "OBR Family" is united in sharing the healing power of barbecue through talents and resources.

Stan Hays is the CEO and Co-Founder of Operation BBQ Relief, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit disaster relief organization that supports communities by feeding displaced residents and first responders warm meals. A seasoned and accomplished competitor on the barbecue circuit, Hays helped launch Operation BBQ Relief when a tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri in 2011. Hays is an experienced chef who has competed in over 35 sanctioned BBQ contests and has won many awards, including two grand champion titles.

Mike Golic, former nine-year NFL veteran and radio host for ESPN's "Mike & Mike," will bring awareness to the mission of Operation BBQ Relief on the national level as a spokesperson for 2021. Passionate about barbecue and serving his community, Golic supports Operation BBQ Relief's disaster relief and The Always Serving Project(TM) programs.
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