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The Joy Of Ballpark Food

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Baseball is a game that is identified with food. We even sing about it at every ballpark during the seventh inning stretch: “….buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack…” The famous song was written by Jack Norworth in 1908.

From the early part of the twentieth century until the 1980s, classic baseball fare consisted mostly of hot dogs, ice cream, peanuts, and Cracker Jack. Then
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Published January 9th 2015
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Vicki
Jul 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have so many good memories of going to see the Cinncinnati Reds play when I was a kid and living in Columbus, Ohio. My brother in law would take all of to see the games and we loved it. This book brought back a lot of memories. The only ballpark I’ve ever been to is Riverfront Stadium, which was finished in 1970. The name was changed to Cinergy Field in 1996 and was sadly demolished in 2002.

Anyway, baseball is a sport that is loved by so many, and food, well, who doesn’t love food? This book b
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Jillyn
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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People are often surprised to learn that I adore baseball. I grew up with my dad taking me to White Sox games in Chicago, so for me baseball is something that's nostalgic and synonymous with summer vacations. There's nothing like the smell of popcorn, the buzz of the crowd, and the fireworks in the night sky after a victory. On top of that, my dad is a chef, so food has always a prominent role in my life. When I found a book that combined the two- baseball and food, I had to have it. And I'm gla ...more
Stacie
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Baseball is synonymous with summer. People all over our country spend days, nights and weekends at ballparks cheering on their favorite minor or major league teams. Part of that enjoyment includes the food you eat at the game. Ballparks aren't just serving hot dogs, peanuts, and cracker jacks anymore. There are foods to cater to every palate as well as dietary needs. Bennett Jacobstein and his wife, Dorothy spent a good share of 2014 visiting all thirty of the major league ballparks in the Unite ...more
April
WOW! Informative and educational. Filled with information on concession stands, hot dogs, food at ballparks, ballparks, baseball and so much more. Simply delicious from the first page to the last. A culinary tour with absolutely no weight gain. No recipes are involved, but many of impressive pictures are depicted. A wonderful food-baseball connection with pictures and history. Baseball and food what could be better! Fans of baseball, history, food connections, and educational books, as well as i ...more
P.e. lolo
Sep 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A wonderful book about baseball and food that is now being offered at the different ballparks throughout the country. Yes you can still get hotdogs, and cracker jacks, but at some parks you can now get crab cakes, or barbeque. Sushi, or really just about anything other than a hotdog if that is what you want. Even some of the hotdogs are now special. Full of pictures and very good easy detail description about each ball park found this book to be very interesting. Something that brings most peopl ...more
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Bennett Jacobstein lives in San Jose, CA. He is a retired librarian and publisher of demographic materials. He currently works during the baseball season in the concessions stand at Municipal Stadium, home of Minor League Baseball’s Class A Advanced San Jose Giants. Every minor leaguer dreams of making it to the big leagues. Bennett had his dream fulfilled when he worked as a concessions stand sub ...more