Seriously Good Chili Cookbook
177 of the Best Recipes in the World
by Brian Baumgartner
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Pub Date 18 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 06 Sep 2023
Fox Chapel Publishing, Fox Chapel
No one takes chili more seriously than Brian Baumgartner, aka Kevin Malone from The Office!
Brian Baumgartner's first cookbook about his all-time favorite food both on- and off-screen — chili177 chili recipes from restaurant owners, chefs, chili cook-off winners, Brian Baumgartner himself, his dedicated fans, and more
- Spiral binding lays flat for ease of use in the kitchen
- Different styles, inventive methods to cook chili, and influences including classic, contemporary, regional, and international recipes
- QR codes to exclusive step-by-step cooking video tutorials, overviews for each chili style, what makes them unique, and chili secrets, tips, and tricks
- Introduction by Brian with a behind-the-scenes look at the infamous chili scene that made him a chili icon, plus his devoted passion for this classic comfort food and its rich history
- Foreword by Oscar Nunez, Brian Baumgartner's fellow co-star on The Office
- Brian Baumgartner's character Kevin Malone became a household name in the Emmy-winning TV series, The Office. In real life, Brian is a true chili master and aficionado who is just as serious as his fictional counterpart about making the most perfect pot of chili!
Brian's first-ever cookbook is all about his favorite food both on-screen and off, and he has scoured the United States and beyond to find the best, most savory recipes! Featuring 177 chili recipes hand-picked by Brian Baumgartner and stamped with his "seriously good" approval rating, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook contains new and inventive ways to spice up chili for all occasions, all year long!
Written in the humorous and friendly tone Brian Baumgartner is known and loved for, this is not your average cookbook! Included is an introduction from Brian about how an infamous 60-second scene from the show transformed him into a chili icon, his passion for chili, and a fascinating account of the history of his all-time favorite comfort food. Each section showcases specific styles of chili — from Texas chili and Cincinnati chili to turkey chili, chili verde, vegetarian, and other regional and international variations. You'll also find tons of fun chili facts throughout! Including Brian's very own savory and Seriously Good chili recipe that he has perfected over years of trial and error, along with step-by-step video instruction with a QR code, and much more, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook is the world's biggest and greatest collection of chili recipes.
Providing overviews on each particular chili style and what makes them unique, the places and people that make them the best, chili secrets, tips, and tricks, plus QR codes to exclusive step-by-step cooking video tutorials, this is the only chili cookbook you'll ever need! Featured styles include:
- Chili Con Carne
- Chili Verde
- White Chicken Chili
- Texas Chili
- Cincinnati Chili
- Turkey Chili
- Vegetarian Chili
- Black Bean Chili
- Homestyle Chili
- Chili Dogs, Nachos, Cornbread, and More!
Every mouth-watering dish has been contributed by TV celebrities, restaurant owners, renowned chefs, cook-off champions, social media influencers, Brian himself, and his dedicated fan base. Also included is a foreword by fellow The Office co-star, Oscar Nunez, 50 championship-winning recipes from the International Chili Society's World Champion Chili Cook-Off spanning from 1967 to present day, and a bonus recipe of the official "Kevin's Famous Chili" recipe from The Office (sans carpet)!
Strap on your apron, grab a spoon, and dig in with Brian Baumgartner as your ultimate chili guide, with Seriously Good Chili Cookbook!
A celebratory bonanza of recipes, history and fun facts that will appeal to both the newbie and the affectionado, the Seriously Good Chili Cookbookis a must-have for any chili enthusiast. Covering all the styles and sourced from regular folks, chefs and award-winners, this book will become a well-worn, beloved favorite for anyone obsessed with this classic comfort food.
--Tara Cox, Executive Managing Editor, Rachael Ray in Season Magazine
Brian's eye (and taste buds) for great chili is absolutely top notch. In fact, we will let him judge ANY day in ANY category he wants at our annual World Championship Chili Cookoff! (We just won't let him carry any of the dishes during the turn-in process!!!)
--Mike McCloud, President of The International Chili Society, The Chili Commissioner
Calling all chili lovers! This is a book you need to master all things chili! It's packed full of chili recipes of all kinds, from black bean chili to turkey chili, green chili, beef chili, you name it! I seriously can't wait to make my next big pot of chili. I promise not to drop it!
--Mike Hultquist, creator of ChiliPepperMadness.com, author of The Spicy Food Lovers' Cookbook
When the weather turns chilly, Brian Baumgartner's Seriously Good ChiliCookbook Is your go-to cookbook to find the melting pot of flavors that chili brings to your dinner table.
--Anne Braly, food columnist, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Who doesn't love a chili collection curated by the king of chili himself? This is the new bible on chili, with recipes for every style and diet and with heartwarming anecdotes from The Office's famous chili scene. It's ideal for any chili lover or The Office fan (and we count ourselves as both!).
--Sonja and Alex Overhiser, Founders of ACoupleCooks.com, cookbook authors, and contributors to The Washington Post
Who doesn't love chili? The variety that you will find in this collection will have you wanting to make chili every day. I highly recommend that you grab this cookbook. And not just for yourself but for all your friends too!
--Kim Wilcox, author of Great Book of Grilled Cheese