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 ballparks slowly began to sell new items. A proliferation of new food offerings during the 1990s was fueled by the opening of twelve new major league ballparks. Now, teams around the country sell a variety of exotic food as well as wide variety of hot dogs. The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine begins with the history of the first hot dog at a ball game and concludes with a culinary tour of all 30 major league ballparks. 100% of royalties from the sales of this book are donated directly to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties of California.

A wonderful book about baseball and food that is now being offered at the different ballparks throughout the country. Yes you can still get hot dogs, 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 people back to summertime baseball, crackerjacks, and hot dogs or my daughter sushi. The times have certainly have changed. I got this book from netgalley.  I give this 5 stars.

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