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Book Banter S3 EP 122: Chef Ray Sheehan Interview

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Hello My Happy People,

I am thrilled to share with you all my conversation with Chef Ray Sheehan. With the weather warming up and summer officially just around the corner, many people like my husband and I are looking forward to the opportunity to firing up our backyard cookers. While many people stick to the more traditional gas or charcoal grills, there is one Master Barbecuer who has dedicated a cookbook to the merits of cooking with a Big Green Egg. 

While some may find the odd looking green, egg shaped cooker intimidating, Chef Ray Sheehan understands their trepidation and is determined to take the mystery out of making amazing dishes that will impress your friends and family at your next backyard barbecue. The Big Green Egg’s design uses ceramic technology to create a cooker that allows cooks to precisely control temperatures and crate an amazing abundance of delicious recipes for any menu.

Chef Sheehan walks cooks through getting to know and use this cooker in his cookbook, Big Green Egg Basics From a Master Barbecuer. This cookbook starts out with a simple straightforward introduction to the components of the cooker, essential accessories he recommends, set up, safety, and more. The cookbook is also loaded with incredible recipes from mouth watering barbecue, to various sides dishes, and decadent desserts. Ever tried baking Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies on a outdoor cooker? With a Big Green Egg and Chef Ray Sheehan’s cookbook, you can do just that. So don't wait, go listen now to find out more from the Master Barbecuer himself. 



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Time for more Dad Jokes!

How about some cowboy jokes inspired by today's podcast guest.

Q: Why did you order delivery, I thought you were grilling for us tonight?

A: What can I say, I accidentally burned dinner ... missteaks were made.

Q: How did you know someone threw a grill at my face?

A: Easy, the attack made headlines!

Q: Do you want to grill chicken breasts or chicken thighs?

A: I don't know, I guess I’ll just wing it.

Q: Do you try to eat healthy during BBQ season?

A: I always try. I plan to stick to salads but things always seem to take a turn for the wurst!

Q: Did you see James Bond making burgers in the park?

A: I did, he must have a license to grill.

Q: It is dangerous to let your grandpa grill alone at his age?

A: Yes, the steaks have never been higher.

Q: Does your younger brother grill hot dogs?

A: No they’re the würst.

And last but not least . . .

Q: For how long did you grill the chicken?

A: It took me two hours and it still didn’t tell me why it crossed the road.


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Season Three June/July Episodes:


June 5th, S3 EP121: Westerns, Middle Grade Readers and Adult Fiction

Mark L. Redmond, Author of The Box M Gang Series

Mark's Website


June 12th, S3 EP122: Big Green Egg Cookbook

Ray Sheehan, Author of Big Green Egg Basics from a Master Barbecuer

 June 19th, S3 EP123: Young Readers

S. B. Goncarova, Author of Adventures with Abba Series

June 26th, S3 EP124: Western Mysteries

J.R. Sanders, Author of Nate Ross Series

July 3rd, S3 EP125: Children's Books

     Andreea Rus, Author of Numerous Children's Activity and Storybooks

Andreea on Amazon

July 10th, S3 EP126: Cozy Mysteries with Rescue Dogs

Darlene Dziomba, Author of The Lily Dreyfus Mysteries

July 17th, S3 EP127: Children's Coloring Books

Takiyah Smith, Author of I Love Me! Colorful and Creative (for girls and boys)

 July 24th, S3 EP128: Speculative Fiction

Andrew Najberg. Author of The Neverborn Thief

 July 31st, S3 EP129: Young Adult

Lina Hart, Author of Beyond Power


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