Chili has a new Ambassador – Brian Baumgartner 

The Seriously Good Chili Cookbook is now available for pre-order.
Click here to order your copy!

Lancaster, PA — Award-winning actor Brian Baumgartner, who became a household name as ‘Kevin Malone’ on NBC’s legendary series The Office, adds a new role to his resume: cookbook author. His hotly anticipated chili cookbook, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World launched on September 13, 2022. Order your copy here!

The book showcases Brian’s love of chili as well as his sense of humor. Filled with fun facts and Brian’s funny anecdotes, this is not your average chili cookbook! A barbecue master and chili aficionado in his own right, Baumgartner is passionate about making the perfect pot of chili.

He’s also enthusiastic about including some of the best chili chefs from across the globe in his new book— from restaurant owners, chili cook-off winners, his dedicated fans, and more! Readers will also enjoy a foreword from friend and castmate Oscar Nunez.

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.

With Brian Baumgartner at the helm, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook: 177 of the Best Recipes in the World is guaranteed to become today’s most comprehensive collection of appetizing chili recipes, destined to be the go-to chili cookbook for the ages—just don’t spill the pot.

In- Person Signing Events:

New York City

Barnes & Noble 
Monday, September 12th – 6 pm (please note time change)
Barnes & Noble, Union Square
Click here for tickets!


University of Scranton
Thursday, September 15th
4:30 – 5:30 pm Q&A (Registration required)
5:30 – 7 pm Book Signing
(Royal card required for both)
University of Scranton, DeNaples Center, 4th Floor

Friday, September 16th – 3:00-5:00pm
Books-a-Million, Scranton

PNC Field in Moosic, PA
Friday, September 16th – 6:00-9:00pm
At PNC Field on the Geisinger Plaza
(Near Main Entrance)

Barnes and Noble, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, September 17th – 10:00 am – 12 pm


Ferris State University – Office Q&A with Brian & Oscar Nunez
Wednesday, September 21st @ 7pm
Ferris State University, Big Rapids


Southern Illinois University – Office Q&A with Brian & Oscar Nunez
Thursday, September 22nd @ 6:30pm
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

South Carolina 

The 55th Annual World Championship Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, September 24th @ 2-4pm
WCCC in Myrtle Beach, partnering with Bush’s Beans
Brian will be judging the Homestyle Chili Category and awarding prizes
to the competition winners. Fox Chapel Publishing is partnering with
Bush’s Beans and the International Chili Society
to sponsor this book signing event.

Barnes & Noble
Sunday, September 25th @ 12:30pm
at the Barnes & Noble, Myrtle Beach


Talk Shop Live
Monday, August 22nd @ 8pm
Talk Shop Live Link

Joe Vulpis’ YouTube Channel
Tuesday, September 13th

Nick DiGiovanni’s Youtube Channel
Wednesday, September 14th

The TODAY Show on NBC
Wednesday, September 14th

NFL’S Good Morning Football 
Thursday, September 15th

Access Hollywood on NBC
Date TBD

KTLA, Los Angeles
Date TBD

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum Podcast
Date TBD

The Splendid Table Podcast 
Date TBD

ESPN2 Charlie Rymer Golf Show
Date TBD



USA Today

All Recipes 

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, Author of The Spicy Food Lovers’ Cookbook


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