The Fork and Knife of a Baseball Wife

My name is Jamie Neistat Lavarnway and my boyfriend fiance husband Ryan plays baseball in the Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Atlanta Braves Oakland Athletics organization.

Maybe you can tell from the “editing” above that our life gets pretty crazy sometimes. I actually laughed out loud reading my “original” bio for this page. So young and naive about how this whole baseball thing works. So excited to live a life on the road! Ha. Ryan and I started dating in 2010 and were married in 2013. As of today (February 2, 2017) we have moved over 30 times. Not an exaggeration.  Since 2010 Ryan has been a member of the Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Toronto Blue Jays, and will start this 2017 season as a member of the Oakland Athletics. Oh wait, I forgot to mention the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs, who Ryan was a member, but in the off season so we didn’t actually move there. When I started my “Baseball Bucket List” I didn’t think I would cross off nearly every stadium as a member of the home team! 

As a result of this 30 something moves the importance of Cooking in Red Socks in my life has varied. It has been my lifeline when I have been months unemployed and am too OCD not to have anything to do. It has been a hassle to keep up when we are moving and driving around the country to be on our next baseball team. It has been the best yearbook I ever created for myself; a documentary which shows how far I, and we, have come in the last seven years. It comes and goes just as much as we do, and for that it is a very accurate representation of where we are in our lives. The one thing that hasn’t changed, however, is my love of cooking and my love of food. Every city is a new opportunity to explore something unique in the culinary world. We’ve eaten at Michelin 3 star restaurants, trucks on the side of the road, and everything in between. If I recommend you to go to a restaurant, best bet I take it very seriously. 

Cooking In Red Socks is a collection of food stories, restaurant reviews, and recipes from the places we travel. I hope it inspires you to try new things in your kitchen, is a helpful resource for finding restaurants, and an entertaining look into our unusual lifestyle!

 

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17 thoughts on “The Fork and Knife of a Baseball Wife”

  1. Congrats on your engagement Jamie! I’m so happy for you. Ryan’s a lucky guy. I love your blog. Too bad it doesn’t include a delivery service!

  2. I really enjoyed poking around your blog this morning – it was a good idea for Ryan to tweet the link so us Sox-fan foodies could check it out. You are a terrific writer and the blog is well-composed and was a delight to peruse. Best wishes!

  3. Hi Jamie, I too stumbled upon your blog in a retweet from Ryan. I think your story is very sweet! I love food and healthy recipes and the Red Sox. I’m mostly vegetarian plus I eat fish so I am CONSTANTLY looking for sensible things to eat at ball parks. I look forward to trying some of your recipes! Thanks!

  4. Huge fan of your blog and of Ryan – as a Brown grad, I love when the Ivy League guys make it! I’m a paleo eater, so I’m keeping my eyes open for any good stuff you might have in that vein. Good luck with your travels!

  5. Lucky me when I found you googling about DIY flavored oils. These recipes are awesome! So nice to find recipes that are both healthy and yummy. Congrats & Happy Holidays to you and Ryan!

  6. Hi Jaime,

    I found you when Pete A of Boston.com posted a link on the Extra Bases blog. I’m looking forward to trying many of your recipes. They look delicious, healthy, and not too difficult! The Red Sox and cooking are two of my favorite things, so I know I will spend a lot of time here (probably while I am listening to the games). 🙂

    Good luck to Ryan this season! I hope he spends a lot of time at Fenway! Go Sox!

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