The Fork and Knife of a Baseball Wife

My name is Jamie I am a chef and advocate of healthy, local eating. My fiance husband(!) Ryan plays baseball for the Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Atlanta Braves!


After a year of long distance dating, I started living the life of a baseball girlfriend full time in January 2011. It has been the most amazing adventure from the moment I packed my bags! That season’s journey included living in five cities in nine months, dining at hundreds of restaurants in the minor league system, and an exciting major league call up.We got married on November 10, 2013, and I am thrilled that baseball will be a part of my life forever.

I am the unusual combination of a Business Management and Culinary Arts graduate. I spent time in culinary school interning with a health and local food specialist and after moving to Portland, Maine, worked as the head chef of a small bakery. I look at the food world as an environment for personal enjoyment and business growth. I am a health food fanatic and have found that health, sustainable foods, and quality ingredients all go hand in hand. When I eat good, I feel good; if it helps the environment in the process then everyone wins. All of the recipes I post reflect this attitude.

One of the benefits of my unusual traveling lifestyle is the ability to explore places around the world, eating local foods and native dishes as we go. Cooking In Red Socks is a continuous 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!

In April 2013 I become a partner with Cooking Light Magazine and their blogging community. It is such an honor to affiliate with such a positive network. For a brief Q&A interview that I completed with Cooking Light, click here.

25 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 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!

  7. ??? How do I print your recipes, can’t take the computer into my kitchen!!??? Love the eggplant recipe posted 08.27.13. So many eggplants now!!

    • Thank you so much for commenting Bobbi! I finally found a new program after reading this. You’ll see in Eggplant Bolognese that I have reformatted the recipe, which has an easy printing option. I will be getting to all the other ones as soon as I can. Thank you for your comment!

  8. Hello Jamie,

    I am Noa Berger, VizEat’s Community Manager ( We connect locals and travellers who’d like to discover a new culture with hosts who welcome them at their home around a meal.

    Using VizEat is very easy and straightforward: hosts post their meal (this could also be an aperitif, brunch, wine & cheese, etc.) select a date & price, choose their guests and then share an authentic moment around a home cooked meal!

    I love your blog and so would be delighted to discuss a potential partnership. There are numerous mutually beneficial opportunities that we can present to you.

    Would you be available for a 10 minute chat so that I can give you more details about the partnership and what we are proposing?

    We look forward to welcoming you on board!

    Kind regards,

    Noa Berger
    Community Manager