Much like Brian Baumgartner’s role as Kevin Malone in The Office, Brian is a true chili master who is just as serious as his fictional counterpart about making the most perfect pot of chili. Featuring 177 chili recipes stamped with Brian’s “seriously good” approval rating, Seriously Good Chili Cookbook contains new ways to spice up chili for all occasions, all year long. Written in the humorous and friendly tone Brian Baumgartner is known and loved for, this engaging cookbook opens with an introduction from Brian about how an infamous 60-second scene from the show transformed him into a chili icon, his passion for chili, and a fascinating account of the history of his all-time favorite comfort food. Each section that follows showcases specific styles of chili – from Texas chili and Cincinnati chili to turkey chili, chili verde, vegetarian, and other regional and international variations. Every mouth-watering recipe has been contributed by renowned chefs, world championship chili cook-off winners, restaurant owners, TV celebrities, social media influencers, Brian himself, and his dedicated fan base. Also included is a foreword by fellow The Office co-star, Oscar Nunez, and a bonus recipe of the official “Kevin’s Famous Chili” from The Office! So strap on your apron, grab a spoon, and dig in with Brian Baumgartner as your ultimate chili guide!
Who doesn’t love chili? The variety that you will find in this collection will have you wanting to make chili every day. I highly recommend that you grab this cookbook. And not just for yourself but for all your friends too!
— - Kim Wilcox, author of Great Book of Grilled Cheese
When the weather turns chilly, Brian Baumgartner’s Seriously Good ChiliCookbook Is your go-to cookbook to find the melting pot of flavors that chili brings to your dinner table.
— - Anne Braly, food columnist, Chattanooga Times Free Press
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 ChiliPepperMadness.com, author of The Spicy Food Lovers' Cookbook
A celebratory bonanza of recipes, history and fun facts that will appeal to both the newbie and the affectionado, the Seriously Good Chili Cookbookis a must-have for any chili enthusiast. Covering all the styles and sourced from regular folks, chefs and award-winners, this book will become a well-worn, beloved favorite for anyone obsessed with this classic comfort food.
— - Tara Cox, Executive Managing Editor, Rachael Ray in Season Magazine
Brian's eye (and taste buds) for great chili is absolutely top notch. In fact, we will let him judge ANY day in ANY category he wants at our annual World Championship Chili Cookoff! (We just won't let him carry any of the dishes during the turn-in process!!!)
— - Mike McCloud, President of The International Chili Society, The Chili Commissioner
Who doesn't love a chili collection curated by the king of chili himself? This is the new bible on chili, with recipes for every style and diet and with heartwarming anecdotes from The Office's famous chili scene. It's ideal for any chili lover or The Office fan (and we count ourselves as both!).
— - Sonja and Alex Overhiser, Founders of ACoupleCooks.com, cookbook authors, and contributors to The Washington Post
Brian Baumgartner became a household name as one of Dunder Mifflin’s accountants “Kevin Malone” on NBC’s Emmy-winning TV series, The Office. Just like his fictional character, Brian is equally passionate about chili. Brian continues his partnership with BUSH’S® Beans as an official spokesperson for the company, who also takes chili seriously. Additionally, Brian was invited by the International Chili Society to be one of their World Championship Chili Cook-Off judges in 2021. Seriously Good Chili Cookbook is Brian’s first published cookbook that reflects his deep-rooted love for this classic comfort food, features his very own “Perfect Pot of Chili” recipe, and contains the world’s best chili recipes contributed by celebrity chefs, restaurant owners, industry leaders, and chili cook-off champions. Brian is also a New York Times best-selling author of his latest book, Welcome to Dunder Mifflin, as well as host of the hit podcasts, The Office Deep Dive with Brian Baumgartner and Off The Beat with Brian Baumgartner.