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Cookin' with Cocky II
All New Recipes!

Charlie and Alex Hawkins

More than 300 original recipes from a host of familiar Gamecock tailgate gourmets

This sequel to the popular 2004 release Cookin' with Cocky features an original collection of tailgating recipes culled together from throngs of longtime University of South Carolina Gamecock fans. Former USC and NFL player Alex Hawkins and his wife Charlie have once again assembled an unmatched feast of appetizers, entrees, and desserts ranging from the exquisitely delectable to the outrageously odd. Likewise, their fellow contributors run the gambit from South Carolina luminaries Steve Spurrier, Bob Fulton, Joe Pinner, and a pantheon of USC football greats to average fans with an above-average devotion to the game and the tailgating culture that accompanies it. Throughout the volume, the steadfast spirit, lively humor, and unique culinary talents of diehard Gamecock fans permeate every colorful page.

"My wife, Charlie, can make a tennis shoe taste good. She has been cooking for me for almost twenty years, and I have been trying to get her to write a cookbook for almost that long. In 2003 a friend of mine from Georgia compiled a cookbook for the Georgia Bulldog fans. It did well. 'Alex,' he said, 'you need to write one for the Gamecock fans—let them win three games, and they'll buy anything that is Garnet and Black.' So in 2004 I got on the phone and started calling my friends, soliciting recipes from these avid Gamecock fans. I got two hundred and fifty recipes in less than six weeks. Charlie added fifty of her best recipes, and we had Cookin' with Cocky. Here it is, 2006, and we have Cookin' with Cocky II. It is done in a similar spirit, but all new recipes and many new donors. It is more than a cookbook, and every bit as entertaining, with even better, tastier recipes. It is a must for serious Gamecock fans everywhere."—Alex Hawkins

Featuring recipes for

38 appetizers
16 breads
10 chilis & soups
25 dips & sauces
25 salads
11 sandwiches
31 vegetables & casseroles
33 meats
18 seafood dishes
54 desserts
And 22 recipes from Charlie Hawkins

Authors Alex and Charlie HawkinsAlex Hawkins played halfback for the Gamecocks in the 1956, 1957, and 1958 seasons, finishing his college career with 1,490 rushing yards—ranking twenty-first on the all-time best USC list—and with the title of 1958 ACC Player of the Year. In the NFL he played for the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Colts, and Atlanta Falcons before retiring from the game in 1968. He was inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1970. His past books include My Story and I'm Sticking to It.

Charlie Hawkins has been married to Alex for seven years. She has contributed twenty recipes to this new volume.

"Alex Hawkins is a University of South Carolina athletic icon, an NFL legend, and a fun person to know. He tickles my funny bone. Alex and Charlie's recipes tickle my palate. This is truly much more than a cookbook."—Tom Price, broadcaster, Gamecock Radio Network

"Alex Hawkins has compiled many 'records' on and off the gridiron. For the record, he and Charlie's initial ingenious compiling of tailgating recipes in Cookin' with Cocky is now surpassed by Cookin' with Cocky II. I would say he took it to the house, having my recipes in both editions."—Joe Pinner, WIS newscaster and host of Carolina Magazine



Book jacket for Cookin' with Cocky II


8 ¼ x 8 ¼
208 pages
103 illustrations
ISBN 978-1-57003-683-5
hardcover, $22.00t

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