Chef Alex is truly the Chef de Cuisine at the O’Neal home, Alex cooks all the food for Shaq and everyone in the house, which could be a lot. Shaq loves having people over and he likes to eat. Alex has been Shaq’s personal chef since the Big Fella’s days in the NBA. Chef Alex and Sous Chef O’Neal hope you have fun and enjoy.
A cookbook from basketball-great Shaquille O’Neal really shouldn’t surprise anyone.
In Shaq’s Family Style, The Big Fella shares eighty recipes for bringing family together around the table, plus 100 photographs to whet the appetite.
“I’m an avid eater,” he says. And as the founder of Big Chicken in Las Vegas and a Papa John’s board member and franchisee, he’s also in the food business. His culinary crew includes longtime personal chef Alex Conant and executive chefs Matt Silverman and Matt Piekarski.
Shaq’s love of food, eating, and family cooking began in his childhood home, where his mom cooked for him and his three siblings. With his own family, he carries on the commitment to creating family connections and fun through food. In Shaq’s Family Style, featuring his inimitable sense of humor, he shares eighty recipes for bringing family together around the table, plus 100 photographs to whet the appetite. From Loaded Potato Waffles to One Pan Baked Southern Mac & Cheese, Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato Bake, and Spicy Jambalaya with Andouille Meatballs, these are meals that busy home cooks can get on the table after the kids’ practice or when there’s a houseful over to watch a game.
Even novices will be able to cook these recipes with confidence the first time—and on replay. When the plates are cleared, it’s time for banana pudding (there’s always banana pudding!) or one of Shaq’s other family-favorite desserts. It’s the Shaq Attaq! . . . in the kitchen.