Chicago Cubs: Rizzo hosting virtual cooking show for Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation

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Chicago Cubs first basemen and philanthropist Anthony Rizzo is hosting a cooking show for a cause. 

He’s Italian, so Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has got to be a good cook, right?

On Friday, May 29, we’ll have an opportunity to test that theory and it’s all for a good cause.

Per his Twitter account, the Cubs slugging first baseman will trade his bat and glove for an apron and microphone, playing chef and host with renowned culinary genius Giuseppe Tentori.

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Rizzo describes it as a cook-off for Cancer on his Twitter account, but the attached advertisement gives the sense that it is more of a cooking class with Tentori showing Rizzo a thing or two. It all goes down at 6 p.m. on Friday via a Zoom call session. Participants can ask questions of the two as they cook.

Those interested in joining must purchase tickets, but all proceeds do go to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, so it’s all for a good cause. Rizzo’s foundation helps children who are fighting Cancer.

Those interested in participating in the event can purchase tickets here.

Originally from Italy, Tentori came to the United States at age 19 at the behest of a restaurant owner in Highland Park, Ill. He now owns GT Fish & Oyster (4.5 stars based on over 700 Google reviews), GT Prime Steakhouse (4.7 stars based on over 400 Google reviews), and Boka Catering Group.

From serving up pizza at the legendary Giordano’s, to his Buona Beef commercial with White Sox slugger Frank Thomas, it seems like Rizzo is always doing something with food.

Obviously, despite this, Rizzo is a highly-trained professional athlete, so it’s not like he’s just sitting around overeating. In March 2018, he did an interview with Men’s Health on “how he can play hard and still drink beer,” which is an insightful read. He has also previously released his workout routine to MuscleAndFitness.com and his diet to Vice.com.

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So yes, Anthony Rizzo is probably still in shape despite the quarantine and no baseball, and no, he’s probably not just using cooking shows as an excuse to eat food.

Besides, he needs to eat food anyway to keep up his strength so he can continue to hit all those bombs. After all, he is pretty good at baseball and is one of a dying breed. After all, he needs to keep his strength up to hit all those dingers when baseball finally resumes.

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