Eat Drink and Be Murray Cookbook Giveaway and Quick Bites

Enter our US, UK and CA giveaway to win one of three copies of Eat, Drink and Be Murray: A Feast of Family Fun and Favorites by Andy Murray.

Eat, Drink and Be Murray is not only an adorable pun but a family cookbook full of beloved Murray favorites, from celebrated chef and owner of the Caddyshack restaurant in Florida, Andy Murray. With lots of stories, snapshots, and a Foreword from celebrated actor and Andy’s older brother, Bill Murray.

The Murray family loves to gather together. Manning the kitchen is Chef Andy Murray, who began his culinary education at four years old when his mother, Lucille, taught him how to cook bacon. Since then, he has worked in some of the biggest restaurants in the business, and become known for his delicious and family-friendly meals. In his debut cookbook, Chef Andy invites readers to the Murray dinner table and shares a wonderful assortment of recipes.

Full of food photography, never-before-seen Murray family snapshots, and hilarious family stories, this cookbook is like pulling a seat up at the Murray table.

Although I’ve never been to the Caddyshack restaurant, I’ve heard about their famous potato balls a.k.a. Caddyshack golf balls – and the recipe is in the book and on my table soon. What is not to love – potatoes, bacon and cheese – yes, please. And the recipe for Hot nuts – trust me – you have never seen nuts like this before – an ooey gooey dish sprinkled with nuts – another yes! And let’s talk a second about the Bill Blass meat loaf – I love meatloaf and this one looks like a winner – lots of aromatics and bacon! Besides the fifty plus recipes – buy the book for the Homage to Elvis cookies – and the Murray photos and stories. This book is an all around winner.

We have linked four of Chef Andy’s recipes to videos on his Youtube channel (be sure to subscribe):

Chef Andy took a few moments to answer a few questions for our Members:

Andy Murray spent more than 25 years as a chef in high-end restaurants, including Mortimer’s and Tribeca Grill. In June 2001 he opened the Murray Bros. Caddyshack restaurant in St. Augustine Florida, and April of 2018 in Chicago. He is the seventh of nine Murray children. He splits his time between St. Augustine Florida and the Chicago area. 

Q: What first triggered your interest in cooking, the restaurant business? 

My first job – helping as a dishwasher at the local diner. I was 11 years old and they fed me breakfast as soon as I walked in the door. When I was 24, I got hired by a French restaurant on Shelter Island that had two stars from the New York Times, which was a big deal at the time. I fell in love with French cuisine and never looked back.

Q: If you had to describe your cooking style, what would it be? What types of recipes will we find in your new book?

I’m big on comfort food. I like to take difficult recipes and simplify them so anyone can make them at home and feel like a pro.

Q: Are you a cookbook collector? If so, tell us about your collection?

Oh yes! I have so many, I had to put half of them in storage. They range from Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Ina Garten, Don Pintabona and let’s not forget the Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, one of the first cooking shows on PBS.

Q: What is the best part of your job? Do you sometimes feel like working with food all day keeps you from wanting to get creative in the kitchen?

Best part of my job is meeting my customers. I will sample when I cook which sometimes kills my appetite when it’s time for dinner. I have a rule that I don’t do dishes when I cook for my friends and family. I like to dine out a lot because I love seeing what other people are doing.

Q: What is your go to for a quick dinner – quick dessert?

Either a steak, one of my simple pasta recipes, or a PB, L and M sandwich – (peanut butter, lettuce and mayo.. a family staple.) I love fresh peaches and blueberries on vanilla ice cream. (Note: the PB&M is in the book).

Q: Tell us about this cookbook or any future projects you are working on?

This book is full of stories about my family, and different places where I’ve been lucky enough to work. When I started trying to choose recipes for this book, I had over 400 in my repertoire – so picking the top 50 was tough. But I’m so excited to share these stories and meals with people who love to eat, drink and be Murray. I’m also very excited to share some recipes on my Youtube channel, and we have launched one of our signature drinks “The Caddymaster” to be sold in liquor stores across the country.

Special thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of this title in our promotion. Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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  • matag  on  November 15, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • sayeater  on  November 15, 2022

    While I’m most interested in the stories, I would totally make the Caddyshack balls for my husband who’s a HUGE fan of the movie!

  • Kristjudy  on  November 15, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • Shelley.b  on  November 15, 2022

    Tuna salad sandwich

  • melspot  on  November 15, 2022

    Short Ribs with Polenta!

  • ravensfan  on  November 15, 2022

    Murray French toast

  • dataentrytard  on  November 15, 2022

    I would like to prepare the Lucille’s salad with dry mustard; red leaf lettuce; Bibb lettuce; red onions; yellow onions; canned mandarin oranges; slivered almonds.

  • kaityblueeyes  on  November 16, 2022

    South Carolina parppadelle sounds delicious!

  • JRumi  on  November 16, 2022

    South Carolina pappardelle

  • lean1  on  November 16, 2022

    something simple like Tuna Salad Sandwich

  • youngsvnnhrs  on  November 16, 2022

    Andy’s carbonara

  • kmn4  on  November 16, 2022

    Chicken hash

  • demomcook  on  November 16, 2022

    The Pulled Pork sandwich looks good.

  • GreenhouseCheryl  on  November 16, 2022

    Tempting tomato pie

  • wildchild  on  November 17, 2022

    Eggs in a basket

  • rkosully  on  November 17, 2022

    I would first like to make the Turkey-artichoke sandwich. =)

  • chrisma232  on  November 17, 2022

    Eggs in a basket as it’s something the whole family will enjoy.

  • Plumbobmummy  on  November 17, 2022

    Pork roast Murray style

  • ejsmith  on  November 17, 2022

    Hot nuts!

  • bookmark77  on  November 17, 2022

    South Carolina pappardelle

  • TheLongestCat  on  November 17, 2022

    Eggs in a basket sounds interesting!

  • bookmark58  on  November 17, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • IvyManning  on  November 17, 2022

    Lucille’s Fried Chicken!

  • Emmormous  on  November 18, 2022

    Pork roast Murray style

  • sarahawker  on  November 18, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • Dendav  on  November 18, 2022

    Eggs in a basket

  • BMeyer  on  November 18, 2022

    short ribs with polenta

  • caliwoo  on  November 18, 2022

    Intrigued by Caddyshack golf balls

  • trudys_person  on  November 19, 2022

    Grilled pimento cheese sandwich is apparently a classic, but I’ve never tried it …

  • prettypistol  on  November 19, 2022

    Tuna Salad Sandwich

  • agreaves19  on  November 19, 2022

    Murray French toast

  • virjeania  on  November 19, 2022

    Caddyshack golf balls

  • Elbyem  on  November 19, 2022

    Chicken hash

  • Lora724  on  November 19, 2022

    Turkey-artichoke sandwich

  • emi10383  on  November 19, 2022

    South Carolina pappardelle

  • mpdeb98  on  November 20, 2022

    Caddyshack golf balls

  • maci234  on  November 20, 2022

    Murray French toast

  • lilmiztam22  on  November 20, 2022

    has to be chicken hash

  • paulbing  on  November 20, 2022

    Chicken Hash

  • Pennyf  on  November 20, 2022

    Chicken hash

  • Rachaels21  on  November 21, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • Lilli_  on  November 22, 2022

    Pineapple upside-down cake

  • Lonion  on  November 22, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • edyenicole  on  November 23, 2022

    short ribs and polenta

  • foodie16  on  November 23, 2022

    Lasagna with Italian sausage

  • nancytownsend  on  November 24, 2022

    Chicken Hash

  • lucymajor94  on  November 24, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • Sand9  on  November 24, 2022


  • Sand9  on  November 24, 2022

    Pineapple upside-down cake x

  • LaurenE  on  November 24, 2022

    Short Ribs with Polenta

  • reader1trees  on  November 25, 2022

    Key lime pie

  • ceejayen  on  November 26, 2022


  • karenm16  on  November 28, 2022

    Hard to pick just one! The turkey artichoke sandwich sounds really good!

  • michelle666  on  November 28, 2022

    Chicken hash

  • teamkies  on  November 29, 2022

    Caddyshack golf balls

  • NaomiH  on  November 29, 2022

    Pork roast, Murray-style

  • dzm  on  November 30, 2022

    chicken hash

  • TBipp  on  November 30, 2022

    Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  December 2, 2022

    I would make the Mortimer’s pistou soup.

  • Cemacdonald  on  December 2, 2022

    The pulled pork sandwich looks delicious!

  • JEWGAL777  on  December 2, 2022

    Bill Blass Meatloaf

  • DFed  on  December 2, 2022

    I’m always looking for a good tomato pie recipe!

  • LoraWiley  on  December 2, 2022

    Red radish spread for my radish-loving husband.

  • DimensionAEB  on  December 3, 2022

    Lucille’s Fried Chicken

  • sarahteertzah  on  December 7, 2022

    French onion soup

  • babiafi  on  December 8, 2022

    The short ribs with polenta

  • calguire  on  December 8, 2022

    Turkey-artichoke sandwich

  • Lesevans6  on  December 9, 2022

    Tuna Salad Sandwich

  • Dannausc  on  December 10, 2022

    Red radish spread

  • janv  on  December 10, 2022

    turkey artichoke sandwich

  • banba1  on  December 11, 2022

    Grilled pimento cheese sandwich

  • mummydinosaur  on  December 11, 2022

    Eggs benedict. One of my favourite dishes when I eat out for breakfast but I’ve never made it.

  • betsyradelow  on  December 13, 2022

    hot nuts

  • elsid22  on  December 15, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • clairew137  on  December 18, 2022

    South Carolina parppadelle

  • maria411  on  December 18, 2022

    Tuna salad sandwich

  • Pizzacat13  on  December 24, 2022

    Murray French Toast. Quotes from the Caddyshack movie are on heavy rotation in our household

  • GrooveHeart  on  December 24, 2022

    Chicken Pot Pie

  • PixieDee  on  December 26, 2022

    I love an Eggs Benedict, so that would be my first choice!

  • Jow  on  December 26, 2022

    I’d like to make the chicken hash

  • e4b4  on  December 26, 2022

    Murray French toast

  • Isis1981uk  on  December 27, 2022

    Andy’s chicken vegetable soup

  • krnries  on  December 27, 2022

    Chicken hash sounds like the perfect comfort food xx

  • silversand  on  December 28, 2022

    Cathy Collins’s birthday salmon

  • Charlieemma  on  December 29, 2022

    Pulled Pork sandwich

  • RickPearson54  on  December 29, 2022

    Murray french toast

  • robyn297  on  December 29, 2022

    Short Ribs with Polenta

  • sheridarby  on  December 29, 2022

    Tuna salad sandwich

  • sgreiff  on  December 30, 2022

    Peggy’s chili

  • kdixxy  on  December 30, 2022

    Murray french toast

  • ickle0ne  on  December 30, 2022

    Red radish spread

  • Sand9  on  December 30, 2022

    Lasagna with Italian sausage

  • fion123  on  December 30, 2022

    Chicken vegetable soup packed full of goodness

  • orchidlady01  on  December 30, 2022

    Potatoes Dauphinoise

  • t.t  on  December 30, 2022

    Homage to Elvis cookie

  • misty33  on  December 30, 2022

    Key Lime Pie

  • angiemac18  on  December 31, 2022

    Carl’s crab cakes

  • Poppyjoey  on  December 31, 2022

    The Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • zeeenie  on  December 31, 2022

    Murray French toast

  • lisaa69  on  December 31, 2022

    Short ribs with polenta

  • vdkcjart  on  December 31, 2022

    French toast

  • skvalentine  on  January 5, 2023

    The carbonara! My stomach is rumbling already.

  • Roofle  on  January 9, 2023

    Ohhh the South Carolina Parppadelle!

  • maggz19671  on  January 9, 2023

    Short Ribs with Polenta!

  • Lora724  on  January 9, 2023

    I’d like to try the Turkey-artichoke sandwich.

  • kmellen  on  January 13, 2023


  • EmilyR  on  January 13, 2023

    Murray French toast

  • circ2000  on  January 14, 2023

    and because I have been mis-quoting Caddyshack when I play golf for the last 20-30 years, gotta be the Caddyshack golf balls.

  • elysedc  on  January 14, 2023

    Cathy Collins’s birthday salmon

  • Jammyegg  on  January 14, 2023

    Rack of Lamb!

  • avonleajules  on  January 14, 2023

    Andy’s Carbonara sounds delicious

  • candykane  on  January 15, 2023

    Bill Blass meatloaf

  • milly_matthews  on  January 15, 2023

    French onion soup

  • portkey  on  January 15, 2023

    South Carolina pappardelle

  • PatBarrett  on  January 15, 2023

    South Carolina pappardelle

  • debbiehb  on  January 16, 2023

    French onion soup

  • Vickysouchild  on  January 20, 2023

    Red radish spread

  • Tawny0wl7  on  January 21, 2023

    eggs in a basket

  • Siegal  on  January 24, 2023

    Chicken hash

  • paddlebro  on  January 24, 2023

    Turkey artichoke snadwich!

  • hypothermia  on  January 28, 2023

    Red radish spread.

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