Saturday, January 26, 2008

Get Your Game On

The Super Bowl is coming up a week from tomorrow, and I'm sure everyone's interested to see if the Patriots can pull off a perfect season (as a native of Massachusetts, you can guess which team I'm rooting for). But let's face it, there's a lot of down time in football and the Super Bowl is even worse. Pre-game shows, half-time shows, tons of commercials - coverage begins 4 hours before kickoff! And what do you do to occupy your time while the commentators yap and Chevy tries to sell you a new truck? You eat! And you use our newest cookbook - Fan Fare: a playbook of great recipes for tailgaiting or watching the game at home, by Debbie Moose - to plan a perfect Super Bowl party. Spicy and savory appetizers, luscious drinks, hearty stews and chilis, finger-licking barbecue, and even some nice salad and brunch recipes. (Let's face it, tho, eating on game day is all about grease and calories. I'm not sure how the "Poached Salmon with Ginger-Yogurt Sauce" snuck it's way in to the chapter on marinated ribs, chicken and steak). When you watch the game next Sunday, you're in it for the long haul. Don't just settle for throwing a bag of Doritos onto the coffee table. Cook some real food, for pete's sake.

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