I realize that a ton of people who watch the Super Bowl don’t actually like football, which probably explains why there are so many stories that focus on ways to improve the usual grease-and-carb plates associated with sports TV. True football fans, of course, don’t care what you feed them during the game; they’d gnaw on their own leg if you covered it in melted cheese.
For the most part, I don’t care about pro football—-I’m a college girdiron dude myself—-so I want some high-quality snackage for the big game. Fortunately, viewers like me (maybe you?) have a lot of good options out there:
- The Los Angeles Times trades in chicken wings for turkey wings.
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offers a chef-driven take on chicken wings, complete with garlic chips.
- The Washington Post paws through the regional cookbooks for team-specific recipes.
- The New York Times has resurrected a number of old game-day recipes, including Rick Bayless’ black-bean-and-chorizo subs.
- Houston Chronicle takes inspiration from those ubiquitous sliders for a few sandwich recipes.
- Serious Eats has a seriously mouth-watering beer-and-cheese fondue recipe.
- Food & Wine has 10 different dip recipes, including one for smoked bluefish pate.
- Gourmet offers up 12 Super Bowl favorites, including chicken-fried ribs.
Mmmm, chicken-fried ribs. So what are you planning to cook for the big game?