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The Superbowl of Recipes...

image from cache1.asset-cache.netI am not really one for watching sports. The one year I actually got into it was as a student in London. We were close to Wimbledon, so that was a really big deal, if you went to a pub on the weekend you were inevitably drawn into the culture of team loving.  When the Superbowl came along, our English Professors gave us the Monday after off.  My friend, Nancy Dalhberg Faust and her flatmates were all over it and the centuries old building they lived in was never the same.

Nothing will ever measure up to that party.  Most years the big game comes and goes and I am completely oblivious to it.  Every once in a while I go to a Superbowl party and find myself more interested in the menu than who is playing.

Recipes for party foods are too numerous to count.  I am wondering if the really successful ones help lessen  the pain of your team not living up to their ability as when the Patriots last met the Jets at the season finale..? ...  What kind of food do you want on the table when you watch the game?

Some sensational ideas for fabulous football food

Ideas from Cooks who inspire us

 

Superbowl recipes


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Here are some of your ideas; 

Joe Swartz • How about a "happy medium" of good nutritious local produce and "sinful" food (locally produced) as well?

David Ringland - Just because it's game day, it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste.
In my opinion:
  • Before the game - Filet Mignon with creamy truffle risotto and saute of spinach/swisschard accompanied by a nice bottle of Turnbull Cabernet.
  • First Half - A frosty Bass Ale
  • During Christina Aguilera's fumble: an additional Bass Ale
  • After the game -  a frosty Bass ale

 

Photo Credit:  H. Armstrong Rogers 


What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite food?
 A few days ago I was telling a friend about the evolution of Terra Americana.  He then asked me "What is your favorite food?"  What a loaded question, and who would have thought.  I once classified myself as "A starving artist who lives and breathes food."  I should know what my favorite is, but I have been at a loss for days.

I have thought about my favorite meals and the moments when just a taste sent shivers down my spine.  Yet the true answer eluded me.  There are so many wonderful memories and the options for new experiences are limitless.

Just now I had an Epiphany.  At this moment I love bread.  It may change in an hour, but right now it is BREAD; simple, satisfying item with limitless personalities that I hold dear.

What is your Favorite Food?

What is your favorite food?

Some of What you've shared

  1. Bread is a favorite food, also. Not the white "Wonder" variety, either. But hearty crusty breads with different toppings. One of the best breakfasts I ever had was in Dresden, Germany at the home of a friend of a friend; fresh baked bread - jams, butter and my very first taste of lemon curd.
  2. Pasta and meat-a-ballas and lasagna and manicotti and hot Italian bread with lots of butter and, and, etc. etc.
  3. every time I go to a restaurant and I’m unsure on what to order, I find myself ordering the classic chicken parmesan or some kind of Italian dish.
  4. Friendly's Ice Cream. Mint Chocolate chip 
  5. My homemade creamy potatoe soup. I could eat that with cornbread every day I think.
  6. Blackened sea scallops
  7. My Mom's Beef Stew with homemade biscuits,
  8. Stuffed Peppers
  9. Nothing beats a fresh, vine ripened tomato, a juicy peach picked off the tree, and of course - chocolate!
  10. My favorite food is Turkish Tarhana . Tarhana is a kind of soup which is made from the fresh vegetables and legumes grown in summer. Preparation of it requires a lot of efforts. The
    nutritive value of its ingredient is approved by the universities in Turkey. That’s why it is recommended for children which are growing.  Furthermore,owing to the vitamins and minerals in its ingredients,especially it helps to cure the symptoms of infectious diseases. Tarhana is such a healthful soup that you should always eat it even you’re ill or even you’re healthy. It contains no additive and preventive.  The ingredients are boiled and mixed with flour and it becomes dough.
    The dough is kneaded periodically and it’s kept like that for three weeks. At the end of the third week the dough is dried in small pieces. The dried dough is crumbled and rubbed by hands on a cloth.
    Then,it’s ready to be cooked. Tarhana is like flour. In this form, it’s conserved in a dry place and at room temperature for one year.  While cooking tarhana soup, it’s stirred with warm water and boiled.
    It’s easy to cook and it doesn’t last long.

 

More of my favorite foods;

Photo credit:Julie T Cecchini