South Louisiana football fans are no strangers to tailgating. Cooking up delicious dishes and creating tasty spreads each weekend during the fall is a point of pride for any self-respecting resident of the Bayou State. Tailgating is an excuse to blend two of Louisiana’s true loves, football and food, and our people have perfected that wonderfully flavorful fusion.
The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook contains over 150 of the most delectable tailgating recipes across the South. From the Editors of Southern Living, this cookbook encapsulates the tastes, teams and traditions across the Southeastern Conference in a delightfully mouthwatering read.
As a legendary author, television and radio host Paul Finebaum says in the foreword, “One of the most important events on game day actually occurs before the coin toss – it’s called the tailgate.”
More than just a cookbook, The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook takes readers into the heart of SEC country, sharing tidbits of the fascinating culture and traditions that make up each unique fan base across the conference.
The cookbook contains recipes native to all 14 SEC teams, and is accompanied by pages of beautiful food photography, inspiring readers to whip up a new lip-smacking dish for their next tailgate outing.
Included amongst the recipes are four LSU inspired dishes: Tiger Tasso Skewers, Creole Gumbo, Fried Oyster Po’boy Sliders and Mike’s Maque Choux Salad.
The Tiger Tasso Skewers combine pork tasso, Gouda cheese, spicy pickle chips, mayhaw jelly and hot sauce to evoke a spicy, smoky and tangy combination, the perfect Cajun finger food for your next tailgate.
The cookbook’s fried oyster po’boy slider offers a more tailgate-friendly version of a Louisiana classic. Crispy fried oysters, accompanied by lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and spicy mayonnaise, all nestled between a fresh baked French-style dinner roll, is bite-sized bliss.
While many Louisiana natives are familiar with gumbo, po’boys and jambalaya, take the opportunity to sample one of the many delicious recipes from across the South. Whether you are watching the game at home with fans of an opposing team or welcoming out of towners to your campus tailgate, there plenty of exciting, new recipes to keep every belly satisfied while indulging in the region’s favorite sport.
Whip up a batch of Mississippi State’s Sweet Heat Pimento Cheese as an appetizer, wow your guests with a serving of Alabama’s Fried Chicken, Green Tomato, and Waffles with Sriracha Syrup and finish things up with Georgia’s Peanut Brittle Puppy Chow for dessert.
The All-New Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook also includes grilling and food safety instructions, a list of tailgate essentials and the Ten Commandments of tailgating.
No matter which team you root for on game day, always remember the book’s tenth commandment: Thou Shalt Remember the Real Reason for Tailgating: Making Memories.
This cookbook is the essence of what tailgating in the South is all about: food, football and fun. Have a blast discovering new recipes, cheering your team to victory and making memories along the way this fall.