It's game day and the parking lot surrounding Green Bay's Lambeau Field is awash in a bouquet of beer-soaked bratwursts sizzling over flames. Outside Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, it's burgers and dogs, and in New Orleans, fragrant blasts of shrimp gumbo bounce off the Superdome. Whichever stadium you visit, you'll find that tailgating is alive, well, and cooking in America. John Madden, an adamant fan of this age-old tradition, helps the cause with his new cookbook, John Madden's Ultimate Tailgating
. But be warned: Madden isn't into fancy, white-linen cuisine. These are smash-mouth meals, meant for those willing to drip sauce on their shirts and deal with the heartburn that follows. He starts simple, with recipes like Smoked Prime Rib and Salt-Cured Spit-Roasted Leg of Lamb. Then he ups the ante with Metrodome Horseradish Burgers, Brew Crew Venison Stew, Tabasco Sesame Noodles, and Pork to Taste Like Wild Boar. Each of the 80 stomach-grumbling recipes was subjected to taste tests by hundreds of tailgaters. And if it's good enough for these discerning taste buds, it's good enough for the All-Madden Culinary Team. --Ben Tiffany
From Library Journal
Popular sports broadcaster Madden blends two of America's favorite subjects?sports and food?in this lighthearted look at feasting off the tailgate.
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