The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South

The Southern Tailgating Cookbook: A Game-Day Guide for Lovers of Food, Football, and the South

by Taylor Mathis
     
 

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According to tailgating enthusiast Taylor Mathis, "You'll understand why a game day in the South is unlike any other" when you read this cookbook. Mathis traveled across twelve states to document the favorite foods and game-day traditions embraced by thousands of fans at colleges and universities throughout the football-crazy South. Featuring 110 vibrant recipes

Overview

According to tailgating enthusiast Taylor Mathis, "You'll understand why a game day in the South is unlike any other" when you read this cookbook. Mathis traveled across twelve states to document the favorite foods and game-day traditions embraced by thousands of fans at colleges and universities throughout the football-crazy South. Featuring 110 vibrant recipes inspired by Mathis's tailgating tours, The Southern Tailgating Cookbook is chock-full of southern football culture, colorful photographs of irresistible dishes from simple to extravagant, and essential preparation instructions.
Recipes cover a full day of dishes, with meals for every taste. From Chicken-Sweet Potato Kabobs to Zesty Arugula and Kale Salad to Deep-Fried Cookie Dough, there is something for every fan. Mathis also serves up day-before checklists, advice on packing for a tailgate, food safety information, and much more. His entertaining rundowns on unique southern football traditions—from fans' game-day attire and hand signals to the music of the marching bands—are sure to lift both seasoned and novice tailgaters to greater heights of tailgate pleasure.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
For the hardcore, college logo tent crowd to the pop the trunk and take out one thing to eat tailgaters, Mathis provides an array of options.—Durham Herald-Sun

The range of ingredients and food types is impressive. . . . [Mathis] is an avid football fan and that passion is clearly demonstrated in this impressive cookbook.—Tennessee Libraries

Lushly illustrated.—Charleston Post and Courier

The (cook)book on tailgating in the South.—Our State Magazine

[A] culinary kickoff.—South Park Magazine

An insider's take on tailgating culture.—Montgomery Advertiser

Recommended for regional collections.—Library Journal

A Southerner's guide to tailgating. Game-day recipes from [a] 12-state tour.—Winston-Salem Journal

If you're looking for a gift for the tailgater in your life, this book is sure to be a hit.—Tailgater Magazine

Mathis does a great job of capturing the spirit of football tailgating and tells the story well.—National Barbecue News

Touchdown! Whether you're at the stadium or watching on TV, kick off your next game day with these high scoring recipes.—People Country

Anybody who thinks an autumn tailgate party is another excuse for fried chicken and potato salad needs to score a copy of The Southern Tailgating Cookbook. . . . Armchair football fans will get the same kick out of hearty, high-flavored food cooked in the kitchen or patio and served to the crowd clustered around that monster HDTV.—Southern Pines Pilot

The Southern Tailgating Cookbook helps satisfy all your culinary tailgate needs.—Houston Press

Whatever your style and level of loyalty, Mathis suggests a few good ways to show off your team spirit on game day.—American Profile

Library Journal
The fervent sports fandom so perfectly captured in Warren St. John's Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania is further illustrated in this cookbook, which Mathis researched by traveling through 12 states over two and a half football seasons. Photographer and blogger Mathis explains how to prep, execute, and clean up after a tailgate party and shares stories, photographs, and regional recipes that highlight various Southern traditions. Fans who may be reluctant to cook their rival team's recipes will appreciate the tips on "Eating Your Competition" (serving a mascot-inspired menu). VERDICT Recommended for regional collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469610627
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/05/2013
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
762,559
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Mathis is passionate, enthusiastic, and sincere about the art of tailgating in the South. A colorful read—including college football lore and traditions—with recipes carefully selected for the avid (or novice) tailgater.—Elizabeth Sims, co-author of Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville's New South Kitchen

Meet the Author

Taylor Mathis is a food and lifestyle photographer, a blogger at Taylor Takes a Taste, and a passionate fan of all college athletics. He lives in Charlotte, N.C.

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