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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cookbook Review: The NFL Gameday Cookbook

The NFL Gameday Cookbook
The NFL Gameday Cookbook by Ray Lampe aka Dr. BBQ is not exactly the kind of cookbook you would normally see on my bookshelf. After all, I am not a big NFL fan, nor am I much of a sports entertainer. However. When I saw this cookbook with the amazing ribs on the front, I couldn't resist checking it out.  Besides, isn't there a big game coming up?

This quirky book is pure football from start to finish. With chapter titles like “The Equipment Room,” “The Game Plan,” “Super Bowls (soups),”, “The Play Book (entrees)”, “The Kick-off” (appetizers)” etc, you get right into the spirit of the game. Thrown in amongst the recipes are pages with the stats of every NFL team with information about the team, the stadium and Dr. BBQ's suggestions for food appropriate for watching that team. For instance, for an Arizona Cardinals game (I picked them simply because I live in AZ), you may want to eat Grilled Avocado halves, Barbecued chicken nachos, Fresh breakfast burritos, Catfish tacos, Spicy spareribs, Loaded cornbread casserole and a plate of melon. Each team menu is locale oriented.

There are only pictures in the center of the book. They feature mouthwatering photos of a smattering of dishes. My favorite is the macaroni and cheese soup. I cannot wait to try that out. The nutella rice crispy bars don't look too bad, either. I am always in favor of photos. The more I can see the dishes, the more apt I am to try to make them. I do wish there were more pictures in this book.

You will not just find finger food in this cookbook. There are full-blown entrees like pot roast and ribs. There are soups, salads (do men watching football really eat salad?), desserts, drinks, and even a few breakfast treats. I believe Dr. BBQ expects die hard football fans to focus on their game all day long.

So, there you have it. A fun, different book for the football maniac in everyone's lives.   

16 comments:

thecountrycook said...

Definitely let me know how the mac n cheese soup turns out! :o)
Brandie

Kim Kelly said...

I love it!! While I'm not the biggest fan either, I am a fan of much of the "footballish" food! I'm thinking I need to check this one out.

Susan Lindquist said...

Love football and love football food! THIS was a timely review! I'll admit, though, if there aren't pictures to go along with recipes, my interest falls off pretty fast. I need the visual to get my juices runnin', so to speak!

happywhennothungry said...

I am not a football fan at all, but I do love to partake of all the yummy foods! Great review!

Jennifer said...

I'm anxious to know about the Macaroni and Cheese Soup. Sounds good...and like it will go straight to my thighs!
Still thinking about those yummy apple muffins you posted the other day :)
Jenn

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks for the review...it sounds like a fun gift for a man who loves to cook and who is also a football fan. My son whould love it!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely review thank you for sharing

Joanne said...

What a fun cookbook. I have one for tailgate parties. Wild recipes but def. fun for football games.

bj said...

ahhh, sounds like a fun cookbook. I don't like football, either, but I am surrounded by those that DO.
Hence, my son throws a SuperBowl party every year and of COURSE, we go. Hubs LOVES football. ANYway, I am always looking for something good to take. I think Hot Wings are at the top of the list right now. :))

Emily Malloy said...

Sounds like a cookbook I'd want to eat my way through!

Sara said...

The more I blog the more I come to like clever cookbooks. I agree with everyone else. Definitely keep up posted on that soup!

Peggy said...

This sounds like my kind of cookbook! We love the NFL and related treats are always a plus! That mac and cheese soup definitely sounds intriguing!

Diethood.com said...

This sounds like a fun cookbook! I'm also interested in that mac 'n cheese soup. :)
Thank you for sharing!

thejoyofcaking said...

I'm not a football fan but I can't knock all the good food that comes with the sport. I might have a Superbowl party and never turn the TV on - lol!

The Mom Chef said...

I am a fan and I love to throw football parties. There's nothing like football food. Nothing. I'll have to give this book a look. Thanks for the review.

Desi said...

Sounds like my kinda cookbook!

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