Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday

Buffalo wings 

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is second only to food eaten on Thanksgiving for US consumers. Over 1.3 billion chicken wings will be devoured, along with other party foods like pizza, nachos, chili, and potato chips.

For those who don't understand what all the fuss is about, The Daily Meal features a rundown of the day, which features the championship game along with other entertainment, including the year's best commercials. Super Bowl LI (for some reason the NFL uses Roman numerals in the naming convention) pits the New England Patriots (making a record 9th appearance in the title game) against the Atlanta Falcons (this is only the team's second trip to the Super Bowl).

But who cares about the football - it's all about the food, right? Even people who don't watch the game are having parties because nothing beats gathering with friends, eating high-calorie foods, and perhaps imbibing a spirit or two. If you're looking for inspiration on what to make for the big day, be sure to visit the EYB Library. Popular game-day snacks there include these Member favorites:

Bacon-and-tomato guacamole (Guacamole de tocino y jitomate) from Fiesta at Rick's by Rick Bayless and Deann Groen Bayless
Henry's cheese spread from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt Lee and Ted Lee
Really good oven-fried buffalo wings from Serious Eats (pictured top)
Crockpot carne asada nachos from How Sweet It Is by Jessica Merchant
Chili for a crowd from The Silver Palate Gift Set by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins

1 Comment

  • SheilaS  on  2/4/2017 at 1:39 PM

    I just made a triple batch of the Party Magnet Cheese Ball from Vivian Howard's Deep Run Roots cookbook. One for the Super Bowl, 2 for the freezer. It was a big hit over the holidays! The book isn't indexed on EYB yet, but the recipe can be found over here on David Lebovitz's blog: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/cheese-ball-recipe/

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