Tailgating Done Right Cookbook Review
|Tailgating Done Right Cookbook: 150 Recipes for a Winning Game Day, Tailgate-Ready Crowd-Pleasers from Appetizers to Desserts including Chicken, Chili, Burgers, Brownies, & More
|August 13, 2019, Fox Chapel Publishing
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Sports fans will welcome Anne Scheaffer’s fun cookbook, Tailgating Done Right Cookbook: 150 Recipes for a Winning Game Day, Tailgate-Ready Crowd-Pleasers from Appetizers to Desserts including Chicken, Chili, Burgers, Brownies, & More. It contains dozens of mouthwatering recipes to serve when tailgating, camping, or just entertaining. There are great grilled meats, seafood, and poultry, as well as meatballs, dips, dunks, and cheese balls. Of course there are some good desserts, too. The author has used her imagination to name the dishes with clever game-related names.
The book includes beautiful photographs of the recipes, which makes it difficult to decide which recipe to make next. There are several burgers that are in the queue – different from the norm, and quite unique. These hamburgers are reason alone to purchase this fun cookbook, and hot dog and Brat lovers will not be disappointed. There are also appetizers that can be served anytime, and will appeal to everyone – sports fans as well as backyard get-togethers. Pizzas are on the menu, as well as kabobs, tacos, unique foil dinners (several, and they are mouthwatering), and great sandwiches. Salads and side dishes that complement the mains are included, and some of the desserts are showstoppers and include shortcakes, cookies and bars, and grilled fruit.
While most of the recipes are easy-to-follow, there are a few that don’t fit the norm and are in paragraph form rather than a list of ingredients with instructions that follow. It is strange that the author doesn’t stick to a plan and presents recipes in different formats in the same book. The recipes in paragraph form are difficult to follow and it’s hard to find all the ingredients to put on a grocery list. Another small drawback is that there aren’t notes at the beginning of the recipes explaining things.
If you are one to entertain on game day, this book is highly recommended, albeit the small drawbacks. The recipes are great; the photographs are great; and there is something here for almost everyone.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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