PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ask die-hard football fans
to describe the perfect game day and they will tell you it's wearing their
team colors and watching their favorite football team beat the opponent -- all
while eating their favorite foods. Heinz, (NYSE: HNZ) maker of America's
Favorite Ketchup(TM), has combined the All-American traditions of football and
tailgating with 57 of the greatest tailgating recipes, a field-full of fun
football facts and brain teasers, in Touchdowns to Tailgating - the Red Book
for All You Need to Know About Football, Food and Heinz Field.
The book has just been published by arpr, inc., and is available for
$9.95US and $14.95CAN at most major outlets, including Amazon.com, Pittsburgh-
area Steelers Stores, Borders, Barnes & Noble and knowledgeinanutshell.com. A
portion of the proceeds from the book benefit the Senator John Heinz
Pittsburgh Regional History Center.
"Touchdowns to Tailgating brings together the best of food, fun facts and
football, a veritable trifecta for tailgating chefs and football fans
everywhere," says the book author, Charles Reichblum, aka 'Dr. Knowledge' of
The Dr. Knowledge Show on KDKA radio, who has also written many other favorite
Knowledge in a Nutshell(R) and Dr. Knowledge(TM) Presents books.
Pro and college football fun facts, trivia and nostalgia are blended in
the book to challenge the football IQ of even the best football fans and
fanatics. In addition, Touchdowns to Tailgating features 57 favorite
tailgating recipes, created by well-known food aficionado and certified chef /
teacher, Rania Harris.
"Everything you need to know to have a great time before, during and after
the game -- or anytime -- is all here in this handy little book," noted
Reichblum. "Whether you're from Pittsburgh or San Diego, love Tex Mex or
kielbasa, there's something in the book for every palette and every fan."
"Many of the recipes in Touchdowns to Tailgating are made easy by using
one or more Heinz(R) brand products," says Chef Rania Harris, a local
television and radio talent who was featured in Bon Appetit as an "outstanding
cooking school teacher" and has catered for presidential candidates, senators,
governors and Hollywood personalities. "Tailgating is all about the fun and
the eating, so the food preparation needs to be simple, with many items you
can make in advance."
Among the tempting tailgating tastes included in the book are Beer
Marinated Grilled Steak, Shrimp Creole, Tangy Sportsman Mushrooms and Smashin'
Bashin' Bean Soup. And for dessert, Love Apple Pie and Tic Tac Toe Cookies -
both of which contain Heinz(R) Ketchup.
Pulled Pork with Root Beer BBQ Sauce
1 8-pound pork shoulder
Salt and pepper
2 heads garlic cloves -- separated and peeled
Root beer BBQ sauce:
Reduce 1 2-liter bottle root beer to 1 cup
1-1/2 cups Heinz(R) Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Heinz(R) Ketchup
1/2 cup Heinz(R) Yellow Mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Heinz(R) Worcestershire Sauce
1 tablespoon TABASCO(R)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
To finish sauce: 2 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Place the pork shoulder, fat side up, in a
large roasting pan and season well with salt and pepper to taste. Toss 2 heads
of garlic cloves that have been peeled, but leave cloves whole around the
pork. Cover well with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Slow-cook in the oven until
tender and falling apart, and the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
This should take about 6 to 8 hours. Remove from the oven and let the pork
rest for 20 to 30 minutes. With two forks, pull apart the meat into small
chunks. Toss with the root beer BBQ sauce and serve. Root beer BBQ sauce:
Reduce the root beer to 1 cup over medium heat in a large saucepan -- this
takes about 1 hour. Add the vinegar, ketchup, mustard, lemon juice,
Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Stir well and simmer for 20
minutes. Finish the sauce by whisking in the cold butter for extra body and
flavor. Serves: 6-8
TIP: Never use diet root beer in this recipe! The sugar in the root beer
is critical to the success of the recipe.
ABOUT HEINZ: H.J. Heinz Company, offering "Good Food, Every Day(TM)" is
one of the world's leading marketers and producers of branded foods in
ketchup, condiments, sauces, meals, soups, seafood, snacks, and infant foods.
Heinz satisfies hungry consumers in every outlet, from supermarkets to
restaurants to convenience stores and kiosks. Heinz is a global family of
leading brands, including Heinz(R) Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and
infant foods (representing nearly one-third of total sales or close to $3
billion), Ore-Ida(R) French fries and roasted potatoes, Boston Market(R) and
SmartOnes(R) meals, and Plasmon(R) baby food. Heinz's 50 companies have
number-one or number-two brands in 200 countries, showcased by Heinz(R)
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