Heinz Makes Football Season Taste Better With New Touchdowns to Tailgating Book

57 Great Ways to Enjoy the Season and Seasonings While Testing Your Football


Oct 11, 2005, 01:00 ET from H.J. Heinz Company

    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.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051011/CLTU034)
     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)
 Ketchup, The World's Favorite Ketchup(TM). Information on Heinz is available
 at www.heinz.com/news.
      Olivia Barberis
      Jack Horner Communications for Heinz
      412-473-3430 (o) 412-860-6313 (c)

SOURCE H.J. Heinz Company