BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, Southern Living and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) have partnered to publish The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook. The book hits shelves today, just in time for the first games of the 2012 football season.
"Whether you're a season ticketholder or tailgating in your own backyard, the Southern Living Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook is sure to make your football celebration a winning success," said Rebecca Gordon, Southern Living Test Kitchen Director.
SEC Associate Commissioner Mark Whitworth said, "The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook does a wonderful job of celebrating our 14 teams and demonstrating what makes the SEC game day experience unlike any other."
The 256-page cookbook features over 150 game day recipes and special sections highlighting each of the 14 SEC schools' game day traditions, character and hometown flavor. Game day menus in the book include:
University of Alabama: Roll Tide Breakfast Rolls, Fried Chicken Bites
University of Arkansas: Wooo Pig Sooie Ham-Stuffed Biscuits with Mustard Butter
Auburn University: Vanilla-Rosemary Lemonade, Lemonade Pie
University of Florida: Gator Bait (Fresh Salsa and Chips), Tequila-Lime-Coconut Macaroon Bars
University of Georgia: Hot Spiced Boiled Peanuts, Peach Melba Shortbread Bars
University of Kentucky: Flank Steak Sandwiches with "Go Big Blue" Cheese
Louisiana State University: Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo, Bayou Fried Shrimp
Mississippi State University: From-Scratch Oven Fries, Mississippi Mud Cookies
University of Mississippi: Molasses-Balsamic Steak Kabobs, Mississippi Mud Cake
University of Missouri: Tiger Stripe Brownie Sundaes, Cowboy Nachos
University of South Carolina: Warm Turnip Green Dip, Spicy Honey-Lime Grilled Drumsticks
University of Tennessee: Rocky Top Popcorn, Smoky Chicken Panini with Basil Mayo
Texas A&M: Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip, Beef Fajitas with Pico de Gallo
Vanderbilt University: Beer-Battered Fried Pickles, Over-the-Moon Banana Pudding
The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook can be purchased at SECstore.com and major book retailers including Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. Grocery stores throughout the southeast will also carry the cookbook, including Kroger, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Sam's Club, Costco, Harris Teeter and Wal-Mart.
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