Tailgating Contest – Win a Trip to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl

September 9, 2008 at 7:47 am

Dr. BBQ and The Other White Meat(R) Help Sports Fans Tackle Tailgating

  Football Lovers Can Score Great-Tasting Meals in Minutes and a Chance to
                     Win a Trip to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl

    DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year when
sports fans across the country gather, either at home in front of the
big-screen or outside of stadiums, to celebrate the gridiron battles of the
season. The biggest play of the game? What to eat! From the parking lot to
the kitchen, football and food are a winning team says tailgating expert
and chef Ray Lampe (a.k.a Dr. BBQ). As he launches The NFL Gameday Cookbook
(Chronicle Books, August 2008), Lampe is partnering with the National Pork
Board to coach kitchen quarterbacks on how to create the ultimate football
feast.

    "For fans of all ages, tailgating is a long-held tradition where the
menu's starting line-up can create a winning experience, whether your
favorite team wins or not," said Lampe. "By picking a versatile and
great-tasting 'pro'-tein like pork, you'll be sure to wow your party crowd
with a delicious, simple dish that is sure to thrill."

    Pork is the top pick for a majority of tailgate playbooks. According to
a recent survey(1) by the National Pork Board, 42 percent of sports
fanatics throw pork (sausages, ribs, tenderloin or shoulder) on the grill
for tailgate celebrations more often than other meats.

    Score a Tailgating Touchdown

    According to the recent survey findings, 83 percent of sports fans said
that bold and spicy recipes are the biggest crowd pleasers at their
tailgate parties. To add a "kick" to your game day dishes, Lampe suggests
throwing flavorful twists onto tailgating staples. For example, add
excitement to pork chops with sweet and fruity flavors like coconut and
pineapple juice. Pre-made marinades and spice rubs are another simple and
quick strategy for seasoning spare ribs.

    Pork's versatility makes it ideal for any tailgating festivity; from
backyard to pro, Lampe has several recipes to fit the bill:

    -- Ray's Spicy Spare Ribs will satisfy any famished fan with bold
flavors! It combines pork ribs, a traditional tailgate food, with
powerhouse ingredients like hot sauce, barbecue sauce and apple juice for a
spicy, succulent dish that will give your taste buds a thrill!

    -- Warm up the season with Ray's Tropical Pork Chop Sandwiches! Create
an island-inspired blitz by marinating your chops with pineapple juice,
coconut milk, key lime juice and guava paste. If you're looking for a lean
and mean dish, include healthful ingredients like pork tenderloin, which is
as lean as a skinless chicken breast.

    -- There's no better teammate to pork than Maple syrup -- and this
Maple Pork on a Maple Plank is sure to win MVP! A marinade of Maple syrup,
dry mustard and cayenne pepper is sure to spice up your traditional pork
tenderloin and the smoky flavor infused from the plank will give it that
extra cozy taste of a great comfort food.

    -- Kick-off Kabobs will start your game-day party with a first down.
Approximately 60 percent of sports fans said that their tailgating recipes
must be quick and easy on game-day. Whether your team is six or 20 people,
you can feed your squad in just 30 minutes with these pork kabobs.

    Win a Trip to the Fiesta Bowl

    Armchair quarterbacks everywhere can enter the "Team Pork Fiesta Bowl
Sweepstakes" for a chance to win two tickets to the 2009 Fiesta Bowl in
Glendale, Ariz. and a VIP tailgate party with the parking-lot chef himself,
Ray Lampe. It's easy to enter this draft -- visit TheOtherWhiteMeat.com to
complete an online entry form. One lucky national winner will be chosen in
December.

    Visitors can find complete rules and information on how to win the
sweepstakes on TheOtherWhiteMeat.com, as well as dozens of game-day recipes
including those from Lampe, and tips to make their next tailgate tops!

    The NFL Gameday Cookbook by Ray Lampe a.k.a. Dr. BBQ is used with
permission from Chronicle Books.

    (1) Online Omnibus survey conducted of 1,000 men and women 18+ who
participate or have participated in tailgating festivities, conducted by
Impulse Group on behalf of the National Pork Board; June. 2008


SOURCE National Pork Board

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Stuart is a celebrity chef and award winning food writer. Donald performs live cooking demonstrations and penned the cookbook Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor."

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