The funniest recipe in the run-up to the Super Bowl is New England Chili at New York Daily News, adapted from the "Anheuser-Busch Cookbook: Great Food Great Beer" (Sunset Books. $24.95 paperback.)
The last two ingredients:
1 pound cooked pheasant, cut into ½-inch dice
They set up a confrontation between this and New York Vegetarian Chili. You think there's bias there?
Well, it beats clam chili.
The Louisville Courier Journal does meaty chilis -- one with ground beef and ground pork, and a chunky Texas truck stop/diner chili made with big cubes of brisket, pictured at right -- and yet another called Smoking chipotle pork stew. Carnivores will be pleased.
Spinach dip in a bread bowl from "The Sour Dough Bread Bowl Cookbook," by John Vrattos and Lisa Messinger appears at the San Jose Mercury News. Spinach and portobello mix with dairy in a large round loaf of sourdough.
I like Susan Barnes' attitude -- she's food editor of the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News: It is, after all, football. The recipes she offers, all on one page, include her own Chicken or Vegetarian Minestrone, and a
Turkey-Black Bean Chili is a crockpot recipe from Detroit News that uses ground turkey and chicken broth. Make it with black soybeans -- canned, indistinguishable from the other black beans, available for sure from Whole Foods -- and they're low-carb.
Caramelized Opossum Onaplank -- where else would you expect to find gourmet roadkill but ESPN's Fans' Super Bowl party recipes
On that same page, an uncooked, layered Southwestern Taco Dip made with yogurt.
Cheddar Beer Dip with Smoked Sausage -- from from Diane Phillips' "You've Got it Made" via AP -- may satisfy wannabe linebackers without the ick factor of the opossum.
Honolulu TV station KHON2 had a contest, and the winner is Superbowl Recipe Winner: Healthy Hoagies made with crispy chicken apple sausage, garlic, onion and bell pepper.