I can’t pretend to know much about American football (I grew up playing soccer after all) however I am VERY familiar with and keep stats on the snacking that accompanies any major sporting event. For example, if you haven’t ordered the Chicken & Waffles at a Nashville Predators NHL home game… you’re missing out! It can also be said that I’ve earned my referee stripes judging my friend’s guacamole recipes. Back in January, Dreier & Company had the pleasure of shooting lots of party perfect snacks for Parade Magazine’s Super Bowl Snacks edition. Can you say… ready, set, YUM!?
For some reason, snacks just taste better at a Super Bowl party. I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I need a few weeks away from crowds and groups activities after the Thanksgiving / Christmas / New Years rush as a form of “social recovery,” if you will. That said, the Super Bowl has always been my “ice breaker” to reintroduce me to large group socializing. It’s invigorating to pull the grill out in the middle of winter and cook up some hot dogs, hamburgers, wings and such all while shouting nonsense at the TV indoors. Snacks really are a unifier… you’ll have all sorts of friends come out of the wood work (that you probably didn’t see all season long, haha) with their chips and dip in tow to cheer and enjoy the camaraderie. No matter which two teams make it to the big game, if there are super snacks involved… it’s a win-win in my book!
And if you’re a soccer fan like me, why not give some of these recipes a try as you watch and celebrate (or weep, haha) during the UEFA Euro 2016!
Food Photography by Kyle Dreier | Food Styling by Teresa Blackburn