Game Day Grub: Cookbooks to Prep for Super Bowl Sunday

With the Super Bowl right around the corner on February 3, the time to perfect your Super Bowl party appetizer has once again come. Whether you’re looking for an entirely new idea or trying to find ways to jazz up a well-loved recipe, here is a list of cookbooks specifically tailored to your party food needs. From wings to cookies, these books have you covered!

Cover ImageMartha Stewart’s Appetizers by Martha Stewart
Widely known for her party and entertaining empire, Martha Stewart presents a refreshing combination of classic and new appetizers in this delicious read. The book is separated into five categories to help you plan: Starters, Small Plates, Stylish Bites, Snacks, and Sips. Read through the variety of options she presents, and decide which one best suits your group of friends.


Cover ImageParty Perfect Bites by Milli Taylor
If you’re looking to get a little fancier this football season, look no further than Milli Taylor’s eclectic mix of finger foods. Not afraid to go against the typical party platter grain, Taylor’s recipes include ingredients like eggplant, squid, quail eggs, and seabass. For dessert, she offers some truly unique spins on classics like brownies, cookies, and cakes.


Image result for Beer Bites: Tasty Recipes and Perfect Pairings for Brew LoversBeer Bites: Tasty Recipes and Perfect Pairings for Brew Lovers by Andrea Slonecker and Christian DeBenedetti
For many, a Super Bowl party spread is just as much about the drinks that go with it. If you’re the type of person who loves a good beer as much as a good hors d’oeuvre, this is the book for you. Andrea Slonecker and Christian DeBenedetti helpfully present party food recipes with beer pairings in mind, so that you can be sure your taste buds will be singing in harmony.


Cover ImageCook’s Illustrated All Time Best Appetizers
If appetizers were to have a hall of fame, this book would be it. Cook’s Illustrated has compiled a list of recipes of what can be considered “the best of the best” appetizers. The organization in this book makes it easy to find a recipe to suit your particular Super Bowl party, and offers so many ideas that you might just be tempted to try out something new for your celebration.


Cover ImageThe Complete Make Ahead Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen
This book covers more than just appetizers: it includes any dish that you would make ahead and bring with you to an event. Whether you want to make a small plate, main course, or dessert, America’s Test Kitchen has included not only how to prepare these dishes, but also how to best store them. Featuring 500 recipes in this book alone, you’re bound to find something new to try!


Cover ImagePeter Callahan’s Party Food by Peter Callahan
Caterer Peter Callahan has over thirty years of experience in the party business, and in this book he shares it with his faithful readers. From exciting hors d’oeuvre recipes to presentation ideas, you can find plenty of suggestions on how you can liven up your Super Bowl party. Callahan also includes tips on how to serve different party sizes, so that you can be sure to have the perfect amount for your guests.


Cover ImageThe Tailgate Cookbook: 75 Game-changing Recipes for the Tastiest Tailgate Ever by Beth Peterson
Score big with these tailgate-ready recipes! With plenty of tried-and-true tips from a real-life tailgate expert, planning your pregame party has never been so easy. These dishes will have your fans cheering for more–from kick-off appetizers to victory-dance desserts. So grab your foam finger and get ready to be named your next party’s MVP! 


Cover ImageThe Hungry Fan’s Game Day Cookbook by Daina Falk
Daina Falk, daughter of famous sports agent David Falk, has not only grown up around sports, but also around the delicious food the comes along with watching them. In this book, Daina uses her experience as a c”hungry fan” to craft some truly delectable treats to try with your friends. If that’s not enough, she also features recipes from many famous athletes, like Lebron James, Boomer Esiason, Victoria Azarenka, and Dikembe Mutombo.