Sure, you can order six pizzas, a few buckets of wings, and a case of cheap beer for your Super Bowl party. But where's the sport in that? Wouldn't you rather make your own beer-infused pizza dough, use a chicken recipe from Mississippi's City Grocery, and serve cocktails strong enough for an offensive lineman.
Cold corn salsa
Slice kernels off a few cobs. In separate pots, blanch the kernels and some diced red pepper (boil in salted water for about 2 minutes, then plunge into an ice bath). Once they've cooled, combine, keeping a 3-to-1 corn-to-pepper ratio. Add oregano, parsley, and chives. Toss in chopped, toasted almonds. Chill. Add a vinaigrette. Serve with chips.
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco