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Square Table is an SEC Finalist in the Tony Chachere's Tailgate Cook-off Competition


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Square Table is an SEC Finalist in the Tony Chachere's Tailgate Cook-off Competition

yacoperations | Jul 19, 2011 10:41 AM

Square Table Recipe is a Finalist in Tailgate Cook-off Competition

College football is competitive both on and off the field. Nowhere is this truer than in the SEC. Every ounce of energy expended by football players on the field is matched off the field by fans with tailgate parties that are legendary. Tony Chachere is looking for the best tailgating recipe from the SEC schools. Representing the University of Mississippi is a recipe from Oxford’s most recognized restaurant found in Oxford’s most popular cookbook; Square Table: A Collection of Recipes from Oxford, MS.

Square Table Cookbook has recently been recognized for one of their recipes becoming a top 12 finalist in the 2011 Tony Chachere’s Tailgating Cook-off Competition. Beth Ziegenhorn, Operations Coordinator for the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, which produced Square Tables, shared, “When I heard about the contest I wanted to submit a recipe that represented the restaurants in town, but also highlight how serious tailgating is during Ole Miss Football season.” The recipe is found in the Square Table cookbook, a collection that highlights both traditional tailgating fare and recipes from the restaurants in Oxford. The book, now in its fifth printing, raises funds for the Arts Council.

The Catfish and Tasso Savory Cheesecake from City Grocery’s appetizer menu has the honor of being one of the best recipes in the SEC. The contest, put on by Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast and sponsored by Tony’s Chachere seasoning, commenced April 1, 2011 and recipe submissions ended June 15.

The twelve finalist recipes will be displayed at from 5 pm CST on August 19 through Friday, November 11. During the final judging period, the general public will have the opportunity to view and vote on their favorite finalist. At the conclusion of the Final Judging Period, the top three finalists with the highest number of votes will be declared the “Cook-off Champions”. The Grand Prize Winner and Cook-off Champion with the most votes will be announced November 18. The three Cook-off Champion recipes will be featured in SportsNite this November or December (the “Cook-off Feature”).

“We hope people will show their support by voting for our recipe when the public voting starts on August 19th,” said Ziegenhorn. If you would like to get a copy of this recipe and the other great recipes found in Square Table you can order the book through the Ole Miss Alumni office or directly from the Arts Council online at For more Square Table recipes and news visit:

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152 Courthouse Sq, Oxford, MS 38655

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