It’s hard to imagine a better host for such a gathering than Currence. Not only is he the James Beard award-winning chef of restaurants I’ve enjoyed on visits to Oxford, Mississippi, but also a regular participant in game day festivities in the Grove — the shady gathering place in the center of the Ole Miss campus that’s become known as “the holy grail of tailgating.”
There in that sea of red and blue tents, he’s figured out the flavors that fire up his own tribe, and will likely have the same effect on yours. He presents them in sports-themed chapters like 11:00 Kickoff (fancy grits, casseroles and other breakfast treats), Bowl Games (chili and noodle dishes), The 19th Hole (cookies and other sweet endings), and The Freaking Refs!!! (pitcher drinks and punches).