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Delaware North Companies Sportservice Cookbook is First to Celebrate Stadium Arena and Ballpark Dishes

“Home Plate” Features Traditional and Regional Favorites While Exploring
Emergence of Upscale Cuisine at Sports Venues

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Nov. 14, 2007) – A new special edition cookbook from Delaware North Companies Sportservice offers sports fans their first opportunity to create and savor authentic stadium, arena and ballpark dishes from across the United States and Canada in their own homes.
“Home Plate: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine,” a stylish, 163-page hardback featuring more than 70 recipes, makes its debut this week. The cookbook reflects both Sportservice’s 90-plus years of distinction in sports hospitality and its commitment to culinary excellence.
Among the many palate-pleasing recipes featured in the new cookbook:
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings and Lobster With Butternut Squash Gnocchifrom the Buffalo Sabres’ HSBC Arena
  • Monster of the Midway Chili from the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field
  • Diego Dogs and Fish Tacos from the San Diego Padres’ PETCO Park
  • Portobello Fries and St. Louis Toasted Ravioli from the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium
  • Chicago-style Topped Hot Dogs from the Chicago White Sox’ U.S. Cellular Field
  • New England Clam Chowder and Lobster Rolls from the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics’ TD Banknorth Garden
  • Lettuce Wraps and Cleveland Roast Beef Bombers from the Cleveland Indians’ Jacobs Field
  • Fried Cookie Dough from the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park
“As the longest-standing culinary operation in sports, Delaware North Companies Sportservice is constantly seeking new ways to enrich fans’ experiences while preserving traditions that define our pastimes,” said Sportservice president, Rick Abramson. “Wherever you are enjoying the game, whether it is from home, at a tailgate or during a special occasion such as Thanksgiving or a Super Bowl party, ‘Home Plate’ brings the passion and expertise of our accomplished culinary team to your fingertips.”
Corporate chef Rolf Baumann, a certified executive chef who oversees Sportservice’s culinary efforts at more than 50 sports venues, took part in every step of the cookbook’s development, from selecting the recipes to testing them in order to ensure they could be created at home.
“Our chefs have hundreds of recipes that would qualify as great dishes, and it was no easy task to select the best from each ballpark and arena,” Chef Baumann said. “We chose the recipes featured in this book because they show the full breadth of our culinary talent. This book features our high-end dishes, local favorites and ballpark staples. It’s a tribute to the special relationship our company has helped build between food and sports.”
“Home Plate” recipes were edited and tested for home-use by Delaware North Companies Sportservice’s talented chefs. Recipes range from easy to difficult, casual to elegant, and include            mouth-watering, full-color photography.
“Home Plate” is available today at and in select Delaware North Companies Sportservice stadium retail stores.