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Tailgate Party

November 02, 1999

By The Associated Press

Tailgate parties are as cheery a part of football as the point after touchdown.

They can be beer-swilling barbecue feasts with fans in complete regalia and painted faces. Or they can be refined affairs featuring prepared meals served on the best china, with linen napkins and wine goblets.

cont. from lifestyle

Here's a suggestion from the Culinary Institute of America: a simple make-ahead menu for a cool-weather picnic to serve from your tailgate.

Recipes are adapted from the institute's new cookbook "Garde Manger: The Art and Craft of the Cold Kitchen" (Wiley, $54.95).

Pan Bagnat, literally meaning "bathed bread," consists of marinated tuna salad, stuffed inside hard rolls and wrapped up tightly. The bread soaks up the savory juices of the salad and the robust flavor calls for an icy cold beer and salty potato chips.

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For dessert try Hermit Bars, hearty spiced cookies. Serve them with mugs of steaming Mulled Cider you've kept piping hot in a thermos.

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