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Miami Super Bowl

Richard Johnson's in Miami to hear the food story behind Super Bowl. It's second only to Thanksgiving in terms of how much food America consumes in one day. But what's being eaten?

Richard Johnson is in Miami to hear the food story behind Super Bowl. It's second only to Thanksgiving in terms of the amount of food America consumes in one day. But what food is being eaten?

From the way eating at the event is reported it seems to be a celebration of soft drinks, popcorn and chicken wings. But on closer inspection this year's Super Bowl Sunday in Miami contained a much richer food story.

Richard follows a group of so-called 'tailgaters' who'd driven for 14 hours equiped with cooking equipment, ingredients and beer. Tailgating involves cooking a pre-game meal as close to the stadium as possible.

Elsewhere in Miami, around the football stadium, Richard tastes alternative Super Bowl meals in a Cuban market, in a botanical garden with giant avocados and along Miami beach. Enough food to make him rethink his first impressions of Super Bowl cuisine and in fact American food itself.

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