Midwest Food Roundup: Tailgating and Columbus Day Eats

Tailgating season is in full swing throughout the Midwest with weekly food sections offering tips and recipes for eating – and drinking – well on a budget.

We've also got a roundup of squash recipes and some Columbus Day eating.

Eat, Drink, Cheer on the Team

Swooning over Squash

The Tribune also devotes an entire section to the culinary contributions of Christopher Columbus in honor of Columbus Day. It's got stories and recipes devoted to pecans, corn, cranberries, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, chillies, potatoes and chocolate.

Related: What Are Your Favorite Tailgating Recipes?

(Images: Erik M. Lunsford for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Detroit Free Press, Kansas City Star)