Looking to take your Super Bowl party grub beyond a tub of guacamole and a batch of takeout wings? Three new books will have you chowing in style.

Looking to take your Super Bowl party grub beyond a tub of guacamole and a batch of takeout wings? Three new books will have you chowing in style.

For wing inspiration, check out Debbie Moose's "Wings" (Wiley, 2009), which offers 50 recipes for football's favorite culinary accompaniment. Spicy Brown Ale-brined Wings and Tangy Thai Wings are nice alternatives to the typical version. The book includes chapters dedicated to basic recipes, spicy variations, exotic recipes and a final section on dips, sauces and salsas to dunk all those wings in.

If pizza is more your style, check out Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough's aptly named "Pizza" (William Morrow, 2009), a collection of 90 creative takes on America's favorite pie.

Among the coolest sections of this book is its glossary of pizza-friendly cheeses. Weinstein and Scarbrough run down a list from asiago to Swiss (even soy), explaining how to put each to use. Appealing recipes include Lamb Tagine Pizza, Antipasto Pizza and Mexican Shrimp Pizza.

Peggy Fallon's "Great Party Dips" (Wiley, 2009) offers 70 inspired dips — hot and cold, spicy and not, savory and sweet. Fallon has a recipe that will take care of your party, no matter what you plan to dip. Winners include her Bay Shrimp With Cream Cheese and Cilantro, the Baked Brie With Cranberry Salsa and Avocado Salsa With Tomatoes and Scallions (a chunky alternative to guacamole).

Try her Fiesta Chili Dip With Ground Turkey and Corn, nearly a meal in itself. See the accompanying recipe.

— The Associated Press