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The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports
     

The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports

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by Daina Falk
 

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The daughter of legendary sports agent David Falk, Daina Falk spent her early years around pro athletes. Today, her love of sports is matched only by her passion for food. As the original Hungry Fan®, Daina celebrates game day cooking at its best, from pulled pork sandwiches at the tailgate to sky-high stadium chili at home.

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Overview

The daughter of legendary sports agent David Falk, Daina Falk spent her early years around pro athletes. Today, her love of sports is matched only by her passion for food. As the original Hungry Fan®, Daina celebrates game day cooking at its best, from pulled pork sandwiches at the tailgate to sky-high stadium chili at home.

In The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook, Daina presents more than 100 crowd-pleasing recipes to jazz up your tailgate and score points with any home game-watching guest. Discover fresh takes on classics like Buffalo wings, sliders, and layered dips, alongside delicious dishes inspired by local fan traditions. Daina also enlisted a dream team of athletes including LeBron James, Boomer Esiason, Victoria Azarenka, and Dikembe Mutombo to contribute their signature recipes to the mix.

Featuring tips on planning menus, packing snacks, and finding top stadium eats, plus fun facts, team trivia, and Daina's memories of growing up on the sidelines, this fan-friendly cookbook is an all-access pass to the ultimate game day experience.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
05/16/2016
Falk, a passionate foodie, started her HungryFan website in 2011, celebrating sports and fan culture—inspired in part by her father, a well-known sports agent—and the food that goes with it. In this solid collection, she offers fellow fans 165 recipes to enjoy while tailgating or at home. In addition to the expected jalapeno poppers, Bloody Marys, and Buffalo wings, Falk offers many tasty (and often healthy) riffs such as chipotle chicken potato skins and a low-fat blue cheese dip, both of which substitute Greek yogurt in place of sour cream; a grilled chicken and peach sandwich; and must-try desserts such as Guinness cupcakes with Bailey’s frosting. Some of her famous sports friends offer dishes as well: fans can recreate Michael Jordan’s meat lovers’ flatbread or Swedish meatballs from football legend Boomer Esiason. Almost all of the dishes come together easily—Mama Falk’s meatloaf calls for just six ingredients—but a few, such as March Madness Atlanta-Inspired BBQ Pork, will take some time and planning. Regardless of culinary preferences or skill level, every hungry sports fan can find something appealing in this go-to guide for game days all year long. (Aug.)
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"Regardless of culinary preferences or skill level, every hungry sports fan can find something appealing in this go-to guide for game days all year long."—Publisher's Weekly"

Readers in search of new ideas for game-day entertaining will appreciate this book's blend of classic and contemporary recipes..."—Library Journal"

With both healthy and decadent choices Falk seems to cover all the goodness of food. Universally, Falk's recipes are truly inspirational not just for sports game lovers, but for all of us who wish to enjoy the festivity and flavor of good food."—Huffington Post"

Whether you're feasting in a stadium parking lot, on a college quad or in your own back yard, Falk brings it all into the tailgating tent-or what she calls 'fangating."—Parade"

Packed with fresh takes on familiar favorites that deliver big flavor without the calorie overload. Serve these flavorful bites at your next football viewing party and the gang may spend more time cheering for you than their team!"—Closer Weekly"

We're loving The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook. With 165 recipes, you'll have plenty to fill outdoor tailgates or at-home viewing parties, whatever your favorite sport. While many of the approachable dishes are from Falk herself, she's joined by star contributors including tennis players Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf; basketballers Patrick Ewing, LeBron James and Greg Monroe; and NFL player Boomer Esiason."—Flavors Magazine"

From rookie recipes to legendary snacks, entrees and desserts, The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook has a winner for every sports fan out there."—Food Republic"

Football season is here and when it comes to game day eats, Daina Falk's new cookbook has you covered. In addition to original recipes by herself and pro athletes like LeBron James and Andre Agassi, she even offers a new way of thinking about your game day traditions."—Edible Feast"

Just like the other recipes in The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook by Daina Falk, from Mediterranean nachos to Kentucky tomato bourbon soup, this is a classic with a twist that's guaranteed to make every game day better, no matter who's winning."—POPSUGAR"

Score points with a fresh-take on game-day party feasts...Falk's book guides sports fans of all stripes, and the party hosts who love them, to great snacks, main dishes and cocktails. Her takes on fan favorites freshen things up a bit."—New Orleans Times-Picayune"

Daina Falk dishes up 165 recipes that are perfect for sports fans, whether they're loading up the trunk for a tailgate party or enjoying the game at home. Almost all of them are transportable, and some of her most-interesting dishes offer new twists on some of the classic."—Portland Oregonian"

In her first cookbook, Falk reimagines classic fan food such as Buffalo wings, dips, sliders and sandwiches; some recipes get healthier (such as chipotle chicken potato skins) and some do not ("tachos," a mashup of tater tots and nachos). She also enlists the help of current and retired professional athletes, who contribute signature recipes and stories about them. As for the all-important game-time beverage selection, Falk makes sure to throw in a section of cocktail recipes, including one for beer sno-cones."—Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Library Journal
07/01/2016
Falk, the daughter of sports agent David Falk and creator of the lifestyle brand Hungry Fan (hungryfan.com), balances indulgent foods (bacon-wrapped hot dog) with lighter choices (a healthy spin on French onion dip) in this sports-themed cookbook for passionate fans. In addition to soups, sandwiches, desserts, drinks, and more, there are plenty of entertaining tips and contributions from star athletes (e.g., wide receiver Greg Jennings's favorite take on macaroni and cheese). Falk periodically recommends proprietary Hungry Fan products such as spice blends, but readers won't need to purchase these to enjoy the book. VERDICT Readers in search of new ideas for game-day entertaining will appreciate this book's blend of classic and contemporary recipes, which occasionally call for trendy ingredients such as avocado oil, quinoa, and name-brand tomato sauce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780848745837
Publisher:
Oxmoor House
Publication date:
08/23/2016
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
86,835
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Daina Falk grew up around professional athletes, who were clients of her sports agent father, David Falk. Daina created Hungry Fan®, Fangating®, and other brands that marry sports and food for the ultimate fan experience. On her website, HungryFan.com, she covers a wide range of topics, including tailgating recipes, athlete spotlights, and more. Daina is also a freelance producer and journalist who has covered major events, including the Super Bowl and the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. A graduate of Duke University and George Washington University (MBA), she lives in New York City.

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The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
THE HUNGRY FAN'S GAME DAY COOKBOOK by Daina Falk is the perfect cookbook for any sports fan. I enjoyed Daina Falk’s introduction. Her father was a sports agent. Thus, she literally grew up around sports. She tells the story of how she came up with the “Hungry Fan” website, in addition to some other interesting background information. I love the concept of this cookbook. Many of the recipe contributors are athletes; in those recipes, Falk wrote a paragraph about that contributor. She also has Tasty Tidbits information about various athletes. Being a Chicagoan, one of my favorite contributors is Michael Jordan. I love Daina’s story about the chocolate-chip cookies. I also enjoy the Jordan’s Meat-Lover’s Flatbread recipe. The book is nicely laid out and easy to follow. It is full of beautiful images. She gives great tips throughout the book. The recipes are wonderful. I love that she includes condiment recipes if you want to get away from the preservatives in store bought brands. This is an excellent cookbook for any kitchen. It would make a great gift for any sports fan. I could easily see this as a go-to gift for my friends and family. Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.