Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-05-16
- Reviewer: Staff
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.)