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Daina Falk

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Founder and face of The Hungry Fan, Daina Falk joins the Huddle. Daina is the daughter of famous sports agent, David Falk, but she has carved her own path in the sports world. In 2016 she published her book, "The Hungry Fan's Game Day Cookbook: 165 Recipes for Eating, Drinking & Watching Sports". Listen to her episode for a special discount code only for fans of Huddle Up with Gus! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Tail gating season is here and there'sno one better than our guests today, in making the Game Day gathering asexciting as the game itself, her dad is a legend in the business of sportsshe's quickly becoming a legend in the kitchen of sports. Please welcome intothe Huddle Danafalk. The hobl today is Dana Fal, she's Gon, to have some amazing storiesfrom her childhood and really we're going to find out about our love ofsports, but she is coming from the hungry fan and you and I are alwayshungry. We Love Tail gating and I think she's going to give. U Some really goodinspiration on what we should do for Game Day, we're moving right intofootball seasons, a reat time. I will be perfect so today, Danafob joins us.The Hungry Fan. Thank you for coming on and being in the Hu with Gusan Dav. OhIt's my pleasure thanks for having me guys, so how we always start is wereally want to know how Sport Shapes Your Life? We know your father is a FIfamous agent. You know every show and thing that we've researched a lot ofpeople want to ask about him. Well, this showis about you. We want tunderstand about how sports shaked, your life and all those moments thatyou had growing up. That really got you to where you are today. So what wasthat spark that really gave you that love of sport? Well, I appreciate your. I appreciateyou at H how you're coming about this or you'R intro into this. It reallywouldn't be fair to actually talk about my love, efsports, it outtalking aboutmy dad as much as I'm like. Yes, you know I've done stuff on my own. Thewhole reason that I got here is because of the opportunities that I had to go to events. When I was a little kidwith my dad, I have a little sister she's, five and a half years youngerthan I am. We have no brothers, I'm the oldest and I'me sort of like daddy'slittle girl and in some ways, even though maybe this sounds weird like thesun, he never had, because I was really into sports. My sister used to fall asleep itbasketball games and we would sit next to this heckler and she would sleepthrough that. So, like it' sort of just goes to showing you that wasn't so muchhour thing, it was mine and the whole, like reason that I launched hungry fan.To begin with is because I did fall in love with this fan. F experience whengoing to Games and events with my dad as a kid and just seeing the excitementand he zeal and the passion that sports fans have on Gamegay. That's reallywhat excites me so did you? What sports did you play when you were younger? Well, I started with figure skatingactually, because I thought I was going to be. Christi AM GUCCI TURNS OUT NOTso much that's, okay, I'll so watch it whenit's on like Winter Olympics. I got into soccer when I was a kid. Alot of little girls growing up in the DC area play soccer, so I played soccer,which was good because I wasn't very athletic, so they could just sort ofput me on defense, and I was just like that. GIGANIC kid you had to getthrough the wall and and then I got into tennisand I really really loved tennis. I ended up playing tennis all throughhigh school, and then I played it on the club team at Duke Wow, so you played a multiple sports growing upan. I think that all teaches us a lesson. You know, as everyone of ourguests is a tribute to day, that sports is taught them, something that theycouldn't get anywhere else, and so, when you were little, you know you hadit. You got knocked down an you got to get back up. What were some of thelessons that you learned as a child from sports? I might think sportsactually both on playing, I would say, especially with Team Sports, obviouslyteaches you how to play well with others, which I think is particularlygood. Maybe if you're like an only child- and you don't normally have toplay well with others but yeah you, I think Youve learned theteam dynamic pretty early and certainly it in any capacity whether you playtennis, which is sort of like an individual sport or you play soccer orbasketball or Lacrosse or whatever. It is the the value in having a strong coach.Who can be somebody that you can respect and also somebody that, likeinstills in you, the respect for authority, I think just in general is ais a great thing that you can get out of sports. was there coach specificallythat really kind of touched you at early age, Hat Really Oo? Maybeinspiration. I mean I really liked my soccer coaches,when I was a kid, but I was also like ten, like five six seveny nine ten, Ididn't love, my tennis go so much so tennis was sort of like it was actuallyinteresting. The thing that I got a I got out of tennis quite a bit was thesort of the mind capacity of like mindover matter, and I wasn't very goodat it. I really if I had wanted to be a better tennis player. I probably shouldhave had like a sport psychologist, because I think that's really like that's a huge part of that gameand probably other games to like call- or I don't know but being to do that. Youknow from tennis, like you have to...

...immediately let that last play go.Rigtte, yeah, whatever it'sin to Passndo many peoplehave such issues with like man. I could have had that. I didn't have it. Youknow, but yeahhat's a game that the mental side of it really has to be yeaha lot of times when I would lose. It was because I beat myself right right,yeah. That makes it hard. I can understand, yeah, you don't have a teamto rely on it's just you out there. It's just you its Yn did you play DoulI did I played both devils is fine. It's slower! I like playing like powertennis. I have a strong back strong forehand. My backis actually good. Now,unfortunately, wasn't better than- and I had a really good serve, so I wouldgenerally hang around the baseline and hit it pretty hard. Now Dad wasprobably on the road a lot when you're going up yeah. Were your parents ableto go to your games as much as they could yeah they did. We have there's like this story. My Dad lovesto tell of like the day that he actually got to coach my soccer team because he wanted to coach so bad and Iwus like you are not coming anywhere near my soccer team, but our twocoaches were out our backup coach was out. I guess it was like everyone wason vacation, so tha he actually got to coach and he loves to tell the story basically like he came up with this.Like elaborate defense, like zone defense, sort of thing for soccer thatwe were go, wear like five years old, seven year old little girl, whatever it was, it's very elaborate,even I think for like teenagers, elaborate game clan and he like huddled us up andlik, tried to explain to us what to do and where to stand in like who to goafter and cut this girl off. None of that happened, and, andapparently like one of my little friends, Din Yall. She was like, but MrFalk we're AU professional athletes, we're just kids all of Tus dads. Do that my daughter, Icoach my daughter's basketball team one year and I'm trying to explain thingsto him and they weren't listening. I'm like okay, everybody on the line andrun they're like Hay, we're going to run today and I'm like EA. I couldn'teven discipline them. You know they're doing cart, wheels and everything, andI'm like all right. We're just Gonno have fun e yeah, Yeah E, my parentswould come my mom would come my little sister would come. My little sisterwould eat all of our oranges. You know it just Ba. It was what it was. I justremember when I was cooding. I have two daughters in high school now, but whenthey were younger coaching them, I'd always look over o the sidelines andI'd see the other parents, and maybe they weren't second guesting O me, butI can tell they more a little bit at least talking one thomeselves about mystrategy. So Lik Mat, you know when Your Dad was implementing that defense.They probably were talking among themselves, Co Yeah. I like. Let'swatch this fail, yewach them Os Faou ports, Agen. What you know aboutcoaching yeah, Oh yeah, I got a lot of Thisgi got that all the time, it's crazy. So when you were a littlekid, we talked about you playing sports. What are some of your very vivid memories of when you would travelwith Yougr Dad like some of your favorite places you used to go, I mean we went to a lot a lot of games.When I was a kid I remember when I was really young likereally really young. I was allowed to go into like the tunnels area. You knowlike outside the lockof rooms and even when I was really young and I don'tremember being in the locker rooms. Apparently I was in- I was in there andthen I got to be at an age where that's inappropriate and so that I'm port ofhang out outside. When I was a little kid, we used to come up to New York alot because I was a huge PRATTEC deing fan and I still am, and I'm pred withhis son and I loved, coming up to New York I's always really fun to get onthe amtrack. With my dad and cup up here- and I just remember like one ofmy more vivid memories as a kid was like he would sort of find people afterI was too old to Lik, like I just getting to the point where I letting mehang out in the tunnels and n, the locker room really wasn't like the best.So he started putting me with like players, wives and like I just havebabysitters anywhere. I would go, and I remember one year I would sit with Ridaeuing and crystal Anthony, who was Greatin, the patrikuings ex wife, frongrag ant and hes ex wife, but they were married at the time and I was sitting with them and theseother women who I didn't really know, but they had like the coolest nails andthey like really cool outfits, and I thought they were really fun and I waslike sitting on their laps for like, like the whole game, toe a it was saltand PEPPA. I was likeokay pretty good, pretty good babysitters yeah, prettygood baby sitter oittheres a lot of fun Anlesrisightoteryeah, that's anotherowe're gonnadoith Hatno, but yeah. No, that's that's a great story!...

Georgetown, where you fan of Patrickwhen Evins, even an Georgetown, I mean you lived in a DC area. I was to or like to, and he was drafted. Ithink one n five. So right number one, Dr One thousand nine hundred d five, Iwas two, so we yogt t through hiscareer yeah be at those events. So Yo Gadrepresented him yeah Yeph. He was one of my dad's clients and lovely guy still to Thi Day, like sucha good guy. What is that I that young and little and then you're just staringup an patricks, is like Wasseven to hen to yeah like it hurts. Your nackyeahthe thingis like when growing up like that. I I was aware tha. That was anopportunity or an experience like being around these athletes wasn't normal.Like wasn't lik everybody was doing, but they were just like family members.I mean th relationship that my dad has always had tit. His clients has alway'sbeen very close and, like mentory and Familia like you, can always come andstay in our guest room, which they did so it was like having just tons of very,very tall uncles D. woul. Ask You one thing: Circlingback to when you O ld fall asleep next to the heckler. Was it the guy at thebullets games that behind the bench yeah Robin Tinker, yeah he's the one ofthe most famous, her sister would fall sleep. Oh I'M! Sorry, your sister Woul,your not me! Oh Gosh! No, I'M NOT LIKE! I don't know wh anybody could sleepthrough that he ad Jist, like army boots, he had the chicken, he wouldbring the books from all the visiting team coaches and like rip hem up and hescream, and he would like stop with his enormous boots and my sister would justcock out and I'm like. Okay. No, I remember the Guy Wat he's,probably the most famous Heckler, oh yeah, ever yeah. It was crazy Thoug,but the other teams, Woure Tik, interact with him and stuff like yeah.Well, the COUTIS would like wave at him but like he was sort of harm, mostly harmless,but just super weird hes a weird out, but I think he was like an attorney orsomething to yeah. He was like a Professionhe went to prison, and then Iread an article one time in like The Washington Post or sow on the localnews of like somehow he had climbed up one of the traffic signs on top of likeo e ND, ninety five or whatever one of those highways were, and he was likeprotesting something he was a little bit off. I Din not the Guy Wyou, reallywastn't representing you in the courtroom, maybe probably not dependson the charge mabe whatever. Maybe it like depends what it was. Yeah was avery well known, heckler. He sat right across from us, so what what highschool did you go to in the area in I went to Wa Johnson O o Afrom there youwent to to like Wa that a big you always know youwere going to do o likehow how di You make that choice. I went to my first DU GAM. My Dad took me. Imy first DU game when I was twelve. I think, and I walked on the campus- andI just remember like looking around like who wow like gothic wonderland wow,it's just the most beautiful campus, and that was wasn't really it. I wasjust like wow. This is a great place, but the minute I set foot in Cameron,indoor stadium, I was sold. I was like I have to go to Duke here. I am I'mactually wearing do clue. That's not planned, but hey Duky, ilt yeah. If you've ever had theopportunity to watch a game, even if it's like very beginning of the seasonand they're playing like Dana, Clara or whatever, like it's really truly themost incredible place to watch a sporting event, it's electric and I wassold immediately and then you know seeing cabl and how all the studentsare out camping out for months through the debd of winner, just that caraderieand excitement around watching the basketball team. I was like this iswhere I have to go. This is the ultimate fan experience. If you'regoing to be a college student, did you actually participate in Chushevky villlike when? Did you sleep out there and st? I did it wasn't my own tenth, Iwould spend I, thankfully, because I was part of like the Duke BasketballFamily. They took very good care of me. I, like adopted coachcase assistant,Jerry who's, the most wonderful woman as like my mom, so I would go and do myhomework or my school work in the dukassbll office on Tuesdays and bringtreats from the gym like candies and nets, and she would share all thecookies that the players MOMS were cooking or baking and sending so. Wehad a really nice relationship with coachcase staff, but I did spend a lotof time in cable because that's where the fan experience was coaches, they would send out pizzas toeverybody and stuff. Oh yeah like Yo would come out and they would like handout t shirts. You get huge orders of...

Papa Johns yeah I mean I actually like.I would like to go and do that like. I would like to go and buy everybodythere, pizzas or tuvs, or something one of these days. Just for bringing likeyou know. If there was like an in and out truck in North Carolina, like justbringg out the truck and Whit they don't have, but something like thatwith Super Bowl, you could go, show thim how to till gate the right way. Yeah, it's a little different. I think,when you're in college and also there's very strict roles in cable, so likeanything, that's comvustible or flammable, not so much. You have so very careful, but there are some like indoor girlsthat you can plug in and they have. They have outlets in the light posts.So you can like a computer, you can pug in like Electric Grill, I'm sure thatwould probably work did you guys have anything like that Aa Resoa Day mini version of that? That's the that's!The tynnacle cause basketball, there's OS just a touchdown but yeah. It was great fan experience, not a lot ofcamping, yeah R. Well, the it's west kind of laidback right right, yeah, that's Trueaso, you'rea, Duke what was that experience like becausedo besides basketball, I mean the whole experience. I have a lot of friends whogone there. Kids, 've coached that have gone there, people. I know we just whata great experience to kids. What was that experience like for you, becauseeverybody had a you were close with the basketball team and you probably had alot of friends, I'm sure they're itten youup for tickets, and all that you know it was actually the exactopposite. It was son. It was so refreshing to go to do in high school. That happened. All thetime actually had. One girl to this day, it' still like blows mymind that she had the cohones to do this. She came up to me after MichaelJordan signed his one year, thirty six million dollar contract and she waslike so my dad and I were uplate last night trying to figure out how muchmoney your dad just made off that contract. Can you lend me a hundredfifty sevens for a pair of seven Geans, and I was like I'm sorry what what none of that happened in college?It was like people it. It was great people did not ask me for tickets.People did not ask me to go to like get them to bring them with them, bringthem with me. I should say the Games it was. It was actually like. If youcouldn't get into the student section, you almost didn't want to be there andyou would rather just be watching it on TV with other dukings somewhere oncampus. You still go to Duke Games. Now I do I do I don't go as much as I wouldlike to, but I actually was there. The Carolina game often falls on mybirthday and it did this year and, as you know like Duke Carolina switch offon who host, which game th first game or like the first or the second,because we play each other in both February and March, and the March Gamesalways the last game of the seasons usually senior night. So this year the Carolina game at Dukefell in February, and it happened to follow my birthday and my husband hadnever been to a dude game. So I brought him down and it happened to be that Dan,where Bian Wims and shoe like exploded in the first thirty five. Second, it was interesting. It wasn't what Iwas coping. It would be because you never want to see that happen, butRackobana's there, and that was super cool. So I was watching him like half the time Iwas just like, like so taken with the fact that he was there what's the biggest difference between Game Day at Chapel Hill versus at thatcamera. Like I know, it's a little a differentcrowd, yeah, it is well I mean. First of all, the DEAM Dome is much larger,much much much larger, so it obviously fits more students. It's not it's notas intimate like. I know that they've changed up the configuration but likewhen I was a duke this nine thousand three hundred and twenty four seeds,all in students band. You know family less than ten thouzand seets, likecloser to nine thousand, then Gen Tatn, dendoms, much larger and Durham in general hasn'tproved, quite abit since when I was there meating like there's more to do, there's more barsmore restaurants, but Chavel holse always been more of like a cool town to hang out inand there's more bars so like. I think people are just asexcited Ta. Carolin on Gameday is dukes. Duke students are our Dick Fansare, I'mnot going to say they're, not, but I feel like they're, more scatteredthey're, either more of them in the stadium or the arena or they're justmore scattered, around Chepel Hil. What's also Ioik her, I think we're theon the students are in relation o, the court yeah. It was abig tinyeah. I mean a duke like there. I remember one game I went to. I can'tremember if I was a student yet or not.

I don't know if I was a student yet,but one of the guys on the tea on Carolina had gotten arrested andeverybody an duke got a hold of the Muk shot and printed out. Like thousands ofcoffees and so all the students, because you know the students are onone like longside and then the teams are on the other long side and then oneither end were Grad students and in the band, and so everybody in thestudent sections, which is like three quarters of the court, were given themug shots and they would just hold them up and go like this and go like go toguilty an in fact. A lot of the Grad students were judges. Ropes, like I,don't know how they coured theted this, but they did because Dik stiddents here,smartasses amazing like that and he went like Oh for eigh free throws, Ithink maybe he made a jump shot. I mean he had the worst game. ATS Prettyeh. Ilike that one, that's good yeah! You GONTA get Iveryou Fanas, you can! Oh,no absolutelydeah the proximity, oththe student, section, Ortsch, abig,diffence, O wherther positionit's, like mentioned Arizona, Arizona, gets Thir,hndred and sixty every game, but the students, the time seats for the donorsand all you know, forside and it just it's a different feel it's loud. But Sit's okay, it's not! It's not like. I mean they're like on top of you. I doif you're a bysical team there on top of you. So what did you major in do ive majored, an incredibly useful field, trying to think of the wordmedium history very useful? If you want to be a teacher, I also got a certificate which was likedukes version of this. It was like just short of a major but way more than aminor and what they calld markets and management, which is business that Itook business and I took history and only recently have I been able to usemy history degree, but I enjoyed it. What are you using it in? I I've been working on a project witheskn and it's all about the history of tail geating in the history of of likethe various gamedate cultures that youll find around the country when youtravel to a place to watch a game, and so it'sall like you know. How did these cultures come to be here like itsimmigration patterns? It's like notable people in the history ofthese places, food culture and on three separate occasions. The the main GuyThesben is like you know. Dana has a degree in history. So, like she's, likean expert at this, like I'm just sitting there like Ohmy God, finel callmy parents, like they dyou so much for spending all that money in my tuition,all these years later, it's finally coming in handy right, so the history of Togang is wit,actually would be very interesting because all the years I played in theNFL every time that we would go to a stadium and you ride through the tailgaters some places you get to sneak around them, but a lot of peses. You goright through H M and it's very interesting, they're, all a littledifferent and they're all wired a little bit different, the crazy college,maybe we're in Oakland Oh interesting, Okayo yeah. We got alot of MN shots in Olyeah, but like what Yo, what they're cooking, whatthey're wearing it varies. It really does. I mean yes, you'll always findburgers and hotdogs, but theyre are very strong. Obviously, like foodtraditions and those all are drive from like cultural things and historicalthings, Fr Thave happene in all these towns. So are you guys, looking at Pro Sports and College Dal GameAtmospheres? Yeah, I mean, I think, we're starting with college, but I would love to look at prosportsI'd love to look into like the history of NASCAR meaner. If you study like thehistory of like Daytona and why Ditona, and why that particular location, it'sritually quite interesting and actually had to do with the firmness of the sandbecause they could rase the cars on the sand at the beach, so all those all theracing ones their tot inside the tracks ther', some of the O, like you, hear,bound undedgate, it's just insane Esane! It's! The crazy thing is when you go throughto the first time. If you go to one of these races and you're going to theINFILD, you know you go under, you, don't know you're going under the track,like you know, you're going through a tunnel, but it doesn't like occur toyou that it's the track that you're going underneath. We sort of Tik, youknow, emerge into this grassy area and you look around and the track is justenormous and it's all around you and it just blows your mind that you're likein the middle of all of hem, it's Tak in the liker speedway everywhere theyeverybody brings r vs in and it's Ayeah yeah. I do a lot of workwit tePokeno raceway I host their fantest. I have for the last three years Iwas.Actually, just a few weeks ago, we were on stage an Jime Johnson Super Fun.There's like thirty three ousand people...

...caming out in the Infield. It's andlike they have double deckers they've built these things on top of their rvs.They like they're hanging out up there likeall day they're watching practice, runs and they're. Just there everywhere. Yousee like my favorite is like when you come across the rvs where they come inwithfor and they make a square, and then they have this like courtyard,that they've now created and it's just this epic tail gating spot where theyhave like stick grills friars picnic tables. I mean it's amazing. I wentdown to Lsu took game, maybe like ten or fifteen years ago. We got therein aThursday and then tailgating. There is crazy yeah I mean, but it started likeThursday. Looked like the parking lit of the steeler game on Ta Sundack likeit was just nuts, and it was funny because so many people asked us becausewe were it. I was Fano arizone Arizona's like zero football, fallingand stuff wet. There's like two hundred Arizona fans out of ninety ninehosand.There Butso they're kind of saying why R you here and stuff, but then iy'dalso say have you ever been to old, miss they were so worried about allmiss because of the tail geating and old Miss, and they were more worriedabout talking about old, missis tailning versus LS than the game itself.That was there's Ali o thereespecially sec is so good for that. It's so goodfor that. But, like you were saying, with the Dan, these guys would havelike parqed floors and stuff that they roledy hiy would be. You know likeseventy feet by fifty yeah. It was crazy. It was like evthing. I've everseen hundred percent- I mean it there's actually great book if you're everinterested in reading a book, it's written by Guy Name, Warran, snt John,who is from Alabama, and I think he moved to New York at eighteen to go toColumbia. University, get a journalism degree, and I think he's been here eversince ever since I think he's either Wallstreet Journal or New York Times. Ican't remember, but he took a year off or sabatical andwent back to Alabama to write a book about Tail Gating for Alabama FootballGames, and the book is called Rammer, Jammer, Yellow Hammer, so remmerjammers the cheer and Yellow Hammers the Staybird, and it is like so funnyand there's so many unique, interesting quirky, weird characters, that're allreal people and, like just I mean they're, all rolling in on Tuesday, theGames Saturday and they're rolling in on Tuesday into the parking lot anyou're like doan. A few people work right like what do you do for livinglike? Do you work beasatellite from your laptop and you can be anywherebecause it's so good for you? Otherwise, what's your story? Man Yeah and thenjust just to go at it that hard for that many days, it's like how do you dothat? Like that's nut a lot I feel like, especially if you don't have an Arvy, Imean like showering brest rooms, it's always not as nice right exactly so you leftDuke ad and what was your next transition for you after Duke, I moved to La, and I youguys ever seen the show entrag JI was yeah the assistant. You know the assistantcharacter, I'm totally blinking on right now,which is Weird Casi've, seen the show, Magillian time that W rexwe the guy the character weplayed. That was me. I worked at a town agency. I had two res then I worked forsimultaneously and I got my speet wet in the my entertainment world. Sorry Imy permindence in New York cloud. I Po S, great windows are closhed and thisis still how mad it is yeah I was like Hollywood Grad schoolslike learning the INS and outs of how movies get made and TV shows get madeand who gets paid wat. And why and how? Because I thought I wanted to do whatmy dad did or does- and he was like- No, you I woln't know absolutely not so gotry Hollywood, maybe I'll like that, and I did not love it, but I learned alot and those skills and, like things that I learned actually ended up comingand handy moving forward, I went from there to produce a TV show, I'm andtwenty three years old called committed, the Christie's aboutDoug Christi and his wife, Jacki NBA player, and then shortly thereafter, Istarted building Hungary fan and my firstEforey into the media side of hungry Bams to cover the two thousand andtwelve London Olympics for NDC universal. So I produced and hostedfifteen segments one every day from the Games, which I would never have knownhow to do had I not probably worked at UTI for a little bit and then producethat show that's a lot like because you peoplethat's what the shows about is really finding out those steps that took youto get to where you are, and so many...

...people take one. They don't like it andthey fail, and you know most of our gefts have the great stories of Eahdidn't really like that. I'm going to move on. I do something else, and itjust hard work and Puttin that effort in that time. Behind it, and so wereyou have you always been a cook? You always love to cook. I have lovedcooking, mostly because I've always loved eating, and my mother is not a huge cook. She if she didn't have toeat she wouldn't she's, just not inthe food, which is so utterly bizarreAnfortin to me, but so I think when I was like five, she taught me how to make scrambled eggso that I could make myself breakfast son Saturday morning, so that I evenhave to wake her up. Usually my dad would be traveling, but then I discovered the craft gradedparmeshon cheese. Can that green one o remember the green one that used to belovein everybody's fridge on the back of that can for years was a recipe forCaesar Salad. So I just started making Caesar Sa like nonstop like that was my job shortotercook. One Idem Cesar Salad, prinkling in scramble EGS here and there and theneventually, actually whil. I was a duke- I went abroad for my junior year andthey studied in Italy and I studied in France and while I was in bothcountries, I took cooking classes and learned techniques like more technical stuffand how to know like how do you make a classic fessional sauce, which is thebasis for a lot of things, and how do you make mayonnaise and Ady may catchupand sort of took that and I've just beenlooking ever since so then, have you gone to like Louisiana and Mississippito learn that kind of style cooking for the for your book? I haven't gone to those places. I meanthe beauty of like technology, since I graduated from college and Ofi Wis, theyou know, recipes and videos and techniques are very accessible. Now Imean I have like Julia Childs Book. I have like t e Big Encyclopedia of Aurof heart, oftthe, art of cooking and cooking techniques, but I've also justspent a lot of time reading and watching like recipe, videos and learning thecage and stuff, and you know which is actually rooted in French but obviously adapted to that culture. So yeah. Thank thanks. Google Youtub lehere's, eight of us Ho lived in ahouse together one year and we decided it was getting a little expensive toalways eat out. You know so weere trying to be resworceful and the oneguy came in with a Julian child's bookbook and it was like, I think, we'vflipped through it and we just wo Rih Bat. You did ya in a bots and stuffyeah, you like the crazy, the Hecler Dcam, O dis't rip it up. I we get yeahDyo like yeah that Guy Robin ficker did you rab and figure it out. Yeahw,probably I remember Shena she well and her bok like it's called the joy ofcooking. I believe it's it's a level advance and there's somerecipes that, like you're, never going to make they're just sort of olderstyle recipes, but in general you know, there's some great ones in there thatif you can just learn some of these techniques to make certain things, you really can apply itto quite a bit like an even like just the idea of like. Is it low and slow orhot and fast if it's low and slow you're going to get sort of likefalling off the bone, no matter what your protein is and it's going to bemoist and soft, and you have to remember, you know like marinating hiskey if it's hot and fast like keeping an eye on it and quick flavors D,making sure there's always enough oil or fat to cook through, and so itdoesn't burn like just thi stuff like that, you get all of that from yer bookand we should have looked at it more closely, but wewere twenty year old,frapboys a yea. You know it was just heavy reading fackina noting any ofthat noe. So do you cook with you? Mom Now I cook for my mom. She she on occasioned like very, likesusually, holidays thanksgiving. She will sushep for me and I will just giveher very explicit tasks. It's not that she can't cook she just doesn't enjoyit. That is the worst part of cooking. Is Preparation, yet everything up andthat's what I always have to do in the kitchen as cut everything up for mywife, so that it's easy ready to go yes, but it's really important if, if you,it can really especially four making multiple dishes at once, if you don't have the thing that theingredients prrhappe it nothing will come out at the same time, everythingwill come at at different times and you're. Just like hang on. Let me goget that and then twenty minutes later you come back. Yeah well tell us ahistory, then of like the origin of the...

...hungry fan like how did that all startyeah. So really it goes back to what we weretalking about earlier, which is like the fan, experience and soaking that upso, as I said, I know covered the Olympics. I had an opportunity in themedia space to cover three super bowls. I've done a lot of morning shows inNineten, shows and actually Ahad a lot of opportunities tounderstand GAM day from the media perspective, obviously very familiarwith Gameday from the player and an agent perspective. Ive worked for teams,I get that so when you think about like the stakholders in Gameday and gamegame meating, like everyone coming together forinsert sporting event here, whether it's writly a match or a game. There's really not that many peoplelike stakeholders involved, I mean yes, you can get into like the air marks ofthe world and the merge sellers. But, like those people aside, you have youhave the people who can keep and their representatives, you have the peoplewho own the teams and you have the journalists and the people who cover itand broadcast it, but the other entity. That's, in myopinion, incredibly important, if not the most important, because they're theones who buy the tickets, who show up who watch the programming, are the fansand there was never anybody curating their experience or helping them toentertain better or know what they were doing or know what to do or how to do.It were to show up and when and that's not to say that, like like they needed it, it's just there.Wasn't anybody there for them for that piece of Game Day, and I I like in whatI'm trying to build and what I've been building and hungry fan to what MarthaStewart build it's. It is a lifestyle brand and she's like a lifestyle guru.Now it's not the same audience like Connecticut Housewives. There might besome who were huge sports fans Ho might want to Tailgat or homegate, but for the most part, that's not whatwe're you know we're not talking about the housewise, we're talking abouteighty percent of America actually who tailgate annually and who knows howmany people Hungay, which is like throwing the watch party at home andinviting frend family. So it all started with my love for the fanexperience which I've had since I was a really little kid troug, Dukethroughafter, two and wanting to providea service to an overlooked andneglected, but super important, Wonderful Group of people. So what is your favorite recipe? Everybodyaskd me that it's like the number one question like: what's your favoriteGine, there atpe and I say, like who's your favorite of your children, Igot that the other day youknoand heactually answered the kids, think it's all the other. Ithink it's that yeah I mean that's what Longas mydaughter think y s tin thembut,they alway say it's each other, so doe. If I had to pick a dish for somebody tomake me Ongin Day, I'll put it that way like to either sit down and eat, sitthere I would say buffaloings. They love Bu,Moing! No! No! If that is that in the in the parking lat tail meeting or isthat at homejail eting anywhere Giv me bufflo anytime, and I very happy Girout,like grilled, fried, what's your favorite way to do it, preferably notfried because then they get like oftentimes her, they get very driedpeopl ar want so good, even though fried shouldn't actually make themdrive out. They just usually just overcook them. Most of the time so grolld is great. Baked is great,preferably not breaded, because then, like, I feel like that sauce sort ofgets lost. It just gets soaked into the breading and it doesn't have that thing. Powerful, kick so, preferably not breaded and then like lots of extra sauce e, myfavorite thing to eat. When I go to a game not chose WT helping everystadium, I go to that's what Igottatrysome ers are pretty good. I sadlyan this is. This is lkiprofessionals likeit'shnotches with the canned yellow, soce, oh gosh, I love it. I Din'n Wan Youtoheathattgonbe like oneday ooll end and there will be like cockroaches and Nat ose US will be allof hit Isa. People dipping tweekes in it like to stay alive. Oh Jeez, now Iused to GE o Tson Iceto go osno Games,...

...the minor league team of the astes atthe time, and that was for I didn't even watch the game. I just kept goingback and anchos my friends, happeing herebt, it was EAH. I can beQui face cheese, it is yeah, it is itill last forever and Itiloi don'twant to know what it does: ttor exactly Glu yeah. So what's next for the hungryfan great question. Well, we have reallybeen focusing a lot on rolling out a lot of products and and working withproduct brands to help cruate that part of their Gantey to so we are getting very heavy into theproduct pace. I'm excited about. We are doing a lot of events weeactually just in Talx to do some stuff around the Super Bowl and KentuckyDerby just this morning and we're working on some content, whether it'sgoing to be digital or TV TVD, but we've got some great partners ennetworks that are interested and that we're working with. So I don't know like step three ind, the fifty step plan forworld total world domination- maybe I don't know maybe TNAT' sut three, likeI think we're puted than that. Maybe like step thirteen there's lot out there like to reallytells you Y ow. This is how you should do it. This is the best way to do withthat passion. Exactly exactly. I think, there's a there's, a great Nich forwhat you're doing and really needed. I appreciate that. I feel the same way and more thananything like I really for so many years. It's been very one directionallike me to you, I'm the expert and I'm going to tell you what to do and likethat's great and some people neednand want that. But what I really am excitedabout, I'm trying to desperately figure out the best way to do this. Is You know how do we? How do wecontinue to grow community where we can talk to each other and how you knowwhether it's you know in the world of social media? It's called usergenerated content where you take pictures of what you're doing and youshare it and we can help fell out for people who are curious. You know whatis it that you're doing if you're the committed hallgator and you know whatyou're doing but somebody's more curious like? Howdo I do that? How do I achieve that level? We can help, but I really wantit to be more of a recipocal thing, as opposed to just me telling you what todo, because I'm just so smart. Well, I like on yourwebsite that you can put in where you live and you're going to help us findout a bar to go, sit that and yeah yeah sports par radar. We're going to.We have to work on that to build that up a little bit more and make it morerobust, but I think we have like seventy five cities, both United Statesand Canada in there. So that's pretty cool sport. Does it tell you like whatkind of food you're getting, or can you put any of that Queeriun? We I yes,they are sorted by kind of food. They're sorted by like dive bar or like,like a grill, we actually Ben on a bunch of college students to help me gothrough everything and and put filters on it to make it easier to you, LetdaWen. I know if you need us to go test, a food, any sports port, Pittsburg, anWel, riht ones or anywhere else yerewillingto drive. It's work, a y ight. Now you guys also wrote a goodbook. Yes, I hadrigh here, angame Daycook Buckyeah it so it cameout three years ago. So, almost three years ago, like late August, twothousand and sixteen ans published by time ink, which is now meredith, theygot bot, that's UN important and the book is a hundred and sixty fiverecipes, worty of which I collected from professional athletes andOlympians, so recipes from Michael Jordan, Petrick vewing, Lebron, JamesBo Mercisen on drag stepigraph and so on and so forth. It's all meant to be. I gave them likeone prompt, and it was ten me a recipe that you would serve if you were havinga super bowl harting and inviting your friends over. So Lebron would have a super healthy SuperBowl party, I'm tnot sure actually like. That would be what I'd want for mycheet day, but his recipe is still delicious. Everybody else sent you knowlike Fried okra meat. It really good like I got Swedish meatballs fromboomer, very, very yummy stuff, and then all the recipes are really meantto provide you delicious things that you can makewhether you're om getting or tell geting. I have a to thing make MikeWelcome Holy Yeah Ove make in and then I would make Buffalo Chicken dop. Wellthere you go those to things: they're,...

...always a hit: everybody, ee, yeah, theGua, Oy and ioers a trick, I think he's maybe Lin juice or something when quaronly starts to get a little bit old t thill. If it's out, you know like at l,let's say you're at the chiefs game and you're eating Glagam, Oly dip, and it'sbeen there for an hour. Yeah, that's Tart, to get a little dasy. But what doyou put is I always put Atal Line in Mine Ge, thatis acid limomn is generally what you canuse to prevent or to stall the Browning of any fruit orvegetable that browns, including apples to so like. If you make Apple Pie, oneof the things that they'll tell you to do is just soak your apples and alittle bit of water with lemon once they're cut, and then that way theydon't Bron before you cok themwhat's, like now, you covered the gameday experience in the Olympics.How does that differ versus like a redskins game like what's like Wen? Igo hiding at the Olympics. What's that, like it's, not really done, but what you ndo on side. That wellually, what's reallyinteresting. Is that we're really the only country that the tail game like ifyou go all over the world? You will never ever find what we do. I ly verypomums in the INGLANDAND sothe. They don't fee it. The way that we do it Imean they have. They have pubs, they love their POPs Y, their bars andthey'll go and they'll drink. Quite a bit it's more drinking than it is food, but yeah we're the only ones thattailgate what you will find in the Olympics, particularly the summerOlympics, because they're larger there's more sports and theyregenerally, the winter sports are sort of on two campuses. You have like themountain area where the Alpine stuff is happening and then the meat other area,so it's prodact to spread out, but at the Summer Games you'll find amultitude of what they're called hospitality houses and every countryhas a hospitality out. So when you go it's like I mean I remember in London,we went to Austria and it was snowing in the frontyard in the middle of the summer, and they had like the huge recola like hornthing, and it was made to look like a ski shalet and, like you, went a fewdoors down. Was Switzerland and there's girls in there with, like I shouldn't,say girls, as you say, women with like the lacy white shirt like Leder, hosneything and they're, making moranes and there's fun Du and there's chocolate. Imean it was just like it's great. I went. I loved going to the IrelandHouse. It was so much fun IRA, aljus, Wearin, tcouns init's. They have someof the best like Team Spirit. You will find anywhere. They are a hoot and ithappened to be the gold metal match. Betweenen boxing women's boxing was thefirst year women's boxing and their woman Kati Taylor. Their boxer was competing for gold and they were justgoing bonkers and it was so much fun and they had Irish blue cheese burgersthat were insanely delicious and that's not because tiy had a bunch of Guinness.It was because they were back Entei mean you can't like Chug, ginness Ni,don't go down like you know, like a lighter beer or evenjust more like, like a stella. You know like that. Pus Down, get it like eatingright t is it's a mill in itself? There's NO DOUBT YEH! Truly, no! NoDavid I've been on a truly kick lately, so roly an Thosar thou he's go rightdown n. What do I feel so weird for owe try tohide it because we don't want to look like the guys are not drinking beer butwe're drinking truly, so yeah Yeahyou, probably justit's,embarrassing anyway, O look Atyou, knowy Liten, it's very popular now arall the brands are getting in on it: White Clot, whits BSO, one of the lastthings we do iwe go through our guests and we talk about it's. We call it thenohuddale drill and ar two minute where we blastsome questions at you and getyou to answer him as fast. You, Acain, okay, I'll de my mat, so dave shoot.Okay, if you could trade places one person for a day, anyone in the worldwho would that be alive, yeah, Oh Gosh, I don't know, would I want well you'rehistory major, so we canwe woll out to sees ad Elizabeth Efost Wel, QuickHistory D, Wow w. Why would it be Hert? Becauseshe was like the most badass person in the history of ever and she happened tobe a woman. She was an incredible incredible leader how many heads d sheget off. Not that many not as famously as herfather did, I should fall. So what was that your favorite? I thinkinyour favorite sports venue. I mean Cameron, Thatwas,...

Tesoyeah, sorry dnado, you have a petpeeve. I have a lot of pet pigs. I mean they're, not necessarily related tofareway. You are a tourist in New York. Please! Please know that we are verynice people, but if you are walking five people wide on a sidewack, you arein everybody's Wiy, so to no more than two and when we ask you nicely to moveon the first go round just move, because if you don't move after onenice excuse me, we are going to push you ilike, I'm going to remember that andwhen I'm in New York just stay away from your area, Tif justbe mindful that, like we don't really use cars, we use our feet so thesidewalk or our roads, and so, if you're blocking the whole road no gonow right. I hear you all right. If we got a hold of your phone, who would bethe most famous person that you have in your phone? Oh, I mean I don't know, how do youwhen I ca say Btn the entertainment war I mean I have Michael in there I haveMJ in there. I Have Charles Barklay, who I message. We have the samebirthday, so I send him happy birthday text once a year and that's it. I know'bother her mother than that. So and I have Pattrin Nice Sso. What we always ask. We like the if youcoald, go back and tell a young data and give her some advice. What wouldthat advice? Be Everybody's Goingto tell you throughoutyour life to have a little bit more patience, and maybe you should considerthat just a go geter, that's all it is andzero patiens. I just want to make it. I want to make it happen. I want to go.Do it now, I want to do it the best I can immediately do bu go to she's likethose two and people drive slow into fastline. There's no to that's my perilmove over. That's why we have ight L, also people that are bad n mergers.It's the worst ye we to goes faster. If you just taketurns exactly it's so much more efficient that way I used to live in La,I could talk about this for hours like people. There do not understand how tohave how to merge because they're all so. What's the word when you feel like I'mtotally blinking, but you know when you feel like you deserve things, but youknow whatever. I can't think you know what Iyes thank Youn. I don't knows like it ors with dee, but it doesn't everyon egoing title. o them like just take turns, and there won't be traffic. Myworst one is like the lines getting longer longer than it's the guy thatwon't let anybody up and like he has a big truck and then he just runs om bothand yeah. I get so angry yeah or Tho'se people who come and like they wait,wait, wait way, Wai for the Exit Ram and then you know everybody's lined upthey're in line, and then they go all the way to the front and they cut inright at the front horrible. Now, if theeewe're going to make ahungry fan movie, who would play you who would play me? I have no idea,somebody fun playful and Perkey and snarky. I don't know I don't know gg Someowho's, your favorite actress, then you Gota, my favorite actress, wouldn't clay mebecause she'd be older. I mean it would be me like. In my s, maybe, but I'malso partial, to capling. I love Kape Wenchat. I think she's a great actress,but she would not blam me I' Ti, not the right person ors. She wouldn Grat,fir you're thinking like somebody what's her name from Misael cristen Wigg, no, the one CAE casfunnysh she's way funnier than I am but sure she cound play me that would be okay, so you' been in sports. Yourwhole life you've been around all these great athletes. What's your favoritesports movie, My favorite sports movie is a League of their own that'. I still have not seen that. Iknow it' CBT. You know what I haven't. Seeni've,never seen the gospshot either. I did't see that there's a lot of stuff, I'mstol, I mean honorable Menton for Eddie with Whoopie Golberg when she plays thecoach of the Nicks. It's not a great movie, but honorable mention onhonorable mention is yowing in that one seaas and Rick Fox Yeah You' Know Your Dad. I thought you mightmention his movie, but you probably Pace Shan. That's my kids love it when they werelittle but like if a Legu of their own is on TV, I will stop and I will watchit like. Whatever I'm doing, even if I'm working on hi coesl to stay onWHO's, your favorite character in then Gina Davis, Addy Henson. Obviously Imean Tom hags is the two of them...

...together, but she's awesome. That'sreally pretty INGIN basbhere's, no crowdying baseball,Doayeah, great cats really eal fun, good MoviPulman, who doesn't love to Pumman WL everybodywe, really appreciate youcoming on to AU podcast and talk a little bit about your story, and youknow telling us all about the hungry fan and you and your book and whatyou're doing today. It was great and I learned a lot and I really enjoyed itDave. Would you think hy can't wait to incorporate some recipes right outwe're right outside the penguins arena, so a got wer notyeahway yeah. So whenyou start doing the NFL and going around to all the tailgates I'll giveyou my top ten okay sounds good. I wish I had that two years ago I was do I didA. I did an NFLTO getting show on CBS sports two years ago, so when we get itback up and going or new versionlit, I will I oi Buffalo Wings in Buffalo,because they're pretty good op there yeah they are pretty good, Oh yeah forsure. Well, thank you guys for having me- and I just want to get a quickmention in. If you are a fan of your show, your frend FHANOM Hanalov DustonDave head to humgrouvandcom, I put together a special discount in thestore. So if you just go to shop and you use the promote GT, Gus Gus, twentytwenty percent off anything- that's in there all right, great, we'll sharethat on social media and put it all out there and let verybody hear it awesome.Thank you guys so much. It was great to meet you like Sta O. I I.

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