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Feeding The Birds Podcast

Philadelphia Eagles

This is the podcast for the hungriest fans in the world. Hosted by team chef Tim Lopez, Feeding the Birds is an Official Eagles Entertainment podcast where football and food are the main course. Chef Tim sits down with players, coaches, chefs, and celebrities to talk about foods they love, restaurants they can’t live without, their favorite food memories, nutrition, tailgating treats, and, of course, the occasional cheesesteak. Chef Tim knows the ins and outs of nutrition that helps build championship power and speed. It’s a perspective very few people have, so pull up a chair and join the fun.

This is the podcast for the hungriest fans in the world. Hosted by team chef Tim Lopez, Feeding the Birds is an Official Eagles Entertainment podcast where football and food are the main course. Chef Tim sits down with players, coaches, chefs, and celebrities to talk about foods they love, restaurants they can’t live without, their favorite food memories, nutrition, tailgating treats, and, of course, the occasional cheesesteak. Chef Tim knows the ins and outs of nutrition that helps build championship power and speed. It’s a perspective very few people have, so pull up a chair and join the fun.

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United States

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This is the podcast for the hungriest fans in the world. Hosted by team chef Tim Lopez, Feeding the Birds is an Official Eagles Entertainment podcast where football and food are the main course. Chef Tim sits down with players, coaches, chefs, and celebrities to talk about foods they love, restaurants they can’t live without, their favorite food memories, nutrition, tailgating treats, and, of course, the occasional cheesesteak. Chef Tim knows the ins and outs of nutrition that helps build championship power and speed. It’s a perspective very few people have, so pull up a chair and join the fun.

Language:

English


Episodes

Birds, ‘Boys and Bad Blood - Trailer

5/10/2021
Coming May 24: Season 2 of Return Game: Birds, 'Boys, and Bad Blood, presented by NovaCare Rehabilitation, hosted by Rob Ellis and Derrick Gunn. This nine-episode season will take you on a deep dive into the decades-long rivalry between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. It's a rivalry that started when the Eagles were World Champions, and it has spanned decades with no signs of letting up. Sure, you've seen the games, but there's more – so much more – to both sides of the...

Duration:00:02:28

Episode 8 - The Smoker

11/7/2020
A parking lot in South Philly is not really the place one expects to find top notch barbecue, but the chefs at the NovaCare Complex have been turning out smoked delights since 2007. But everything changed for the kitchen team when they went from a single barreled smoker to a double-barreled beauty. It opened up a world of smoky possibilities. From meat, fish, vegetables and even cheese, there was nothing that wasn’t smoked. You could say an addiction to the smoker was developed. It elevated...

Duration:00:12:40

Episode 7 - Sandwiches

11/7/2020
Some at the NovaCare Complex might argue that the sandwich is the true winner of the lunchtime rush. It’s hyper-customizable and you can run out the door with it. Of course, this being the Eagles, it’s not just a ham on wheat, oh no, it’s whatever your stomach desires. And the sandwiches all come with nicknames - there’s the Wolfpack and the J-Matt. Each player and staff member have a special spin on a sandwich and the kitchen team is there to accommodate the request. If Dave Spadaro wants...

Duration:00:13:38

Episode 6 - Pre-Game Meals

11/7/2020
It’s game day in Philadelphia. While you might be preparing your tailgating menu, dreaming of your loaded nachos or out buying your secret spice for your game day wings, at the NovaCare Complex Cafeteria preparations are underway cooking the food that will lead to victory. Game day meals are the one day during the week that a player’s diet is highly regulated. The menus are designed and overseen by the kitchen nutrition team. There is still the variety and flavor players expect, but certain...

Duration:00:13:03

Episode 5 - Pizza

11/7/2020
Pizza! We could probably just stop the description of this episode right here, but, of course, there is an Eagles’ spin on this team favorite. Tucked in the corner of the kitchen is a gas-powered pizza oven. It can handle five to six pies at a time. The toppings run the gamut from your traditional items, pepperoni and sausage to more gourmet, black truffle and runny egg. That’s the go-to combo of Jeffrey Lurie. This pizza oven has quite the origin story. It even involves a member of the...

Duration:00:11:24

Episode 4 - Patio Dinners with the Eagles/Team Dinners

11/7/2020
Cooking for the best team in the NFL really stretches a kitchen team’s culinary creativity. Keep in mind that each meal needs to provide the right balance of nutrients and fuel. It is the top priority of the NovaCare Complex kitchen’s team to help players achieve their diet goals, but as professional chefs, it’s in their DNA to pile on the flavor and push culinary limits. When you cook three meals a day, seven days a week, for the same people, you want to carve out something out of the...

Duration:00:10:48

Episode 3 - Lunch with the Eagles

11/7/2020
What happens when you have a Philadelphia Eagle plan the lunch menu? Amazing things! The Player Spotlight Meal showcases the foods and food culture of the team. The meals open a small window into who these men are when they are not suited up on the field. These Wednesday lunches are a highlight meal of the week. What do Sun Tzu and Chef Tim Lopez have in common? They are both all about getting into the mindset of your opponent. Chef Tim does this through serving up popular dishes from the...

Duration:00:12:21

Episode 2 - Breakfast with the Eagles

11/7/2020
Breakfast for some is arguably the most important meal of the day. In the NovaCare Complex Cafeteria the breakfast spread can leave those who are not accustomed to it - speechless. If you are visiting you may run into Harold Carmichael who loves to come in for some slow-cooked grits and eggs. After other players saw what Harold was eating, they gave those creamy grits a try, perhaps this breakfast staple is a key to the Hall of Fame. Brandon Graham loves a breakfast steak, but that’s too...

Duration:00:15:43

Episode 1 - Setting the Scene

11/7/2020
Welcome to season 4 of Feeding the Birds. During these COVID times the world looks a little different. But we have found a way to bring you a spicy season of the podcast where football and food collide. Before the virus made socializing safely a nearly impossible feat, the NovaCare Complex Cafeteria was a happy and delicious place. Players, coaches and staff mingled, caught up and feasted on the best food in the NFL. First Chef, Tim Lopez, will be serving up stories from his 13 years of...

Duration:00:15:57

Ask Chef Tim: Menu ideas for the most delicious Independence Day ever

6/26/2020
Welcome to the final episode of the pre-season of Feeding the Birds presented by Amoroso’s. With the NovaCare complex closed, Chef Tim Lopez had some time on his hands. So he has been answering cooking-at-home questions from your favorite Eagles players, coaches and other familiar voices, while providing us all with a dash or two of cooking inspiration. The Fourth of July is approaching faster than a Roman Candle and Chef Tim says you have to “plan out your cook out”. If you are at a loss...

Duration:00:14:21

Ask Chef Tim: It’s almost officially summer and grilling is about to get easier and tastier

6/13/2020
Welcome to the pre-season of Feeding the Birds presented by Amoroso’s. With the NovaCare complex closed, Chef Tim Lopez has some time on his hands. So he’s answering cooking-at-home questions from your favorite Eagles players, coaches and other familiar voices, while providing us all with a dash or two of cooking inspiration. The official start of summer is just over one week away. It’s June 21 for those of you keeping track, but Chef Tim knows that you have already been firing up the grill...

Duration:00:14:31

Ask Chef Tim: Tips for cooking shrimp and salmon with JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Rick Lovato

5/30/2020
Welcome to the pre-season of Feeding the Birds presented by Amoroso’s. With the NovaCare complex closed, Chef Tim Lopez has some time on his hands. So he’s answering cooking-at-home questions from your favorite Eagles players, coaches and other familiar voices, while providing us all with a dash or two of cooking inspiration. JJ Arecega-Whiteside uses seafood to refuel after a tough practice. Eagles number 19 has a penchant for Cajun cooking, but when he can’t find enough rice in the...

Duration:00:12:57

Welcome To 'Return Game'

5/26/2020
Return Game runs it back like never before. This Official Eagles Podcast takes you deep inside the most iconic moments in Philadelphia Eagles history, bringing you first-hand accounts of unbelievable games, unforgettable plays, unrelenting rivalries, and undeniable characters. Each season of Return Game features a never-heard-before take on a different time, team, personality, or moment in Eagles lore. Buckle up— this is team history straight from the people who lived it. Subscribe now!

Duration:00:01:32

Ask Chef Tim: Go on, create breakfast traditions, it’s easy and delicious

5/15/2020
Welcome to the pre-season of Feeding the Birds presented by Amoroso’s. With the NovaCare complex closed, Chef Tim Lopez has some time on his hands. So he’s answering cooking-at-home questions from your favorite Eagles players, coaches and other familiar voices, while providing us all with a dash or two of cooking inspiration. Today, it’s all about breakfast. Coach Jeff Stoutland loves an omelette, but he is struggling to create this perfect eggy delight at home. Chef Tim has some thoughts on...

Duration:00:11:43

Ask Chef Tim: Recreating football favorites at home

5/1/2020
XWelcome to the pre-season of Feeding the Birds presented by Amoroso’s. With the NovaCare complex closed, Chef Tim Lopez has some time on his hands. So he’s answering cooking-at-home questions from your favorite Eagles players, coaches and other familiar voices while providing us all with a dash or two of cooking inspiration. Today, Ross Tucker, Eagles preseason analyst, is missing some of his press box favorites - especially pulled barbeque chicken. Chef Tim takes you through the steps of a...

Duration:00:09:09

Ask Chef Tim: Nate Sudfeld wants to get grilling

4/17/2020
Welcome to the pre-season of Feeding the Birds presented by Amoroso’s. With the NovaCare complex closed, Chef Tim Lopez has some time on his hands. So he’s answering cooking-at-home questions from your favorite Eagles players and coaches while providing us all with a dash or two of cooking inspiration. First up, Nate Sudfeld is looking for lean protein options to throw on the grill and Chef Tim delivers with some solid and affordable options - how does a flank steak sound? And whether it's a...

Duration:00:09:58

Season 3 Bonus Episode: Thanksgiving

11/27/2019
It's Thanksgiving at the Eagles Novacare Complex, and we sat down with the Eagles food service director Eric Montijo and executive chef James Sirles to talk turkey. We also were joined by Jesse Amoroso the Vice President at Amoroso's Baking Company to hear about his Thanksgiving tailgate and all the styles of bread that best suit the perfect Thanksgiving meal. Check it out!

Duration:00:31:43

Season 3 Bonus Episode: Salute to Service with BBQ master Matthew Groark

11/15/2019
In this bonus episode Chef Tim stops by Lincoln Financial Field pre-game to tailgate with Matthew Groark of Groark Boys' BBQ! Tim and Matthew take a dive into some of Groark Boys' famous BBQ offerings and the importance of supporting the men and women in our military. Check it out!

Duration:00:22:58

Introducing Eagles Entertainment

9/2/2019
Join Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro and Fran Duffy for a special update on the future of official Eagles Entertainment Podcasts

Duration:00:02:47

Season 3, Ep 8: Lane Johnson, Carli Lloyd, Barclay Prime & Jim Pappas

8/30/2019
Our season finale is jam packed with three great guests! Eagles Offensive Tackle, Lane Johnson, joined us to talk about his new diet, and also shared some first-hand knowledge on swamp delicacies. Then USWNT star Carli Lloyd shares her favorite local pizza spot with Chef Tim. Finally, Chef Tim ends this season at Barclay Prime with Executive Chef Mark Twersky, creator of the “Most Expensive Cheesesteak in America” featuring Wagyu Beef and Foie Gras. The chefs hosted special guest Jim Pappas,...

Duration:00:38:21