The world is full of fad diets and insane nutrition tips from people who haven't had to cook their own meals in years, and it seems like every new magazine is full of "this month, eat this, not this" advice. The Feed Zone Cookbook, by Dr. Allen Lim takes the science of nutrition out of the lab, and into the kitchens of real cyclists. It's an approach to cooking meals that are delicious, practical, and made with everyday ingredients. This is some grub that packs an energy punch and will have you motoring along at peak performance in no time.
Gives you 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs
Allen Lim's take on the science and practice of food
A section addresses portable foods for race day and training rides
Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts
Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen
Gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes
This is a wonderful book for the cyclist and chef alike! I am an avid weekend warrior, having gotten into the sport a little over a year ago, I did my first century last spring on a 30+ pound steel 1981 Fuji Montery. This year I've completely rebuilt a 1983 Team Fuji that's tipping the scales at approximately 20 pounds and I'm looking to shed weight from me to make for a truly enjoyable training and ride season.
I'm also an avid home chef (as is my wife) and the recipes in this book are beautiful and elegant, yet simple in their prep and short on ingredients. There's a wide range of choices, including homemade replacements for those laboratory made energy bars, including things like "savory bread bars" and "bacon muffins". All nutritional values are also included for those really trying to dial things in.
Trust me, it's totally worth a shot and the recipes are easy enough that all you need is a basic cooking knowledge to really follow them.
For what a person spends on protein bars alone, this is a worthwhile investment in your health and training!
Was this a gift?:
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend