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The Cycling Chef
Recipes for Performance and Pleasure
By (author): Alan Murchison
9781472960023 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade HEALTH & FITNESS / Diet & Nutrition / Food Content Guides May 07, 2019 Print Run: 10000
$45.00 CAD
Active 7.53 x 9.98 x 0.82 in 192 pages Colour photographs throughout Bloomsbury Bloomsbury Sport

Michelin-starred chef, world champion athlete and leading sports nutritionist Alan Murchison presents more than 75 delicious, easy-to-make and nutritionally balanced meals to help cyclists of all levels reach their cycling performance goals.

An optimized diet, whatever your potential, will help you reach your personal performance ceiling or cycling level.

Drawing on the author's Michelin-starred kitchen expertise, The Cycling Cheffeatures more than 75 mouth-watering recipes--including breakfasts, salads, main meals, desserts and snacks, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes--each designed with busy cyclists in mind. They can all be prepared and cooked in under 30 minutes and are made from ingredients available in a local supermarket.

Over 25 years of experience cooking in Michelin-starred restaurants, in combination with first-hand knowledge of elite sport from a competitor's perspective and experience of working with some of the world's best athletes, have given Alan Murchison an insight into the unique nutritional needs of cyclists.

Alan Murchison is a Michelin-starred chef with over 25 years' experience working in starred restaurants (he held a Michelin star for over a decade and had 4 AA Rosettes whist executive Chef at L'Ortolan restaurant in Berkshire), he is also a multiple World & European age group duathlon champion, national level master's cyclist & ex-international endurance runner.

Alan Murchison provides bespoke nutritional support for athletes across a number of sports, although predominantly for cyclists. Alan is a consultant with British Cycling and works with athletes across a range of abilities from first timers looking to just complete an event to current Olympic gold medallists.

I can't think of a finer chef to have written a book on nutrition and diet for athletes... His drive and commitment to culinary precision is matched only by hispassion and expertise.” —Tom Kerridge

“Alan's dedication to competing at the highest level of sport combined with thecreativity and skill of his cooking, make his approach to nutritional cooking nothing short ofincredible.” —Ashley Palmer-Watts – Executive Chef at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Alan's food is simple, yet tasty and powerful. He's been a key component for my training and racing.” —Alex Dowsett, World Tour rider, former World Hour Record Holder and national champion

“I suspect journalists would put Alan into the category of“marginal gains” that British Cycling is so famous for, butproper nutrition is a huge gain.” —Katie Archibald, multiple world and Olympic gold medallist

Alan Murchison has been pivotal in my transformation from knocking around for Top 10s at national level events to winning World Cups…A game changer.” —Dan Bigham, GB track cyclist and multiple national champion

“As an athlete your priorities are; nutritional value, ease of cooking and taste. It takes real creativity, passion and a true understanding of the athletes needs to combine all these priorities,you don't have to compromise when you follow Alan's recipes.” —Callum Skinner, Olympic gold medallist

Working with Alan has completely changed the way I think about food and opened my eyes to new ideas. Ingredients I would have previously discarded as boring now feature regularly in a balanced diet. Eating well no longer feels like a challenge or a sacrifice.” —Hayley Simmonds, road cyclist and Commonwealth Games medallist

Alan's unique dual background as a world-class chef as well as a high-performance athlete, means he has an extraordinarily useful empathy to understand and relate to the specific nutritional needs of the sports performer...I would not hesitate to recommend this book to any athlete and of any ambition.” —Dr Jamie Pringle, leading sports scientist

“Al genuinely wants to change the way athletes prepare the very food that fuels their performance, andthis book is a massive leap in that direction. If you want to fuel world-class performance, do yourself a favour and get the basics right.Train smart and eat smart. Start with this book.” —Steve Bate MBE, Paralympic Champion, World Champion and World Record Holder.

“Murchison's “buzzing bars” arebloody lovely…and a piece of cake to construct” —Matt Butler, i news

“Whether you're always in the saddle or a fair-weather cyclist, thesetempting recipes aregreat for topping up your pedal power.” —Top Sante

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