I see a lot of threads along the lines of, "Okay, so I bought 10 pounds of chicken breast. Now what the hell do I do with it?"
How many people would be interested in a sort of beginner's cookbook aimed at bodybuilding/strength athletes? What kind of stuff would you like to see in ia book like that?
Cooking in bulk (pardon the pun) would be good. Like making 10 chicken breasts for the week kind of thing. I think a book on how to go about eating more with minimal cooking would be more helpful than a recipe book.
Any other ideas?
Agreed. As a former professional chef/line cook, I find recipe books mostly silly, and bulk cooking is one of my secrets to avoid working myself to death.Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing
OTOH, a handful of key recipes might be handy for some folks. That's what I'm trying to get a feel for.
OP, I've actually thought idly about the same thing - a cookbook aimed at bodybuilders. I'm not sure it's a marketable venture, but find some (healthy) ways to kick up tuna and chicken and you'd have a fun project on your hands, at the very least. I mean, honestly, just because people are bodybuilding/eating really strict and tight diets does *NOT* mean they have to eat crappy plain chicken every night. Gosh no.
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Exactly!Originally Posted by McIrish
It's easy for me, because I've been into cooking AND nutrition for ages. I just need to figure out how to distill what I've learned to make it easy for myself.
I know John Romano and others have done specifically BB cookbooks. It's certainly a niche market -- more suitable to an ebook or POD than a "bookstore" book, most likely.
I think one aspect that gets overlooked is that a lot of people get into BB or healthy eating in general, and they don't know how to cook at all. That's got to be overwhelming.
Good point - especially when you are looking at preparing 6 meals per day!Originally Posted by JustLost
Maybe a compromise would be a book on how to prepare food in bulk and provide some recipes that work especially well in large quantities.