While working at the Australian Institute of Sport I was privileged to be involved with the publication of one of the 'Survival' series of athlete cookbooks, the 'Survival Around the World, Burke et.al., FPC Publishers, May 2004.
This great series of books is produced by the Australian Institute of Sport with the help of AIS athletes. They were developed by the team of sport dietitians at the AIS, evolving out of the cooking classes which the Institute has been running with its athletes for many years. It is aimed at athletes and anyone interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle. Recipes are accompanied by a nutritional analysis, easy cooking hints and a selection of tips from the athletes themselves.
Each book contains the following information about each recipe:
Survival for the Fittest was the first cookbook in this series. Developed by the team of sports dietitians at the AIS, it is not only aimed at athletes, but at anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle. Quick, delicious and foolproof, the recipes are designed to provide maximum energy and nutrition in a minimum space of time. This is more than a recipe book. It is the definitive guide to getting organised at home and cooking great meals. Survival for the Fittest is the ideal high-performance cookbook for the busiest and healthiest of people who want to achieve their personal best in the kitchen as well as their sport.
Like its predecessor, Survival For the Fittest, this is more than a recipe book, it is the definitive guide to getting organised at home and cooking great meals. It is aimed not only at athletes but anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet in a busy lifestyle. The books acknowledge the fact that busy people - especially athletes - face many pressures including long hours, fatigue and professional commitments. The results therefore are these recipes chosen and adapted to contain maximum energy value, with appropriate carbohydrate, protein and fat content. This new collection features the same kind of quick, delicious and foolproof recipes, and each is accompanied by a nutritional analysis per serve, easy cooking tips, a handy shopping list and photos and quotes from a selection of AIS athletes. Advice is offered on maintaining food variety and enjoyment while training, focusing on fuel foods and staying cool with fluids.
Developed by the sports dieticians at the Australian Institute of Sport, this vividly illustrated recipe book provides healthful tips not only for traveling athletes but also for anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy diet, whether at home or abroad. Advice on dining out, grocery shopping, and cooking in each region of the world is provided, along with internationally inspired recipes.