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This is the ultimate Tour de France performance cookbook, a modern classic, and a must-have for all cycling aficionados serious about nutritional intake. With 350-pages of easy-to-prepare recipes containing allergy friendly, natural, unprocessed foods, The Grand Tour Cookbook is the ultimate companion in the kitchen for athletes.Based on actual food prepared for professional cycling's grueling 3-week Grand Tours, including the Giro, Tour de France and the Vuelta, this book is a guide on how to cook, what to eat and how to maximize athletic performance throughout the year. Author Hannah Grant has a background in modern sports nutrition and The Grand Tour Cookbook focuses on the challenges presented by the caloric requirements of an endurance athlete: solutions are presented that comprise a beneficial carbohydrate intake, a bounty of ideas to keep vegetables, proteins and good fats captivating and mouth watering. Maximize your performance by changing the way you eat - lose weight, get more energy, conquer those goals and become a successful rider. Acknowledged by the world's best restaurant executive head chef Rene Redzepi (NOMA, Copenhagen), the book also features insight and experience from Exercise Physiologist-Nutrition Scientist Stacy T Sims, MSc, PhD. Read opinions on food and nutrition for body and mind and how they optimize performance through eating intelligently.
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About the Author
Hannah Grant, author of the Grand Tour Cookbook and EAT RACE WIN, was born in Denmark in 1982 to a Danish mother and Scottish father and grew up in a loving and creative family filled with people from the theatre and the restaurant industry. It fired her passion for food, creativity and cooking which has been her life's work. After a year spent in the Danish Royal Navy in 2003, Hannah joined the culinary institute of Copenhagen to pursue her dream of combining creative skills and cooking with traveling, all the while continuing to learn, evolve and develop. First she spent a year on a kite boarding expedition boat sailing the South Pacific. Hannah sourced local ingredients and cooked wholesome meals for the kiteboarders and surfers on board. It was an experience that triggered a new and exciting interest in nutrition, special diets and performance fuel. It was the start of a unique culinary adventure that shaped her life. Diploma in hand, she then ventured into some of the best restaurants in the world including the Fat Duck in the UK and Noma in Denmark before the door opened onto a completely different world of food and endurance sport. In 2010, Hannah was hired by Bjarne Riis to cook for the riders on his professional cycling team. Throughout the season she traveled full time with the team through the incredible culinary touchpoints of France, Italy and Spain. During her 5 years with the team, Hannah developed a close working relationship with Sports physiologist Dr. Stacy Sims. The pair clicked instantly and started bringing innovative ideas to the table about fueling endurance athletes at the highest level. It was the start of the process that would end with the publication of the Grand Tour Cookbook in 2013.Originally published in Danish, it was then translated into English, French, and German in 2015. The core themes of the book were translated into the TV show Eat, Ride, Win (Amazon Prime) which followed Hannah and her crew as they cooked for a cycling team throughout the 2017 Tour de France. On a daily basis, Hannah Grant works with recipe development for her own brand as well as in collaboration with various magazines and companies as well as doing motivational speaking and workshops.