Cookbook : The Athlete’s Plate

UPDATE: The winner is Bruce A via Twitter. Congratulations!

The Athlete’s Plate: Real Food for High Performance from Velopress is a guide and cookbook with easily prepared recipes by professional chef and endurance athlete Adam Kelinson.

The Athlete's Plate

Kellinson’s focus is on meals that are quick to prepare, tasty, nutritious and wholesome, but his book is much more than just a recipe book. The first 100 pages are a guide to ‘making nutrition a lifestyle,’ in which Kellinson encourages locally sourced ingredients, with variations in his recipes suggesting ways to modify your meals.

Kellinson is not a nutritionist and he promotes several fads in his book so I take some of his advice with a grain of metaphorical salt, but he does have plenty of good advice for the busy athlete, and the recipes I’ve tried are wonderful. Athlete’s Plate isn’t a comprehensive “how to” of cooking, but he does give a nod to those who may not be familiar with their way around the kitchen, with illustrations on everything from scooping the flesh from an avocado to segmetting an orange to boning a chicken and making a papillote (paper to wrap fish in for baking).

The Athlete’s Plate makes a decent gift for the athlete in your life.


  • July 13, 2010 - 12:54 pm | Permalink

    Will it help me play a better FIFA game on the PlayStation?

  • sour
    July 13, 2010 - 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Is competitive eating one of the sports that this will prepare you for?

  • Bruce
    July 13, 2010 - 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I could use this book. I'm getting tired of Boca Burgers!

  • Slonie
    July 13, 2010 - 1:20 pm | Permalink


  • ajonesin
    July 13, 2010 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I'd love the cookbook.

  • Gnat!
    July 13, 2010 - 1:37 pm | Permalink

    ooooOo looks tasty!

  • July 13, 2010 - 1:50 pm | Permalink
    This is like the reverse of “A Man, A Can, A Plan”

  • TJKnight
    July 13, 2010 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I'm so hungry I could eat a book about eating athletic food!

  • July 13, 2010 - 2:01 pm | Permalink

    I'd love to win!

  • nextgenlibrarian
    July 13, 2010 - 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I really would love to eat like an athlete!

  • Wuss912
    July 13, 2010 - 3:09 pm | Permalink


  • Cass Brown
    July 13, 2010 - 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I love the approach to cooking with whole, real foods with local ingredients!

  • July 13, 2010 - 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Food? Good! Athletic lifestyle? Good!

  • Susan T.
    July 13, 2010 - 7:54 pm | Permalink

    I'd love to add this one to my cookbook collection!

  • Harberneiley
    July 13, 2010 - 7:55 pm | Permalink
    Thanks, great ideas.

  • July 13, 2010 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Bruce, who entered via Twitter. Thanks all — watch for another contest next week.

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