The Athlete’s Cookbook
Easy Recipes and Nutritional Guidelines for Active People
Peterson and Martinsen
This is one of the most boring cookbooks out there. The recipes include such delights as: garden salad (it has an avocado!), two different recipes for tuna casserole (one recipe uses curry powder and the other has black olives), meat loaf, peanut butter sandwich, and wheat germ pancakes. I actually want to meet the person that needs a recipe for a peanut butter sandwich.
There is also very little nutritional information that might actually be helpful. The nutritional guidance is limited to the first page of the sport chapter. Some of this doesn’t even make sense. There really isn’t anything special about the recipes that would make it “sports approved.” I doubt this book made waves in 1980. Weed it and set it on fire in 2020.
Special complaint: this is one of those odd shaped books that I just hate. I also throw oversized books in this category for the most part. This book is paperback and wide rather than tall. It will stick out on a shelf and taunt me when I shelf read.
I am going to make a peanut butter sandwich. Thank God I have a recipe.