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Cookbook Recomendations?


#1

Do you guys have any recomendations for cookbooks? I'm looking for something that includes macro breakdowns. I've searched the forums and found Gourmet Nutrition by Berardi to be referenced often.


#2

Dr Jonny Bowdens books, and has some good articles here


#3

Gourmet Nutrition has some great recipes in it, from your standard meat and potatoes type stuff to fare for candlelight dinners. I haven’t had much luck with the bars and that though, probably because of those crazy measurements you guys use :stuck_out_tongue:

I had the option to buy the second book when I ordered Precision Nutrition and I passed on it, but regret having done so now I’ve tasted the recipes.

My daily meals come from either Gourmet Nutrition or this book

No macros but given how simple the recipes are it is easy to work out.


#4

#5

Cool I’ll take a look. Already have Cooking with Coolio, nothing but gains in that book.


#6

Might check out this one called Stella’s Kitchen, has some damn good recipes.


#7

do the books really need to have macro breakdowns? WHen you think about it, if a recipe calls for chicken breasts and you have a 400g pack of chicken breasts then you can easily work out how much protein is in it. The same would go for the other macros; as long as you know how much of everything you’re putting in, it’s easy to work out


#8

check out on food network’s website all the “Pioneer Woman” recipes. Mainly if you’re bulking, though. Dirty bulking.


#9

Ruhlman’s Twenty, by Chef Michael Ruhlman, teaches a ton of basic techniques and how to cook (which is ultimately more important and versatile than just following a recipe), but also has some recipes of varying difficulty as well. Covers everything from poaching to roasting to sauteeing to a chapter just about eggs.

[quote]Yogi wrote:
WHen you think about it, if a recipe calls for chicken breasts and you have a 400g pack of chicken breasts then you can easily work out how much protein is in it. The same would go for the other macros; as long as you know how much of everything you’re putting in, it’s easy to work out[/quote]
This. It’ll be a little more footwork on your own to look up the numbers, but certainly isn’t not a major obstacle.


#10

I bought The 4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferris the other week. I haven’t cracked it open yet, but I’ve heard amazing things.

Like Chris said, learn HOW to cook and you will be far better off. A buddy of mine is a competitive BB and he posts food porn meals during his contest preps because he’s an awesome chef.


#11

[quote]Yogi wrote:
do the books really need to have macro breakdowns? WHen you think about it, if a recipe calls for chicken breasts and you have a 400g pack of chicken breasts then you can easily work out how much protein is in it. The same would go for the other macros; as long as you know how much of everything you’re putting in, it’s easy to work out[/quote]

No they dont need to have the Macros, and yes I can figure it out easy enough but if its there it does make it easier.


#12

Probably not as well made as the books mentioned (heck it’s not even a book!), but I learned how to cook bodybuilding food mostly from modifying the recipes made by the Protein Chef on youtube. For example: