Eat Bike Cook
by Kitty Pemberton-Platt and Fi Buchanan
In bookshops from July 2021
A Celebration of the Food that Fuels Our Adventurous Spirit
“Both a genuinely useful collection of solid recipes for Sunday spinners and sportive-smashers alike, and a fascinating and refreshingly non-judgemental glimpse into other people’s ride-day routines – who knew you could cram so much into a jersey pocket?!” Felicity Cloake, author of Another Croissant for the Road
“A really intelligent and usable format for a cookbook, with insights from some serious hitters like Tiffany Cromwell and Lizzy Banks – clever stuff” Alan Murchison, author of The Cycling Chef
Eat Bike Cook brings together 40 delicious easy recipes created to meet the energy demands of cyclists, with tips, hacks and food diaries from women cyclists, both professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. There are quick, up-and-at-‘em breakfast ideas to charge you up pre-ride, energy-boosting back pocket picnics to keep you going strong while you’re on the road and wonderfully restorative main meals to share with friends once you’ve crossed the finish line.
At the heart of the book are 19 illustrated food diaries by Kitty Pemberton-Platt, whose drawings have lit up Instagram with their honest visualisations of what female cyclists eat to fuel their rides. Contributors range from elite athletes like Tiffany Cromwell, Lizzy Banks and Hannah Barnes to adventure traveller and bike packers like Vendangi Kulkarni to weekend warriors who use cycling to find some freedom in their every day life.
As well as providing inspiration on easy and tasty ways to fuel for days on the bike, this book is a celebration of the female cycling community: of the great chat in a cafe mid-ride, of the handful of Haribos that gets you through the last 25km and the shared beer and burger at the end of the day.
Kitty Pemberton-Platt was born on the Wirral and is currently living in London. After many years working at adidas, followed by heading up social marketing at cycling brand Rapha, Kitty is now a Strategy Director at a creative agency, where she defines marketing strategies and creative direction for large global brands in sport and beyond. She is a passionate illustrator and all-round creative spirit who founded her own business après sport (a lifestyle brand that bottles up the after sport feeling and injects it into a way of life, with the aim of transforming sport as a desirable choice for women).
Fi Buchanan has foraged, cheffed, designed, styled, and thrived on food professionally for the last thirty years. She has sailed across the Atlantic, done a TED talk, presented a BBC tv series about food and entrepreneurship, and won a Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland award. Cycling is very much a non competitive weekend activity for her and her family. The power of food to make a difference to the body and mind is her fascination.
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