The answer: exercise.
The stereotype of a chef – a round-bellied
figure clad in a white coat, apron, and toque – doesn’t
fit most modern chefs. Working in a kitchen is a physically demanding
job that requires significant endurance and strength. Today’s
chefs lead active lives outside of work, and make time in their
busy schedules to exercise.
This past September, Chef Joël
Antunes ran the Medoc Marathon through the wine regions of Bordeaux,
France. Celebrity chocolatier Jacques Torres is also an avid runner
and veteran of the New York City Marathon.
With the New York City Marathon
fast approaching, runners may want to work the following recipes
into their pre-race diets. The dishes are personal favorites of
Chefs Antunes and Torres – each will provide a boost of energy
to help get you through a day of rigorous training. And after the
marathon, celebrate your accomplishments and treat yourself to creamy
crème brulee. You’ll deserve it!