07.03.07 11 years ago 41 Comments

The best women's tennis players in the world have compiled a book of recipes called Lovefood — get it?  "Love"?  Love food! — in an attempt to show that women can do more than just grow up to become professional athletes: they can also excel in the kitchen.

France's Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo, always accused in the past of being prey to her nerves in big matches, has found that cooking can be calming. Showing off the merits of her cherry tomato soup, she writes: "Cooking is a good way to get your mind off sport. It's very therapeutic as well as being a lot of fun." Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia agreed: "Cooking is a fantastic way to relax."

But being constantly on the international circuit can cramp your cooking. Giving the recipe for her calamari fritti in the Whirlpool cookbook, Czech Nicole Vaidisova said "I try to cook as often as I can but travelling so much means I don't always have enough time."

That's right, ladies!  Traveling to places like outside the home can create stressful interference to your relaxing, soothing cooking habit.  Future books from the women's tennis tour will celebrate the relaxing merits of blowjobs, raising children, and not voting.  And a great way to stay in shape is S factor pole dance classes!

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