It seems jockeys don’t survive on a diet of jelly babies and dry toast, if the contributions to a new cookbook are anything to go by.
Jockeys Winning Recipes includes Richard Hughes’ Mexican rice and beans, Aidan Coleman’s spicy sausage hotpot and Hayley Turner’s chicken and vegetable risotto.
And even AP McCoy — who famously goes to bed hungry three nights a week — has contributed a smoked salmon penne recipe.
The book, which is sold in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund, is also perfect for the calorie counters of the household — or those planning on a January health kick. All dishes “light, quick to prepare and nutritionally well balanced”.
H&H columnist Robert “Choc” Thornton had a go at “Little Ears Pasta”.
“It’s a tasty pasta with crème fraiche, peas and bacon,” said Choc. “It’s simple to cook, as I’m not known for my culinary skills.
“Anything from the Tesco Finest range does me — I’m pretty good at reading instructions and putting it in the oven…”
This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (22 November 2012)