CHEFS WHO RUN around more than just their kitchens offer up their favorite recipes for training and recovery in “The Athlete’s Palate” ($25.99, Rodale). There’s an energy bar and a protein shake, but mostly it’s everyday dishes that emphasize complex carbs and nutrient-rich ingredients.

» MOST UNUSUAL DISH: Panini with brie, chocolate and olives. “Chocolate is the original energy bar,” says chef Tuesday Evans.

» TALKING POINT: Chef Richard Sandoval (of Zengo and Masa 14) originally hoped to be a pro tennis player. These days, he stays in shape jogging to fast-tempo mariachi music.