Most Angelenos may not root for New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire, but they may at least appreciate what he eats. The dapper, self-proclaimed "Hebrew" with a tough and much-traveled backstory, Stoudemire has taken to posting pictures of his personal chef-prepared breakfasts and pre-game noshes on his Facebook feed. The results? We can't taste through the screen, but we're guessing you could try this at home.
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While former teammate Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, a famously Spartan eater, will post 100-word paeans to quinoa, sweet potatoes and nuts, Stoudemire clearly attempts to balance flavor and nutrition -- while keeping kosher. A day after his team sustained a beating courtesy of the New Jersey Nets, Stoudemire was chowing down on a "Spanish frittata with grilled NY strip and fresh squeezed OJ." On the morning of another loss -- this one to the Hornets -- the power forward enjoyed "a California omelette with a fresh cheddar biscuit."
Other menu standouts of weeks past from Chez Amar'e include jerked chicken with coconut peas and rice, corn flake-crusted cod with braised chard and tricolor potatoes, and grouper en papillote with couscous and broccoli. While we'd like to imagine Stoudemire, with those thick-rimmed glasses and a floppy toque, folding his own papillote, the player always gives credit to Chef Maxcel Hardy. In a recent Huffington Post piece about the pair's relationship, the writer says that, according to Hardy, Stoudemire has embraced a "full-out foodie lifestyle." What's next -- tomato vines on the roof of his apartment, hams hanging in the bathroom and jars of pickles bubbling in a vat on the vintage stove?