Cook Like the Caps – For Charity!

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Posted February 28, 2017

Ever wanted to eat like a professional hockey player (without resorting to the terrifying Gary Roberts approach)?  The wait is over! On March 4, the Washington Capitals are releasing Cooking With the Caps, their own book of nutritional secrets.  It will include contributions from the players (2016-17 roster), coaches, and the infamous Slapshot.  It will also include asides from Mark Nemish (strength & conditioning coach), Sue Saunders (nutritionist), and SuperFd chef Robbie Wood (official caterers of the Caps).

Critical Details: Cost – $25. Available – March 4. Where to Buy – Home Games (MSE Foundation table & Team Store @ Verizon Center), Team Store @ Kettler, WashCaps.com, and MonumentalFoundation.org.

Proceeds from the book sales will go to benefit DC Central Kitchen, which “uses career training, job creation and sustainable business practices to strengthen local food systems and reduce disparities in health and economic opportunity.”  In short, they’re a non-profit that’s thinking outside of the traditional box to combat both the underlying causes of food insecurity and the daily realities of empty cupboards.

Charity cookbooks are something of a tradition in the professional hockey world.  The Hershey Bears published one a few years back benefiting the UPenn Children’s Hospital.  It was filled with creatively alliterative recipes like Coach French’s Toast and Troy’s Mann-icotti, and copies throughout the sales run were randomly autographed by players.  In a similar promotion, ten copies of Cooking With the Caps will include a ticket to exchange the book for an autographed edition.

SuperFd will also be running a four week promotion starting on March 6, where they’ll post a recipe a week on their instagram and fans are invited to whip it up and post photos of their results to Instagram with the hashtag #CapsCookbook.  One amateur chef each week will be selected to exchange their unsigned cookbook for an autographed version at the SuperFd Cafe at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.

Given that nearly all of the recipes in the Hershey book were the result of requests sent to the players’ mothers, I can’t wait to see what Mama Ovechkina has decided to share!

M. Richter

M. Richter

Associate Editor at Capitals Outsider
Em is a fan of hockey first and individual teams second, with geographical ties that cross the NHL. She was born in the Midwest, raised along the East Coast, and graduated from a university in Western Canada. A firm believer in context above all else, and a card-carrying on-ice official with USA Hockey, she splits her time between the big picture and the details. When not covering the AHL and ECHL for Caps Outsider, her photography can be found on Behance and Flickr. She also occasionally chimes in about the Hershey Bears on the Power Play Post Show.
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