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What is it with Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen and irrationally expensive books? This fall, Gisele released a $700 (!!) limited-edition coffee table book chronicling her modeling career, which promptly sold out.
Now Tom Brady is peddling a limited-edition cookbook for $200 and that sold out, too. There will be a second printing, and pre-order is available for a June shipment date.
What are you getting for $200, besides fancy wooden covers? Obviously, you're paying for the dream of looking like Tom and Gisele, and it's not going to be easy. The Brady-Bündchen family eats mostly vegetables, and that's pretty much it. Here's how Tom and Gisele's personal chef summed up the diet to Boston.com:
No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt.
Also forbidden: tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants ("They cause inflammation"), as well as coffee, caffeine, fungi, dairy, and any fruit except bananas in a smoothie.
Actually, maybe it's worth $200 to see how such a limited ingredient list turns into "89 seasonally-inspired recipes."