I have in my hands the October issue of Bon Appétit magazine. My mom gave it to me over the weekend and was like, "look! Amar'e Stoudemire!". And indeed, here in this magazine is an article about Stoudemire and his personal chef, Maxcel Hardy, replete with huge photos and recipes. "Chef Max", who was once interviewed by our friends at WCWP, is noteworthy for his three years as the man that feeds Amar'e Stoudemire and all his friends. His contributions to Stoudemire's culinary needs, both privately and during dinner parties, include braised kale and turnips, ambrosia salad with toasted coconut, pound cake with fig chutney, and, of course, fish fingers with creamy polenta. For the most part, he keeps things kosher, though Amar'e reportedly rewards himself for a good game with "crab legs, or maybe lobster macaroni and cheese". Can't blame him.
Stoudemire's dinner parties also sound pretty delightful. The guests at the one mentioned in this article include the guy who wrote "Go, New York, Go!", the inventor of Spanx, and Fabolous. I'd very much like to share this article with you, but it's not online yet as far as I can tell. So, if you want to come by and take a look, just holler. Until then, trust that Amar'e loves his fish fingers. And creamy polenta.
I'm looking forward to the follow-up piece on Renaldo Balkman and his personal chef, whose signature dish is "Warhead Pie".