Hardie Grant goes for gold with Ian Thorpe cookbook

Hardie Grant goes for gold with Ian Thorpe cookbook

Hardie Grant UK is hoping to make a splash by publishing a healthy eating cookbook by Olympic swimmer, Australian Ian Thorpe.

Pam Brewster at Hardie Grant acquired world rights to Cook for Your Life from David Flaskas of Grand Slam International, Thorpe's manager.

The cookbook will include recipes Thorpe uses to keep himself healthy, as well as his philosophy on food, "gathered from experts on nutrition and diet".

Thorpe has won five Olympic gold medals as well as three silver and onebronze, and is set to compete at the London 2012 Olympics.

Cook for Your Life will be published in October 2011 as a £16.99 paperback.