Daniel Humm’s Exerciserexia Is Really Quite Impressive


If you know how to pronounce his last name, you probably also know that Daniel Humm, chef-owner of Eleven Madison Park, is an avid exerciser. The Wall Street Journal spells out his daily routine, which includes running twice a day the second round usually after midnight, on the local high school track in New Jersey plus a serious commitment to yoga, swimming, and, of course, ass-kicking biking. At 36, he competes in about a dozen mountain bike races a year, including "the 300-plus mile BC Bike Race, a seven-day race from Vancouver to Whistler, British Columbia." Humm says the strict athletic mentality is a huge part of his success in the kitchen ... and obviously allows him to eat endless foie gras. [WSJ]