Me and the man like football – the kids not so much. We’re a bit of a foodie family too. We had the idea to cook our way through the World Cup cooking dishes from all 32 of the competing countries to get the kids to try a wider range of foods and to get them more interested. When I was looking for inspiration for some of the dishes a nice lady got in touch asking if I’d be interested in doing a similar thing with a little help from Bacofoil . It would of been silly of me to turn it down, so I gladly accepted. They sent me over some recipe ideas (admittedly I have only used one of them so far) and some to use too.
Now that we are over half way through our cook off I thought I’d give a little insight into what we’ve been scoffing!
Sp here we go in no particular order…..
1.England – Picnic
2.USA – Burgers
3.Portugal – Peri Peri Chicken & Algarve Salad followed by Natas.
4.Belgium – Belgium Waffles (It would be rude not too!!)
5.Spain – Tapas – Tortilla, smashed chickpeas, Serrano wrapped asparagus etc
6.Switzerland – Venison in chocolate & grape sauce with a potato rosti (and a Toblerone obvs)
7.Italy – Homemade pizzas
8.Netherlands – Wentelteefjes – YOU NEED TO TRY THESE!!!
9.Greece – Moussaka.
10. Cameroon - Marinated mackerel, Jollof rice & plantain.
11.Honduras – Baleadas: refried beans, fried egg avocado, feta, hot sauce.
12.Argentina – Ribeye steak, Chimichurri Hasselback potatoes.
13. Iran – Iranian vegetable stew made with dried limes & barberries (nightmare to find these!!!).
14.Mexico – Bean enchiladas & spinach quesadilla.
15.Chile – Mackerel Escabeche
Massive thanks to the Dad for taking the photos and to Spud for making the flags!