Soccer Food

My Dad took me to a baseball game once and all I talked about afterward was the hot dogs. He laughed about it for ages, but really, hots dogs are an integral part of the baseball game experience, don’t you think?

Like chili and guacamole and nachos are for football.

Like popcorn and basketball.

So, the World Cup is coming. What do soccer lovers eat while they watch?

I called Tigin, an “Official Soccer Bar” near where I live. They say the fans there order Fish and Chips or Shepherd’s Pie for the afternoon games but if it’s a morning game they’ll probably go for the full Irish Breakfast (bacon, eggs, black and white pudding, grilled tomatoes and baked beans).

But maybe there should be 32 different dishes for each country playing?

If you’re a soccer fan, you probably already know about That site has game schedules and also a list of pubs near you that will be showing the games so you can watch with fellow fans. (Also everything else there is to know about soccer.)

But if you’re home, what do you cook?

That’s easy if Italy is playing (pasta). Or Mexico (nachos). Or the United States (barbecue). But what about Slovenia. Or Ghana?

I have to do some thinking. Don’t want to serve the same old thing all the time.

I’ll keep you posted.

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