Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Football Foodie

 Football Canapes - example from a World Cup (2006?) with all the remaining teams: France & Brazil represented by flags on corner positions (sandwich triangles with cream cheese and cress, footballs rolled from cream cheese and black olives), England, Italy, Germany and Portugal made from sandwich bread cut to size, and cream cheese, red pepper, mozzarella, cucumber, black olives, cheddar cheese. Red and yellow cards in the middle: crackers, cream cheese and red and yellow peppers respectively.

In the European Championships 2012, the first round has been played, and we're into round 2 now, with one of the 'Biggies' happening tonight - at least in my world view: GER - NED. So, tonight, the food will have to be Currywurst with friet speciaal.

We have paid culinary tribute to football games before. England got a Flag of St. George Pizza:

Germany got Currywurst  and Black Tagliatelle, Red Sauce and Yellow Peppers.

And during the World Cup in South Africa, I went wild over African dishes. Unfortunately, I never took any photographs or blogged about any of the recipes.

For this European Championship, we've done the following so far:

The other day, we enriched the chicken soup with spaghetti (Italy), chorizo (Spain), garlic and paprika (Croatia) and potatoes (Ireland).
Yesterday, I served Swedish meatballs in a creamy sauce, with gherkins and lingonberry sauce, plus spicy meatballs in a tomato based sauce, representing the Ukraine.(The cabbage element featured in the salad!)
And yesterday, we had a Russian-Polish Shashlik, with bought in chips and home-made coleslaw. (Recipe and photographs to follow!)
Kick off about to happen for the Denmark-Portugal match! Toodleloo!!!

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