Food is my sport. Restaurants are my religion. I support local bistros and eateries like most people support their local football teams and my equivalent of watching live sporting events is settling down on the sofa and railing my way through an entire series of a reality cooking competition in one night. God bless Chopped. That being said, I am also a football fan and tend to get really caught up in the excitement of the beautiful game when it comes to big international competitions like the World Cup and the Euros.
So, combining my passion for football and food, I thought I’d take the chance to research every team competing in the Euros this year and try to work out which of their country’s national dishes best represents their squad and their chances of winning the whole thing this year. Why? Because... why not? Haven't you always wanted to know what your favourite football team would be if they were a dish? No? Well, I don’t care. Because I’ve gone and done it anyway.
Scroll down to find out what every team at this year’s tournament would be if they were a tasty (or slightly not-so-tasty) plate of food. There’s röstis, borscht, and even a cheeky fry-up in the mix. Just don’t go acting all surprised at how delicious the French team is. We all know they’re a Michelin-calibre team. And it's time you accepted that.