With Bernard Bro­gan

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Life - - NEWS - In con­ver­sa­tion with So­phie White Photo by Gerry Mooney

What did your mother make you? Tra­di­tional meals — meat, veg and loads of spuds.

What’s the first dish you ever cooked? I lived on omelettes for years. They’re so handy, and you can add in­gre­di­ents to give you all the nu­tri­ents you need.

What is your com­fort food? King crisps.

What is your hang­over cure? Thai green curry — I make my own, as it’s so easy to make from scratch!

What do you drink? Red Bull to keep me go­ing in work, and, other than that, lots of wa­ter.

If you could only eat three things for the rest of your life, what would they be? Pota­toes — in all forms, mashed, baked, chips, sweet, and es­pe­cially roast; chicken; and eggs.

How im­por­tant is food to you? It’s all I think about! It has be­come so im­por­tant in train­ing now, and get­ting the right nu­tri­ents into the body; we watch it very closely.

You can go any­where and have any­thing to eat with any one per­son. Where, what and who? Leonardo DiCaprio, on his boat in Monte Carlo, dur­ing For­mula 1 week­end, with a fresh seafood plat­ter.

What’s your favourite res­tau­rant in Ire­land? An­glers Rest, down in the Straw­berry Beds. And abroad? Chicago Cut Steak­house in Chicago — you haven’t lived un­til you’ve tried their steaks.

What’s your sweet treat? I’ve a weak­ness for jel­lies.

What is your guilty plea­sure? A chicken-fil­let roll.

What’s your sig­na­ture dish? My spicy pork chop — to die for, if I do say so my­self!

Are you care­ful about what you eat? When train­ing, I am ex­tremely care­ful, as I put on weight quickly. As they say: 85pc kitchen, 15pc gym.

What’s your per­fect fam­ily meal? We run the Goal Mile on Christ­mas morn­ing; then we have soup when we get back to warm us up. For dinner, it’s prawn cock­tails for starters, fol­lowed by turkey and ham with stuff­ing and the trim­mings. Fol­lowed by a nap on the couch. In that or­der. A

Dublin Se­nior foot­baller, Bernard Bro­gan, is an am­bas­sador for Su­per­Valu’s Good Food Karma Pro­ject which aims to get Ire­land cook­ing one more meal from scratch a week to help build a health­ier, happier na­tion. Check out su­per­valu.ie for more info and delicious recipes

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