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Wimbledon Final Menu for Scrumptious Saturdays #10

on July 5, 2014

Scrumptious Saturdays is my series of weekly roundups.  I am frequently surfing around the interweb looking at lovely pictures of food and finding delicious new recipes that I want to try out. I thought it might be handy for you if I shared some of my favourites with you each week.

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Last week’s theme was cocktails and with the fantastic weather this week I’ve had a few! This week, as tennis is one of very few sports that I love to watch, I have put together a menu in honour of the Wimbledon final tomorrow. The finalists are Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Let’s start with Novak Djokovic, as he is seeded number 1 in the tournament. Novak discovered in 2010 that he is gluten-intolerant and he completely changed his diet immediately. Within twelve months of this, he was no longer collapsing mid-match, he won his first Wimbledon championship and rose to number one in the world ATP tour rankings. He attributes this success to excluding gluten!  This year he is on track to add a second Wimbledon championship to his ever-growing array of achievements. So, in honour of Novak, here is a gluten-free dish from his home country.

Pasulj is the Serbian word for bean and now is most often used for cannellini beans. Pasulj Corba is a Serbian white bean soup, rich with tomatoes and paprika. Here is a lovely recipe for it by Ksenia from At The Immigrants Table. 

Pasulj - Serbian white bean soup

click the pic to see Ksenia’s recipe

Roger Federer is seeded number 4 but, as possibly the greatest tennis player of all time and seven-time Wimbledon champion, he has every chance of winning another. Roger eats healthily most of the time but says he loads up on carbs after a match to restore his body. So, for dessert, here is a traditional pie from his home country Switzerland.

Engadine Nut Pie is rich in nuts and cream. Chris from Cooking Around the World has adapted it to add chocolate too since, after all, Switzerland is also famous for its chocolate!

Engadine nut tart

click the pic to see Chris’s recipe

Of course, if we are celebrating tennis at Wimbledon then strawberries are obligatory! Here’s my adaptation of the traditional English pudding of Eton Mess which I’ve made into ice cream.

Strawberry Crunch Ice cream

click the pic to see my recipe for Strawberry Crunch Ice cream

So, tell me dear reader, do you like to watch sport and what food do you make to accompany it?

Vohn
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Wimbledon Final Menu 2014


6 Responses to “Wimbledon Final Menu for Scrumptious Saturdays #10”

  1. Galina V says:

    I don’t watch tennis, but my hubby does, with our little man. Love all the meals you selected, would be happy to eat them all. 🙂

  2. I am not a tennis watcher and very little sports but I love how you combined sports with food… Food can be combined with everything I believe. Thank you for sharing. Sharing this to google +

  3. Very clever, Vonn. Love this round up and the reason behind it! Fun!

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