Way back in 2013, it was a simple idea. Cook a meal from every country who are at the World Cup and then see how much money I can win (or lose) through the power of food. The idea evolved over time as some restaurant trips were also included and 32 meals later, with the opening day of the World Cup and the opening games, it’s time to begin:
BRAZIL vs CROATIA (9pm)
Brazil - Ensopadinho de Carne
A “classic” dish that is basically stew and one that is hearty and wholesome.
Croatia - Croatian Dalmatian Red Risotto
Nicknamed “Fisherman’s Risotto”, this dish had fish, fish and more fish.
Verdict: Croatia started off really well with the shrimp, squid and mussels combining with the sauce well but, like the football team, Brazil kept it steady and the dish probably came out on top. But only just. Brazil to come from behind and win.
Brazil Win (£5 @ 3/10)