My name is Graeme Nicholls, and I’m a 38 year old football fan based in Glasgow, Scotland.
Back in 2014, I undertook a project to make 32 meals from each of the 32 countries participating in the World Cup in Brazil over the course of the 32 days of the tournament.
It was a super-successful campaign which included my project being featured on BBC Radio Scotland, in the Sunday Post and Metro newspapers, and also on the football fan-blog Follow Follow.
Now, for the upcoming tournament in Russia 2018, World Cup Dinners is back!
For my second round of World Cup dinners I will be doing things slightly differently with a mixture of new meals for the 10 news teams who didn’t make it last time round, some throwbacks to previous dinners, and also a few special entries for teams from countries with some of my favourite cuisines.
I first thought of the project in the summer of 2006, giddy at the prospect of the impending World Cup finals in Germany, I hatched a plan……for each match day I would eat the cuisine of one of the countries playing a match that day. My attempts that year faltered somewhat, after fajitas, pizza, and burgers, I ran out of steam…. but the potential was there…..
Every four years since then I have attempted to eat World Cup Dinners for the duration of the tournament, and this website marks my first attempt to record the process.
Join me here from 14th June 2018 as I kick off this project to go around the world in 32 meals…….