Juan Mata: I was told English food was terrible – but I love it (except fish and chips)

Manchester United’s Spanish star feared one thing more than any other when he first came to England – the terrible English food. Everyone had w...

Amir Khan: I have all three courses at the same time

World boxing champion Amir Khan orders his starter, main course and dessert to be served all at once – because he doesn’t like waiting between co...

Ashley Young: Mum sends me jerk chicken food parcels

Manchester United and England winger Ashley Young’s mum sends him boxes of his favourite home-cooked jerk chicken because he just can’t master mak...

Mears: almost dying made me an Olympic champion

Olympic gold medal diver Chris Mears says an injury that almost killed him turned his life around and made him the champion he is. Mears ruptured h...

Jimmy Anderson’s last laugh – sticky toffee pudding

Jimmy Anderson is known for being Mr Grumpy when he plays cricket, but one thing gets him laughing – planning his final meal on Death Row. He tak...

Andy Triggs Hodge: second’s best – I love leftovers

What could be better than a plate of freshly-cooked food? LEFTOVERS, according to Olympic champion Andy Triggs Hodge. “Minces, all sorts of thing...

Chris Mears: my Death Row meal would be a blow-out

Olympic champion diver Chris Mears knows what he would choose as his last meal on Death Row – and it would be epic. “I can’t just say one thi...

Nowell: nothing reminds me of childhood like monkfish curry

The meal that reminds England rugby winger Jack Nowell most of his childhood is monkfish curry. The Exeter Chiefs back was born in Cornwall and his...

Divers in sync over love for spicy food

Olympic gold medallists Jack Laugher and Chris Mears are perfectly in tune on the diving board – AND in the kitchen, where they share a taste for th...

Jimmy Anderson: I ate ‘lucky’ pasta dish for a month

Sportsmen are notoriously superstitious but England’s all-time leading wicket-taker took that to the extreme – by eating the same meal for a month...