Olympic recipes: archers lasagne
Look out for Team GB's Larry Godfrey in the Olympic archery, starting on 27th July. Discover his signature lasagne here, and more of his Olympian foodie preferences...
Q What will you have for breakfast on the morning of your first event?
Larry says: Probably cereal cornflakes with milk and a chopped banana. No caffeine allowed as it mucks around with the bodys hydration levels and it makes me go to the loo a lot! I dont do caffeine anyway everythings decaf for me. When Im training I tend to eat little and often, rather than tucking into a big meal. Ill have Natures Valley bars every hour after that and a glass of squash.
Q Share your signature dish with us
Larry says: Well, I dont have much time to cook, but if I have to rustle something up its a classic lasagne. But I do a different topping. After sprinkling the grated cheese on top, I bash up a couple of bags of cheese and onion crisps and scatter them over. It gives the top a good crust and makes it really crunchy.
Q Who's your favourite celebrity chef?
Larry says: Gordon Ramsay because hes so funny. I laugh every second Im watching him. I think hes a cool bloke. He looks real and he doesnt take any nonsense. He strives for perfection and doing a job well, which I admire, then pulls up other chefs if theyre not doing it right. I like that.
Q: What's your favourite restaurant?
Larry says: The Cowshed in Bristol. They do the best cuts of meat Ive ever tasted and Ive been to quite a few restaurants around the world. They take great care in sourcing the best local ingredients. I always order a fillet steak with chips on the side. I love the way they cook it, done very simply, just as it should be.
Q: Tell us your guilty foodie secret..
Larry says: Its got to be Haribos, those fruit-flavoured chewy sweets. I shouldnt be eating them but I do. I snack on those after taking part in a competition. When its over I treat myself to a couple to celebrate.