At Home With Lorraine Kelly 2017 - 181
FOOD & NUTRITION ▲
WIMBLEDON IS SYNONYMOUS WITH
STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM, BUT
WHAT DO THE TENNIS SUPERSTARS
THEMSELVES EAT? SUZANNE BAUM CHATS
TO FORMER CHAMPION ANDRE AGASSI
ltimate hero of mine he
may be, but fortunately
Andre Agassi, 47, is also
the perfect date, making
me feel instantly at ease
as he en uires what ty e o coffee
enjoy drinking. As we sit and chat
about his relationship with food in
a lunch hosted by Lavazza - the
brand he is both the face and global
a bassador o
oint to y cu o
iced ca uccino. n act a a ready
on my second - which Andre reassures
me is nothing to be concerned about.
offee is such an i ortant art
o y i e and be ieve it is extre e y
good or you he te s e. even
have a section in my autobiography
Open (£9.99, HarperCollins) where
re er to y ove o caffeine and
in articu ar coffee.
'My wife (fellow former tennis star
ra and share the sho ing.
We also share the cooking depending
on what reci es we are aking.
usually in charge of marinating and
gri ing the eat or sh and te
make salads and vegetables. Our two
kids, 15-year-old Jaden and Jaz, 13,
FOOD IS ONE OF THE
GREATEST PARTS OF
MY LIFE. GOOD FOOD
AND GOOD COMPANY
side ro coffee ndre ex ains
he is hugely passionate about cooking,
something he loves to do when he
needs to re ax.
'Eating in and out, socialising
around food is one of the greatest
arts o y i e he says. en oy
food so much; as well as the taste
of it, certain delicacies remind me of
good times, happy memories and the
eo e ve dined with. ood ood and
good company go together.'
As well as providing him with
an essential source of energy during
his tennis career, Andre says food and
eating was also a means to an end
during his athletic days but now he
has a ar ore re axed attitude to it.
also both pitch in and
enjoy being part of the
says he doesn't have
much of a sweet tooth
and has always
children to eat
healthily and learn
good eating habits
from an early age.
When time allows,
eating together as
a family is one of his
avourite ti es.
absolutely love fresh
sh and a a big an o sushi he
says. Don't you ever crave a fat
juicy burger and a portion of
greasy chi s ask
e s i es
and shakes his head, but the good
news is Jaden and Jaz like ice
cream, so maybe he does, too.
aving trave ed extensive y a
over the world, Las Vegas-born
Andre has tasted every type of
international food and recalls good
memories of enjoying some of his
avourite s icy ndian ood.
hi e heard ust a itt e about his
re erred cuisine and hea thy diet
extre e y re ieved didn t offer hi a
biscuit to di into his coffee.
Ever the pro, he may not have a
thirst for unhealthy snacks but he is
most certainly a recipe for success in
every way possible.
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