2012 London Olympics Touts Local Favorites in Sample Menu

July 27, 2012 5:10 PM EDT | By Anthony Smith
The Summer 2012 London Olympics menu. (Photo: Creative Commons)

The London 2012 Olympics food menu has been up on their website since it launched, offering revelers and patrons a chance to partake of a cross-section of the most iconic, if not the best, of London's incorrectly maligned cuisines. We're going to be offering a quick breakdown of our favorite items on the menu, and we'll give you some broad-stroke advice on how to make it in your home.

Porridge and Maple Syrup

Use one part oats to two parts liquid. Of that two parts liquid, mix one part unsweetened coconut milk with one part heavy cream. Heat over medium-high heat until thick, adding a swirl of maple syrup at the end.

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This is a standard, and it's killer. It's the perfect way to start your day any time of year, and my favorite way to get my metabolism going before a workout.

Carrot and Cucumber Sticks with Red Pesto Hummus

In a food processor, combine garbanzo beans, roasted red bell peppers, tomatoes, basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic, tahini, red chili powder, cumin, salt, lemon juice, lime juice, cilantro, and just a splash of water until smooth. Chill, then serve with slices of cucumber and carrot.

Maybe the healthiest mid-day snack you can make yourself. It's tough not to feel like an olympic athlete when you're snacking on carrot and cucumber sticks.

Pole and line caught tuna and sweet potato British salad

We love the idea of a tuna advertised that it's caught with a fishing pole. We hope that we're not being fooled. We think that this will make for a seriously intriguing combination of flavors.

Combine cooked, cubed sweet potatoes, a chopped sweet onion, a chopped red pepper, 4 thinly sliced scallions, mayonnaise, orange juice, smoked paprika, cumin, and black pepper. Add salt to taste.

In a ziploc bag, seal cubed sushi grade tuna with lime juice for an hour. Take it out, drain, and toss with the sweet potato salad.

Enjoy bringing the London Olympics to wherever you are!

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