Thursday, July 21, 2011

Football legend, underwear model, doting father and now culinary god: Is David Beckham the perfect male?

By J J Anisiobi

Most men would find it hard to look after three young boys and a newborn girl whilst holding down their day job - but superdad David Beckham is no ordinary man.

Despite all of his parental commitments - and not to mention the commercial ones - the L.A. Galaxy football player still found time to cook a delicious-looking risotto whilst his wife Victoria took a break after recently giving birth to daughter Harper Seven - and then posted up a picture of the feast on Facebook.

Domestic dad David, 36, first started taking an interest in becoming a culinary king while playing for Real Madrid between 2003 and 2007.

And for my next trick... a picture David Beckham posted on his Facebook page today and he wrote 'A little something I made earlier.....a home-made Risotto for the family. Don't forget to check out my new Fan Zone on the left-hand menu'

It isn't surprising that David took an interest in cooking after Victoria once admitted she was no domestic goddess and made David nothing but mince for four years because it was the only dish she cooked well.

Posh explained to Manchester radio station Key 103 in 2008: 'The only thing I can cook really is mincemeat, which is ironic because I'm a vegetarian.

'But I like calzone and lasagne. I cooked every day in Spain so David and the boys lived off minced meat for four years'.

However, it wasn't until David moved to Milan at the start of last year on loan from Galaxy that he decided to enrol on a cookery course.

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He said at the time to the Daily Mail: 'It's something I've always wanted to do.

I've always loved cooking. Now I'm in Italy, I want to learn how to make amazing pasta.

'It's gone from a small ambition of wanting to learn how to make pasta to the extreme of doing this course professional chefs do. It's something I'm passionate about.'

David, who is best friends with world famous chef Gordon Ramsay, could ask the fiery tempered Scot for advice if he ever needed to, but added: 'I'd love to cook for Gordon and I definitely will one day.'

David took in total 120 hours worth of cooking lessons when living Italy and it seems it was time well spent as he could put his new skills to use when he and Ramsay open their pie and mash shop together.

Best friends: Gordon Ramsay and David Beckham attend an LA Lakers game in California earlier this year where the pair intend to open a restaurant together

Becks and Ramsay, 44, registered the name PM (Pie and Mash) Restaurant in their joint initials DBGR in October last year and have applied for exclusive usage of the name for cafe, restaurant and bar services.

It is understood that they will open outlets specialising in English food shops in both London and Los Angeles.


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