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Beckham: I love cooking Milan risotto

David could very well be the next big thing in the culonary world: he recently joined a culinary school, learning how to make fresh pasta, ragu, carbonara, fresh tomato sauce and risotto from a scratch.
As a professional sportsman and dad-of-3, how important do you think it is that we ensure our kids eat healthily?
Getting kids to eat the right things and be fit and active is important to me – both as a parent and an athlete. It’s important that children have a varied and balanced diet to ensure they grow up strong and healthy. Learning the habits of healthy eating when they’re young will set them up for life.
As a parent, I know just how difficult and time-consuming preparing family meals can be.

Do you try and limit the amount of junk food your kids eat?
Of course, although I’d never say they couldn’t have the occasional burger. But it's important to keep treats as part of a healthy balanced diet. My boys eat fruit and vegetables on a daily basis and they’re so active, that they soon burn off any excess calories with exercise.

Did you like fish as a boy?
Growing up I used to eat fish fingers and ate fish twice a week. These days I still love fish and we eat it regularly as a family. I’m a big sushi fan.

With your busy schedule, how often do you and Victoria you get chance to sit down with the boys and eat together as a family?
We try and eat together as often as we can. Our household is pretty hectic, but we all try to sit down as a family and eat a few times a week at least. I think it’s really important to spend time together.

Do you ever cook for the family?
During the football season I’ve finished training by mid-afternoon some days, so before picking up the kids from school, I will sometimes prepare meals for them.
I really enjoy cooking and during my second loan spell in Milan I did a few courses to hone my skills. I learnt how to make quite a few different types of fresh pasta and risotto!


When you’re playing in Milan, what local dishes are you most likely to tuck into?
I’ve always loved Italian food, but since playing for Milan and completing my cookery courses, I appreciate it even more. Fresh pasta and pizza are two of my favourites.

Now that you spend so much time abroad, do you have a favourite food that always reminds you of home?
Growing up in the East End, I would have to say it’s pie and mash. I wouldn’t eat it that often, more as a treat, but it certainly reminds me of home and of growing up.

How much has your diet changed during the course of your career?
I’ve always tried to eat healthily and I realised from an early age it was important to look after myself. It’s such a big part of being a footballer. And as I’ve grown older and lived in different countries, I would say my appreciation of food has grown and I now eat a much greater variety of food than I used to.

As well as eating healthily, do you think it’s vital to get kids enjoying exercise from a young age?
Definitely. Right from the word go it’s important that exercise is seen as fun. It’s also important not to push kids in a sport they don’t enjoy. And aside from all the health benefits, by participating in sports, kids learn all about teamwork and working together.

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8
 

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