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How to Create the Ultimate FIFA World Cup Themed Menu

The FIFA World Cup 2022 is drawing ever closer. Can Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane go one further than the recent European Championships? And how will Robert Page’s Wales fare in Qatar? 

If you’re planning on throwing a watch party for any of the matches, why not go all out and create a FIFA World Cup-themed menu? We’ve got some great ideas to help get you started.

While you may be supporting multiple nations, for this article, we’ll be focusing on the three England and Wales games (that we know so far!), offering recipe ideas for dishes from the opposing nation:

  • England V Iran on the 21st November
  • Wales V USA on the 21st November
  • England V USA on the 25th November
  • Wales V Iran on the 25th November
  • England V Wales on 29th November 

Menus don’t have to be over-complicated, and we’d recommend choosing dishes that are easier to make in high quantities – unless you want to go the extra mile and create a more sophisticated occasion with a sit-down meal…

England/Wales V Iran 

Iranian food packs in a lot of flavour with spices, fresh herbs, and the sweet pop of pomegranate. Most dishes are served with rice, whether it’s a bowl of simple saffron rice or a Tahdig; rice is cooked in the pan until it gets a crispy golden layer at the bottom. 

England/Wales V USA

It’s hard not to be cliche when putting together an American menu but then again, it’s popular for a reason, and when you’re watching football, it is probably one of the best accompaniments. Think hot dogs, chicken wings, cheese burgers, BBQ ribs, chicken & waffles, Philly Cheesesteak, and apple pie if you want something sweet.

England V Wales 

Wales again lends itself to hearty, warming stews that are easy to make in big batches. Think leek and potato soup, Welsh rarebit, and Scouse stew or go for something a little different and serve welsh pancakes with a variety of sweet and savoury toppings. 

Check out some inspirational ideas below with complete ingredients and methods!


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