The Mediterranean diet chosen by the athlete at the Australian Open and the recipe revealed by chef Andrea Tranchero
The athletic training of the number 3 in the world Roger Federer cannot disregard proper and balanced nutrition. It is now that the tennis player is busy with the semifinals at the Australian Open, the Italian chef Andrea Tranchero reveals to Daily Mail Australia the secrets of its controlled feeding before the race.
"Roger orders the spaghetti with tomato from the restaurant (the Barilla Masters of Pasta pop-up set up in Melbourne for the tournament). We deliver a portion to Roger and his team three hours before the game, "said Tranchero, executive chef of Barilla Australia.
“There are no unusual requests [da Roger], the order is always for the same dish, simple and classic. […] Carbohydrates are part of a healthy and balanced diet. Many elite athletes choose to eat pasta before their games or competitions in preparation for the physical needs of their sport, "he said.
Here she is tomato spaghetti recipe that Roger Federer eats before the matches:
Spaghetti with tomato by Andrea Tranchero
Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it (7 grams per liter), dip the spaghetti and mix. In a large pan, heat half the oil over low heat and brown the chopped onion and garlic clove. Add the basil sauce and season with salt and pepper. Cook the sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes and remove the garlic.
Cook the pasta one minute less than indicated on the package, drain it and mix it with the tomato sauce. Add the cherry tomatoes and finish cooking the pasta in the sauce.
Remove from the heat, add the fresh basil and serve with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.