Celebrity Spotlight - George Bovell III

on Tuesday, 04 December 2012. Posted in Celebrity Spotlight

George Bovell III, Trinidad and Tobago's celebrated Olympic swimmer generously gave of his time and shared a most interesting and informative perspective with Trinicooks.com, on his love of cooking, his eating regime and that passion of being connected to the food he eats.

We learnt that George loves free-diving and spear-fishing, and shares a unique love and passion for food.

He amazed us, with his knowledge about the science of food and how it impacts what he eats.

You would think because he is a professional athlete that he watches what he eats, but surprisingly he is a naturally healthy eater.

He tends to eat only healthy fats and uses mainly coconut oil and avocado oil for cooking. He has allergic reactions to beef and shellfish so his proteins of choice are chicken, fish and he loves lamb.

However he is still wary sometimes even when eating certain proteins as there is concern about the levels of hormones used in poultry and methods of farming used for salmon.

He loves his Trinibagonian food, his only pet peeve with local cooking is that he believes that we tend to ‘over-season’ our proteins, so the natural flavors of meat of fish do not come through.

 

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