The 2023 Six Nations Championship got off to a thrilling start at the weekend, with Scotland delivering a stunning performance to defeat England in the Calcutta Cup match at Twickenham, while Ireland dominated Wales in Cardiff on the opening day. Italy’s bravery and determination almost saw them clinch a famous Six Nations win against reigning champions France, but just missed out by a narrow margin.

Now, as the tournament continues, it’s time to ponder a different kind of competition – one based on the quality of food and drink from each country. Which team would come out on top if the championship was determined by the culinary delights from each nation? You decide.

Starting with Ireland, famous for its hearty and comforting dishes like Irish Stew, Colcannon, and of course, a classic Irish pint of Guinness. Then, there’s Scotland, with its rich and flavourful cuisine, including Haggis, Cullen Skink, and a dram of Whisky. Wales, known for its love of lamb, has a range of delicious dishes such as Welsh Rarebit, Cawl, and Bara Brith. England, with its classic roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, has a plethora of comforting dishes such as Toad in the Hole, Fish and Chips, and a proper cup of tea or a pint of real ale. Finally, Italy with its pizzas and pasta dishes, has a range of delectable treats such as Osso Buco, Tiramisu, and a glass of Chianti.

With the Six Nations Championship heating up, why not add a little excitement to your match day viewing by trying out some of the national dishes from each country? It’s the perfect way to test your culinary skills and immerse yourself in the culture and flavour of each nation.

Round 2 of the Six Nations Championship is this weekend, with Ireland facing France at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday at 2.15pm. The action continues with Scotland vs Wales at Murrayfield Stadium at 4.45pm. And, on Sunday, England takes on Italy at Twickenham at 3pm.
The tournament will continue to unfold over the next few weeks, with the final day of competition on Saturday 18th March.

So, gather your family and friends, grab some food, and get ready for an exciting ride as the 2023 Six Nations Championship continues!