Cooking with Colin Jackson

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The former British Olympian cooked vegetable pasta and spicy meaty gnocchi on YouTube as part of Airbnb’s Olympian & Paralympian Online Experiences.

Colin Jackson is one of the greatest male hurdlers of all time but did you know he was a good cook?

The world record holder hosted an afternoon of cooking with a Q&A in between and his selection of dishes were simple but tasty:

  • Vegetable pasta
  • Meaty spicy gnocchi

I will be making both of these before the end of the year so thanks to Colin for inspiring me even more (I’ve written about how much I love Colin Jackson before).

About Airbnb’s Olympian and Paralympian Online Experiences

Between 24th-29th, champion athletes have been sharing their top workouts, tips on staying motivated, and personal career journeys. The likes of Allyson Felix, Naomi Osaka, Tony Hawk, and, today, Colin Jackson, have taken part, hosted by Airbnb in partnership with the Olympics and Paralympics.

Stream the dinner party below and follow the recipes under the video.

Ingredients for vegetable pasta

  • 250g mixed fresh or frozen veg
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 150g rigatoni pasta
  • 50g cream cheese (but Colin likes to use about 100g of Philadelphia!)
  • A dash of salt and pepper

Ingredients for meaty spicy gnocchi

  • 150g sausage meat/vegan substitute or 4 sausages of your choice
  • 1 pork stock cube (or a vegan alternative)
  • 150g gnocchi
  • 2g/a tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • A dash of salt and pepper
  • 20g tomato purée
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