Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

No baked beans until my 40s - White

Marco Pierre White claims he never tried the dietary staple of baked beans until he was in his late 40s.

Culinary guru Marco Pierre White claims he never tried the dietary staple of baked beans until he was in his late 40s.

The Michelin-starred chef, who has launched a series of restaurants as well as starring in ITV's Hell's Kitchen series, said he missed out on the foodstuff until only the past few years.

The 52-year-old made his confession to David Walliams as they filmed an online trail while judging a nationwide hunt for a new flavour of Walkers Crisps.

Discussing various taste combinations, White revealed : "I was in my late 40s when I had my first baked beans in life."

Walliams asks him: "Why, what were you doing up to that point?", but his response has been edited out of the footage.

In the past White has told how tinned food was considered a "middle class luxury" in his household when he was growing up.

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