Fish and chips await you at Olympic food village

Get ready for a gastronomic extravaganza at the London Olympics this summer. From salads and seafood to classic favourites like fish and chips and pie and mash – over a hundred tasty dishes are set to bowl you over.

Over 14 million meals will be served during the Olympics July 27 to Aug 12 in the world’s largest peace-time catering operation, the organisers said.

The London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee (LOCOG) has revealed details of food and drinks that will be served to millions of spectators and thousands of athletes across 40 locations, Xinhua reported Thursday.

Over 800 spectator concessions featuring more than 150 different types of dishes will showcase the great diversity and quality of British food, with a focus on affordability.

The food will fit into two main themes: British food and international food.

The first theme will celebrate the heritage and diversity of British products and recipes, while the international food will see recipes from every continent at the Games, from authentic Asian dishes and Caribbean flavours to tasty Mediterranean dishes.

The LOCOG is also responsible for feeding more than 15,000 athletes across the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, with a total of 1.2 million meals set to be served, including 1,300 different types of dishes.

A variety of guidelines ensuring that food is sustainably and ethically sourced will help the Games leave a strong food legacy.

The main dining room seats over 5,000 athletes and consists of different zones catering various dishes for British, European, Mediterranean, African and Caribbean visitors.

London 2012 is aiming to become the first ever Zero Waste Games, with an emphasis on improved packaging and recycling as part of its sustainability commitments.

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