Food For Thought

Mr Scruff

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Food For Thought

DJ, producer, cartoonist & tea drinker

I am on tour at the moment, and with all the travelling and late nights, we have to look after ourselves. There are eight of us on the bus, and after several years, we have fine tuned the rider so that it is a good balance of healthy food that you actually want to eat. On a typical touring day, we stumble into the dressing room for breakfast at about noon, and I have muesli, a cup of tea and some fruit juice. Being a tea addict, I have three or four cups throughout the day while loading in, setting up and soundchecking. I have roughly 50 per cent English breakfast tea, and the rest are herbals such as chilli and mint or yerba mate. Mid-afternoon, I will have a salad, maybe vine leaves, houmous, couscous and occasionally a veggie pie, if they are from a good local bakery.

Around 7pm we will go for dinner. We vary the type of restaurant each night, though it is mostly Italian (fish, then tiramisu), Japanese (sushi and ramen) or Thai (seafood red curry). I always go for an espresso after the meal, to set me up for a late night. During the gig I have a couple of herbal teas and a couple of bottles of ale. We get to bed at about 4.30am, then do it all again the next day!

Mr Scruff’s new album Ninja Tuna is out now on Ninja Tune Records, you can also buy his own brand teas at www.makeusabrew.com

Mr Scruff

Eclectic Ninja Tune mixologist whose set could include jazz, soul, funk, disco, house or hip hop. But usually all of these things and more besides.

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