Food For Thought
- Claire Sawers
- 8 May 2008
Contortionist and escapologist
Because of my job, I need to keep fit and flexible. If I ate too many crisps, I wouldn’t fit into my straitjacket anymore. Breakfast is Weetabix Minis and a cup of green tea. I never eat fruit; I’m allergic to bananas, melons and strawberries. If I eat them my mouth gets all itchy and I get a bad throat, so I snack on yoghurts, or maybe a bar of Kinder Bueno chocolate.
Lunch is something healthy like Japanese noodles and beansprouts and if I’m feeling naughty, some Irn Bru afterwards. I absolutely love the stuff and have eight big plastic bottles in my garage in Newcastle right now. When I come to Scotland, I’m going to treat myself to a glass bottle.
I often eat out for dinner. The best baked potato shop in the world is in Edinburgh on Cockburn Street; they serve the biggest jacket potatoes around, and I love plain cheese on top. I don’t drink before a show as I’d feel all bloated and not in the mood for jumping around. But I’ll have a few pints and maybe some Jack Daniels on the rocks afterwards.