Food For Thought: Jonathan Wilkes
Actor and musician
My eating routine when I’m working is shocking. When I’m on tour, I grab what I can when I can. For breakfast I’ll have a bacon sandwich, followed by a club sandwich for lunch, so it’s bread after bread after bread. As much as I love my bread there’s nothing worse for making you feel stodgy.
We have a thing where I’m from in Stoke-on-Trent called ‘lobby’, more commonly known as stew. My mum did great lobbies for dinner; it’s one of those dishes where you can throw in whatever you like. I’m not a fussy eater. I’m one of those people that likes every kind of food bar anchovies and capers – they should be banned. When I’m at home, I’m a real fan of cooking. I love using the wok: I’m into anything stir-fry, curry or mixed vegetables.
I like a drink but I don’t go out and get ratted every night. When we’re on tour, after the show, we always go out to the local pub and have a few pints just to cool my larynx down, as I say. A nice pint of Foster’s does me nicely. (interview by Allan Radcliffe)
Jonathan Wilkes stars in The Wedding Singer, Playhouse, Edinburgh, Mon 19–Sat 24 May; King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 9–Sat 14 Jun.