Mr McAllister, you were Born to a British father and a German mother, and grew up in Berlin and Lower Saxony. As an MEP and vice president of the European People's Party (EEP), you are often in Brussels and Strasbourg - which culinary direction do you prefer?
I enjoy the international diversity of Brussels and Strasbourg, which is reflected in the cities' culinary offerings too. I'm a huge fan of international cuisine. Nonetheless, I do have a particular penchant for the hearty fare of my northern German roots, in particular kale with smoked sausage and Hadler wedding soup.
What's served up at home with the family? Are you a keen cook yourself?
Unfortunately, I don't have the time to cook in Brussels and Strasbourg usually. So I freely admit to sometimes resorting to heating up ravioli from a tin. But things are different when I'm home, of course. My wife is an excellent cook, so I'm usually just responsible for more menial tasks.