David Beckham gets hot in the kitchen

July 21, 2011 at 2:42 PM ET

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Is it the heat wave or is that just a collective hot flash from ladies who’ve seen this photo of David Beckham whipping up risotto? The soccer star and dad-of-three posted the image on Facebook of himself cooking a feast for his family.

Becks told the Daily Mail that he got interested in cooking while playing for Real Madrid between 2003 and 2007. After moving to Milan last year, he took 120 hours of cooking classes and voila! That’s all it took for a “culinary king” (to quote the Daily Mail) to be born. He’s currently planning to open an English restaurant call PM (short for pie and mash) with chef Gordon Ramsay in London and Los Angeles.

While you may not have Becks, you can have his risotto, as he shares the ingredients on his Facebook page. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get specific about the measurements, so let the kitchen experimentation begin!

  • Risotto rice
  • Saffron (sachet)
  • Fresh saffron beef stock
  • Shallots
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • White wine

Becks isn’t the only man heating up the kitchen. Check out our gallery of everyday guy gourmands showing off their skills.