Average adult enjoys eight meals per week from international cuisines, survey claims

Chinese, Indian and Italian are most popular with Britons

Grant Bailey
Tuesday 25 June 2019 17:23
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Sunday dinners, shepherd’s pie and beans on toast – we haven’t got tired of the British classics just yet.

But a survey has now found that we enjoy eight meals a week from international cuisines, proving we’re not stuck in our ways.

A study of 2,000 adults found Britons will eat dishes from three different countries over the course of a week, with Chinese, Italian and Indian food the most popular.

American, Mexican and Thai food were also among the most common cuisines to be found on our dinner tables.

Three in five diners consider themselves to have an adventurous taste in food, while four in five say they shun “faux food” in favour of authentic ingredients and recipes.

The study also found that a fifth of the average shopper’s basket is made up of authentic international ingredients such as Indian spices, Italian olive oil and Chinese soy sauce.

One in five said they kept their fridge stocked with French cheese while one in seven said they believe the best chilli sauce comes from Thailand.

Participants said they discovered their favourite global dishes through family and friends, restaurants, and trying local cuisines while on holiday.

Fifty-two per cent of those polled, via OnePoll, even said they would choose where they wanted to go on holiday based on cuisine.

Christina Honigfort, of New York Bakery Co, which commissioned the study, said: “Authenticity is at the heart of creating dishes that taste as good at home as they do in the country the recipes and cooking or baking methods originated in.

“The research shows that Britons are passionate about this authenticity.”


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