Brits ‘prefer European dishes’

July 2, 2008, 2:01 pm

Most people in Britain prefer to cook European fare rather than traditional British dishes, a new poll has revealed.

According to Mediterranean-style cheese maker Apetina, Italian cooking is favoured by 61 per cent of Brits, while 21 per cent would like to master the skills of French chefs, the Daily Express reports.

In comparison, only five per cent of Britons said they would like to know how to cook traditionally British grub such as spotted dick.

Furthermore, the television inspires a quarter of Brits to get into the kitchen whereas most people on the continent are influenced by their parent’s culinary activities.

TV chef Antony Worrall Thompson told the newspaper: “Other countries are slightly snobby and they donÂ’t want to believe we can cook. ItÂ’s a bias that will take a long time to shift.”

The Telegraph recently reported that crab is making a comeback as trade body Seafish revealed a considerable rise in sales of the food.

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