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More time at home and more time in the kitchen…if there’s anything positive to come out of the coronavirus pandemic it’s a passion for food that Brits don’t often show! Restaurants may be slowly opening again but that’s not dampening our appetite for comfort food and international dishes that we can rustle up ourselves, according to research published today.
The study, commissioned by digital magazine subscription service Readly, (pron. Reed-lee) says 4 out of 10 people claim to be cooking MORE every day, as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. We’re prioritising taste – that’s the most important aspect of cooking for nearly 80-percent of those questioned, closely followed by being healthy. Using local produce is important for over 40-percent of cooks and foods that are low in calories tick the box for one in five people surveyed.
We might not be able to travel, but we’re scooting around the world in culinary terms…Italy comes top for over half of people (56%), arguably because a Med diet is comforting as well as healthy. But when it comes to a tasty treat the most searched for a recipe on Readly (pron. Reed-lee)…is lemon drizzle cake. It seems we’re going for our old favourites but with an adventurous twist…with sausage and fennel one-pan pasta coming in at number two. And cheesy mustard toad in the hole with broccoli, number three.
Aston spoke to Kimberly Wyatt, Pussycat Dolls singer, former judge on Got To Dance and 2015 Celebrity Masterchef winner to discuss as to why Brits are becoming a nation to cook espeically after lockdown.
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