Spaghetti bolognese is the UK's favourite foreign dish © dbgg1979
The typical British household consumes food from six different cuisines during the course of an average week, with the traditional Sunday roast often the last British dish standing, according to research published today.
A poll of 2,000 consumers, commissioned by spicy food company Santa Maria, found that six out of ten adults prefer ethnic cuisine to meals that are thought of as traditionally British. In addition, two thirds of respondents thought that international cuisine was more flavoursome than British food, with spaghetti bolognese topping the list of global choices.
Mexican, Indian and Chinese cuisines were also represented in the top ten.
The study added that 45% of Brits considered themselves to be “adventurous cooks”, with three quarters of people surveyed claiming that they were more adventurous with their food choices than their parents ever were.
Santa Maria marketing manager Bhavika Thakrar said: “This research tells us that the discovery of new tastes and flavours from around the world is a priority when it comes to Britain’s taste buds.
“Food lovers are relishing the opportunity to take more culinary journeys without leaving the kitchen. As a result we’re seeing foreign tastes and flavours, including Mexican favourites fajitas, tacos and enchiladas, rapidly becoming firm family favourites.
“With 60% of those studied encouraging their households to try as many foods as possible, it’s an exciting time for the nation’s palate. And the adventure is only set to continue as a variety of food fusions, including Tacos al Pastor, wait in the wings ready to shake up the gourmet scene.”
The UK’s favourite international dishes
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