# Saturday, March 27, 2010

According to this article British people cook at home more often than the French. In fact a survey of 2,000 French people and 1,350 Britons found that 72% of the British cook at home every day compared with just 59% of French people. The poll was carried out by the BBC food magazine Olive and the French magazine Madame Le Figaro and has surprised the French who traditionally feel they are culinary masters. The poll also found that British cooks spend more than 30 minutes preparing a meal whilst the French only spend half that amount of time. In addition 4% of the French polled said they never cook more than four times as many as the British questioned. The results have upset the French, with television station TF1 saying: "They trounced us at Trafalgar. They whipped us at Waterloo. Now the English have scored their ultimate victory: they are better at cooking than us we, the self-proclaimed kings of nosh."