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Almost a quarter of our kitchen cupboards are out of date

The average kitchen cupboard is stocked up with 57 items, 13 of which are suspected of being out of date, a study has revealed. Researchers have found that items such as condiments, tinned food, dressings and dips are most likely to be out of date. While herbs and spices, vegetables and stock cubes were also [...]


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Once ‘exotic’ foods now family staples – because of mum

Modern mums are more adventurous with their family meals than their mothers ever were, new research has shown. The study of 2,000 mums found eight in ten were raised on a staple of British classics such as Shepherd’s Pie, Roast Lamb and Toad in the Hole with food from overseas a rarity. Nearly half of [...]


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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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Modern mums more adventurous (and exotic) in the kitchen

Modern mums are far more adventurous in the kitchen than their own mothers ever were, new research has revealed. A study found today’s mums lived on a staple diet of British classics like shepherd’s pie, roast lamb and toad in the hole when they themselves were young. But now they are parents they think nothing [...]


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On the floor, in the sink, or on a pet – weirdest places our pancakes have landed

One in four Brits officially can’t toss a pancake, a study has revealed. Researchers found millions of adults struggle to flip their pancake each year, with many claiming their attempts often get stuck to the ceiling, land on the floor or even on a nearby pet. A third even do all they can to avoid [...]


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Lumpy gravy tops the list of common Christmas Dinners mishaps

Six million Brits will sit down to a ruined dinner this Christmas Day, a study has revealed. Getting the timings wrong, undercooking the turkey and soggy vegetables mean more than one in ten adults face an unappetizing festive meal this year. Lumpy gravy, burnt or overcooked turkey, forgetting to put something into the oven and [...]


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One in six have NEVER cooked a meal from scratch

One in six British adults have NEVER cooked a meal from scratch, according to a study. Researchers found the average family resorts to using packet-based or jarred ingredients to make evening meals at least four times a week. Instead of using fresh ingredients such as spices, seasoning and home-made sauces, two thirds of people admit they [...]


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‘Kitchen Klutz’ – basic dishes escape the average cooks’ repertoire

The average adult is a ‘kitchen klutz’, struggling to cook a string of simple dishes such as cheese on toast, jacket potatoes and spaghetti bolognese, according to a new report. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study into the culinary skills of 2,000 adults aged 18 to 65, found a large percentage lack basic knowledge. [...]


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The Kitch-him- a third of women think their man is the better cook

Three out of ten women believe their man is a better cook than they are, it has been revealed. Researchers found the idea of the kitchen being the female domain is becoming a thing of the past, as men are growing more confident in the kitchen and being inspired by celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver [...]


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Quick-fix cooks- young professionals live on mock-meals (and even cereal)

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Millions of busy young professionals cook just once a week and survive the rest of the time on quick-fix meals such as beans on toast, scrambled eggs and instant noodles, research has shown. A study of employees aged 18 to 30 shows many are too busy to produce daily culinary delights, so instead whip up [...]


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