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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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40% of children have unhealthy diets – but parents are powerless to stop them

Four in ten parents admit their children have an unhealthy diet, but they have given up trying to improve it, a study has found. Researchers found a large number of mums and dads believe their offspring could do with eating more fruit, drinking more water or ditching fatty treats, but most are at a complete [...]


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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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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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23 minutes – time it now takes to chomp through three meals a day

We now blitz through our three meals a day – in just 23 minutes, research has found. A study, which profiled the eating habits of busy Brits, found that breakfast disappears in six minutes, lunch in eight, and dinner in just nine, with one in five never sitting down at the table to eat their [...]


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Fast Food – over half now ‘wolf down’ food because we’re too busy to eat

One in two Brits don’t chew their food properly – because they are in too much of a rush, it has been revealed. Researchers found 51% of us ‘wolf down’ food in a matter of minutes so we can ‘get on with other things’ such as meetings, commuting or looking after children. The study also [...]


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Millions eat identical lunches each day – and 50% of all mid-day meals are ‘boring’

Millions of workers have EXACTLY the same thing for lunch every day, research has revealed. The study into the eating habits of the country’s workers found one in eight tucks into an identical meal every lunch time, without fail. In fact, 70% of these unadventurous lunch eaters have been eating the same thing for as [...]


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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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TV dinners- 60% of meals now eaten in front of the television

Six out of ten meals consumed in homes are eaten in front of the television, it has been revealed. Research has shown millions of families have all but abandoned the dining table, and now retire to the sofa to enjoy their meal. It also emerged more than one third of us regularly eat meals in [...]


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