windypoint (windypoint) wrote in feedthefamily,

BBC story about number of recipes people know.

Britons know 10 recipes by heart

The average Briton can make 10 meals from scratch without having to look at a recipe, a survey suggests.

Spaghetti bolognese is the most popular dish, with 65% of people saying they know the recipe by heart.

Ten most widely known recipes

Spaghetti bolognese (65%)
Roast dinner (54%)
Chilli con carne (42%)
Lasagne (41%)
Cottage or shepherd's pie (38%)
Meat or fish stir fry (38%)
Beef casserole (34%)
Macaroni cheese (32%)
Toad in the hole (30%)
Meat, fish or vegetable curry (26%)

Rest of story at

The only one of those I can't do without a recipe is toad in the hole, because I'm hopeless at remembering batter recipes. I suppose I could do it without a recipe if I used boxed mix. I'm a bit puzzled meatballs or tuna and potato patties didn't make the cut, but then again not every country has the love affair with rissoles that Australia does.
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