Saturday 23 September 2017

Brits 'embracing foreign foods'

Spaghetti Bolognese was the most popular foreign dish, followed by American hamburgers, crepes and paella
Spaghetti Bolognese was the most popular foreign dish, followed by American hamburgers, crepes and paella

Foreign food finds more favour with Britons than traditional UK dishes, according to a survey.

Britons generally turn up their noses at such fare as jellied eels, haggis and faggots, the poll by holidaylettings.co.uk found.

Instead they are more likely to go for spaghetti Bolognese, French crepes and Spanish paella.

Based on responses from 3,000 UK adults, the survey showed that only 33% would describe Britain as a foodie destination.

Jellied eels was the traditional dish Britons would least like to try, with 73% saying they did not fancy it.

The next least-desirable British dishes were haggis and faggots.

Spaghetti Bolognese was the most popular foreign dish, followed by American hamburgers, crepes and paella.

"There's been something of a foodie revolution in the UK over the past 10 years with palates becoming more sophisticated, so it's a shame we've not become better at embracing some of our traditional regional dishes," said Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies from holidaylettings.co.uk.

She went on: "If we're open to trying new foods and tastes when we go abroad we really should be doing the same when we holiday in the UK."

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