Mum's the word for home cooking
Published 31/08/2010 | 00:23
Mother knows best - at least when it comes to the kitchen, according to a survey.
Given the choice, 40% of Britons would choose their mother's home cooking over their partner's or even a meal cooked by a top chef in a five-star restaurant, a poll found.
Men, in particular, appreciate their home comforts, with 29% preferring their mother's home cooking to their mates and even their football team.
And 31% wished their partners cooked more like their mothers, although only 24% would let on.
Top meals were roast dinner, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash, sausage, chips and beans and a fry up.
The poll of 1,178 British adults was commissioned by Richmond Sausages, which is searching for the nation's favourite sausage-based recipe by launching an online "the taste that brings them home" competition.
Richmond Sausages is part of Kerry Foods Group, and Derek Williamson, marketing director of Kerry Foods, said: "An overwhelming 40% of the population prefer their mum's home cooking to anyone else's, so we want to find and celebrate the nation's ultimate taste that brings them home recipe."