London, Mar 8 : With large number of Britons increasingly turning to foreign cuisine, the UK's traditional dishes such as toad in the hole and spotted dick can disappear from dining tables by 2021, claims a new research.
According to the new study, Britons rarely make dishes such as steak and kidney pie or jam roly-poly from scratch any more, and are far more likely to cook curries and pasta meals from recipes.
The survey, conducted by Tesco, found that only five per cent of 18-40-year-olds had cooked a spotted dick, compared to 14 per cent of 41-55-year-olds.
Similarly, six per cent of the younger group had made a Beef Wellington compared to 15 per cent of the over-40s.
Tesco claims that the five above dishes - as well as coronation chicken, sherry trifle and Lancashire hot pot - are prepared so infrequently that they could disappear completely by 2021.
Foreign dishes, however, are thriving. For instance, 71 per cent and 62 per cent of under-40s had made spaghetti bolognese or curry, respectively.
"It would be a tragedy if these treasures of our culinary heritage are lost forever," the Telegraph quoted Mandy Minichiello, of Tesco.com, as saying.