6 out of 10 of British meals have foreign origin

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London, May 19 (ANI): Six out of 10 meals prepared in British homes are inspired by some foreign cuisine, suggests a new research.

According to the study for Cauldron Foods, the vegetarian food producer, British cuisine reflects a growing taste for French and Italian dishes, which accounted for 24 per cent of the estimated 13 billion evening meals prepared in the country last year.

However, American food did not turn out to be too popular among UK citizens, with only one in ten British main meals inspired by the famously "supersized" US diet.

The British staples of bangers and mash, shepherd's pie and casserole still feature regularly on kitchen tables across the country, accounting for four in every ten meals dished up.

"While some people may bemoan the lack of a strong national culinary heritage in Britain, it's clear that we Brits are actually some of the most adventurous and cosmopolitan foodies in the world," the Telegraph quoted Sarah Riddolls of Cauldron Foods as saying.

Kantar, the market research firm, surveyed a sample of 11,000 people for the study carried out to mark National Vegetarian Week, which begins next Monday.

Britain's favourite foreign foods:

1. Italian

2. French

3. Indian

4. American

5. Chinese

6. Other

7. Mexican

8. Greek (ANI)

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