Thursday, April 03, 2008
Posted by Abby
Each year there are various articles decrying the lack of variety in the British diet. Last year we were told that most Britons have four staple meals – spaghetti bolognaise, sausage and mash, chicken tikka masala and chilli con carne.
This year there are apparently six staple dishes – roast chicken, spaghetti bolognaise, stir fry, sausage and mash, curry and pork chops.
I find this sort of information fascinating! Obviously the first thing I do is think about how often the dishes that are mentioned appear on my table. Spaghetti bolognaise and roast chicken feature most often. Sausages appear regularly but never with mash. The other dishes might make an occasional appearance, apart from the pork chops that is – a more tasteless cut of meat I’ve yet to find (although glenna's recipe is tempting me...)!
I then start to think about what my personal “top 5” would be and how I can find out what other people eat – partly out of nosiness and partly out of a desire to find new favourites.
Given Daily Tiffin readers come from around the globe I thought it’d be fascinating to see how similar, or different, we are with what our staple meals are. And don’t be shy, whether it’s homemade, out of a packet or a takeaway, we want to know about it!
I’ll get the ball rolling – most months we will eat:
* Homemade pizza
* Sausage, cherry tomato and fennel bake (this is a new obsession)
* Risotto – this is usually vegetarian and changes according to the season, at the moment I’m thinking about green vegetables with lemon, mint and basil flavourings
* Smoked mackerel and spinach pilaf (this is a favourite for packed lunches)
* Crab linguine with salad
What are your top five?
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