A survey was published in the UK last week rating the country’s favourite indigenous foods – healthy, nutritious, organic and green didn’t get a look in.
According to 6,367 adults polled by political opinion specialists YouGov – taking a break from the cocaine fuelled Conservative Party leadership race – England’s favourite dish is the savoury batter, Yorkshire Pudding, usually served as part of a traditional Sunday lunch but for many, rated as a full meal. Rounding out the top five – all of which were liked by 80% plus of respondents were:
2) Sunday Roast with all the trimmings,
3) Fish & Chips,
4) Full English Breakfast (fried egg, sausage, bacon, tomato, mushrooms and toast),
5) Bacon Sandwich.
70% of respondents voted for:
6) Bangers (sausages) and Mash,
7) Cottage Pie,
8) Shepherd’s Pie,
9) Cauliflower Cheese,
10) Cornish Pasty
making up the Top Ten.
I was disappointed to see Lancashire Hotpot and Black Pudding scorned – but I must admit the Full English Breakfast on the morning Virgin Rail Service from London to The Lakes is the only edible meal on the train all day.