Foodie Friday – (Not so) Guilty Pleasures

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.

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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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