The UK’s Cooking Skills

Revealed

Brits are ‘stuck in a rut’ because they lack cooking skills rather than an interest in food. A survey of 2,000 adults found that while 73% are confident in chopping an onion, only 50% feel they would be able to cook a steak to perfection.

Brits lack confidence in the kitchen

A quarter of UK residents cooks just three tried and trusted recipes on repeat.

The Good:

Brits feel most confident in the following kitchen skills:

#1

CHOPPING AN ONION

#2

BAKING A POTATO

#3

BOILING AN EGG

The Bad:

Brits are less confident in the following kitchen skills:

BUTTERFLYING A CHICKEN

LEARN HOW

JULIENNE SLICING

LEARN HOW

PEELING GINGER

LEARN HOW

The UK’s Most Popular Dishes

The most popular dish to cook from scratch is sausages and mash. This was closely followed by beans on toast and spaghetti bolognese.

#1

SAUSAGES AND MASH

#2

BEANS ON TOAST

#3

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE 

Only 50% of Brits feel they would be able to cook a steak to perfection.

The fear of getting a recipe wrong

This is a key reason why Brits cook the same meals on repeat.

For easy-to-follow recipes that work every single time, click here.


Get some kitchen confidence

6 recipes is the average Brits can cook from scratch. Start adding to your recipe repertoire now:

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