Friday, 04 August 2017

The Roast Is Toast: Just One Fifth of Brits Regularly have a Roast Dinner

The Sunday tradition of sitting down to a roast dinner with the family is a thing of the past, a study has now found that just on in five of 2,000 adults polled regularly sit down to the feast of a roast every weekend.More than a fifth simply say they aren't bothered about eating a Sunday roast, while 18 per cent claim that they don't have the time to cook it.More than one in ten think that it's a lot of time and effort for a meal that only takes 10 minutes to eat.

It also emerged that rather than having three seperate meals a day, Brits are favouring brunch and a late lunch on their day of rest.Half of adults will now eat their first meal of the day after 10am on a Sunday, and enjoy the second meal around 3:10pm.There was a study done by the The British Cherries and they found that almost half of Brits think the Sunday dinner is a thing of the past, with 47 per cent saying the meal just isn't important to them.

It is younger generations who are more likely to ditch the Sunday dinner and opt for a mid-morning meal, with one sixth enjoying brunch more than once a week.This is compared to 82 per cent of previous generations who sat down to a full roast every single week.Women tend to have brunch more than men, although men are spending longer preparing their weekend wonders picking fruit over chocolate or sticky syrups.

In fact, men actually spend the same amount of time (fourteen minutes) preparing their brunch as they do picturing it – that's almost half an hour preparing and photographing food to ensure that it's camera and filter ready. Symmetry Breakfast Instagram star, Michael Zee, says: "Brunch is reshaping the weekends of the nation, with more and more people preferring it to a traditional Sunday roast. It's easy to see why.

"There are few meals that are more exciting than brunch,Where else can you catch up with friends in a glamorous setting, mull over the gossip of the week and take your time, preferably with a cocktail in hand and get the perfect shot for Instagram?"

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