There seems to be a poll for everything now a days but when I read recently that Sweet Eve Strawberries had commissioned a survey to ask members of the public what fifty things they love about Britain I had to smile.
The top five were as follows:
- Fish and Chips
- A cup of tea
- Yorkshire pudding
- Strawberries and Cream
- Sunday roast
As someone who really enjoys my food – a little too much over recent months perhaps – I had to wonder if Britain really is this obsessed with the culinary delights gracing our tables at lunch and dinner.
It goes without saying that we are very lucky in Yorkshire to be surrounding by manufacturers of the finest local produce including Womersley Vinegars, The Wensleydale Creamery, Ossett Brewery and not forgetting of course Ramsay Fish and Chips (*blatant plug*).
Number 2 on the list of things we love has to raise a smile – a good cup of tea. There is nothing quite like a good cup of tea after a long day, or when things aren’t going so well. It seems to have made it through the years as a classic with any self respecting Brit housing a cupboard full of the stuff.
Perhaps the problem is that having such wonderful food and drink on our doorstep means that there is very little else we think about. Is this a bad thing? Are we spoilt for choice? You have to wonder if we are simply used to the finer things in life without even realising it.
And on that note I wonder what I’m going to have for lunch?