I’ve blogged about Red Tractor on a few occasions but how about a Jamie Oliver inspired Red Tractor Sunday roast for William and Kate?
Red Tractor commissioned a survey of 2080 British families. One in four mums said it most like to invite the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge over to dinner ahead of Dame Judy Dench (who was at one of my cookery demos a few months back!), David Beckham or British Olympic athletes according to the research. Only one mum in 20 wanted to invite the author of Shades of Grey – I know my mum doesn’t like us to the conversation at the dinner table!
Although most enjoy watching cookery programs, the reality of juggling the kids and running a busy household makes playing it safe when cooking the evening meal with over a quarter of families not wanting me to take inspiration from TV celebrities. Only 2 out of 10 mums seeking tips and recipes from the homegrown mover and shaker Jamie Oliver ahead of Delia Smith. Gordon Ramsey and Heston Blumenthal don’t even come close.
Despite all the wild and wonderful cooking books cooking shows and ethnic restaurants in the UK – over 50% of households cook a traditional roast dinner with over a third taking the easy option and preparing the great British classic of Apple Crumble for pudding.
Head of marketing at Red Tractor says the survey tells us that shoppers like to support British food with more than 55% already looking for the Red Tractor logo when choosing a dish – actually saying people care more about food which is produced a good standards of farming and food production with a guarantee of the origin.
Over a quarter of husbands survey said they’d like to cook something new for guests, yet over half of them strongly agreed that would like to try and cook the dish before they serve it to guests. A remarkable 13.3% of the respondents also is commented that they wouldn’t cook anything for their guests.
So there we have it invite Prince William and Kate for lunch. Cook a Sunday roast of apple crumble. Practice beforehand. Make sure the produce is British and sports the Red Tractor Logo.