FRENCH people spend less time in their kitchens than their British counterparts and cook a smaller range of dishes, a new survey has revealed.
The research by BBC food magazine Olive in the UK and Madame Figaro in France found 72% of Brits cook at home every day, compared with 59% of people in France.
Half of respondents in the UK said cooking took at least 30 minutes of their day, compared with just over a quarter of French.
The magazines also found that British cooks prepared a wider range of dishes, including Italian, Indian and Chinese dishes, than those in France.
Olive editor Christine Hayes said: "Alt¬hough the French have an enviable food heritage, it’s fascinating to see how much British people have emb¬raced home cooking and international cuisine over the past few years."
French consumers were found to eat out more often - going to a restaurant about three times a month - whereas Brits went once a fortnight.
The findings are based on survey results from 2,060 readers of Olive and 1,345 Madame Figaro readers.