Patriotic Brits are ready to party for the Jubilee – whatever the weather. The recent unprecedented downpours have not dampened our enthusiasm for celebration with 61% of Brits prepared to host a party even if it rains.
More than 50% of us are planning to mark the Queen’s 60th anniversary with an event. The BBC Good Food Magazine poll of almost 1,000 people found outdoors activities the most favoured, but it is a patriotic barbeque (18%) that is beating the traditional street party (16%) as the nation’s top choice. Meanwhile 13% are planning a picnic, with 9% a sit down meal.
Roast beef and Yorkshire pud is the dish we would be most likely to serve the Queen if she came to our house, favoured by a whopping 30% of Brits. The other dishes deemed fit for a Queen were smoked salmon (with 19% of the vote), asparagus (14%) and fish pie (8%). The most popular dessert would be strawberries and cream (38%), followed by apple crumble or trifle, both on 16%.
Some of the other key findings were:
• 25% of those hosting a gathering would cook all the food, with 33% offering a mixture of homemade dishes and bought food. 29% would ask everyone to bring a dish.
• When asked to name the best food invention of the past 60 years, Fridge freezers topped the list, voted for by 42% of respondents, followed by food processor with 19%, then the microwave with 17%.
• The nation’s favourite queen of the kitchen of the past 60 years is Delia Smith, according to 39% of respondents, followed by Nigella Lawson with 17% and Mary Berry with 13%.
In the latest issue of Good Food Magazine, on sale now, priced at £3.60, Mary Berry creates two stunning jubilee cakes exclusively for Good Food magazine. There is also a simple yet special Jubilee Street Party menu and many twists on classics people would serve the Queen, including strawberries and cream, salmon and asparagus and leg of lamb.
According to Gillian Carter, editor of Good Food Magazine: “Many of us will be planning to celebrate over the Jubilee weekend, and whether it’s a barbecue or a street party, the focus will be on food to feed a crowd. In this month’s Good Food you’ll find dozens of recipes for your party from easy celebration cakes and lamb for the barbecue to wonderful ways with the nation’s favourite fruit – strawberries”.
For more information about the survey please contact Toby Hicks at Immediate Media on 020-7400-7528 or email email@example.com
1. The online survey of 968 readers of Immediate Media magazines was conducted by phone between 15-20 May 2012.
2. Good Food Magazine is the country’s leading food title with 313,009 monthly readers, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC). Each issue is packed with over 100 recipes for everyday meals, easy entertaining and dishes from celebrity chefs. Every recipe is tested by the Good Food cookery team.