It seems that dishes which were once viewed as firm favourites, such as hot pot and Beef Wellington, are falling out of favour due to our increasingly exotic tastes
A new survey, conducted by GourmetMeatClub.co.uk, has revealed that dishes such as Cumberland pie, Shepherd's pie and sausage and mash are increasingly likely to become extinct as the nation's taste buds turn towards more adventurous menu options.
In fact, 50 per cent of those surveyed admitted they had never tried Cumberland pie, while 49 per cent said they had never enjoy a steak and kidney pie.
Alongside this, nearly a third of Brits (30 per cent) are turning away from hot pot, and 28 per cent are doing the same with toad in the hole, while 50 per cent have never had Beef Wellington.
Traditional dishes are still popular with the older generations, with nearly a third (31 per cent) of over 55 year olds liking Shepherd's pie at least once a fortnight, in comparison to a fifth of 18-24 year olds (19 per cent) who never eat it.
Commenting on it was one of GourmetMeatClub.co.uk's professional butchers, Gary England, who said: "As lifestyle trends change and the nation experiences an increase in flavours from abroad, it seems the menu classics are being forgotten about."
"Dishes such as Shepherd’s pie and hot pot were previously popular as a way to prevent kitchen waste, by using up the last of the meat, but, with modern day kitchens, this is no longer a requirement."
"However, at Gourmet Meat Club we’re encouraging people not to forget the British classics and instead of opting for something new, consider reinventing some of the old favourites."
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