Years ago, Goose was the traditional British serving at Christmas and much to the relief of geese worldwide, America introduced the idea of the turkey. And that’s what has satisfied our festive families for the generations that have followed.
But now, according to a recent survey taken by the popular food chain Subway, the British tides may be turning again – this time to the East, in favour of the curry.
Astoundingly, 24% of the British population would much rather tuck into a vindaloo or a good old bhuna on Christmas day.
Other popular alternatives were steak, pizza and Chinese food (collectively making up a 49% preference to turkey).
There has been some speculation as to why this might be the case:
Subway have said that many people find Turkey too dry and chicken to be far more satisfying.
Personally, I think the cost of turkey at Christmas has to be a contributing factor. You can easily pay upward of £40 for a decently sized turkey, then you have all the trimmings to consider.
Speaking of those optional extras, pigs in blankets may soon be extinct too. Twenty one percent of our nation are deciding to give them a miss this year.
Cookson Spice, Indian restaurant in Chester le Street (the winner of the 2019 restaurant of the year) have reported more requests than normal this year for service on Christmas day.
Ok, shameless plug – they are open on Christmas day 11.30 – 2.00pm and on Christmas Eve and Boxing day.
Are you thinking that the traditional Christmas dinner is too expensive and far too much hassle or are you still a proud supporter of the turkey, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce?
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Till next time.