Most Brits still like French food best: survey

25th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

LONDON, Aug 24, 2006 (AFP) - Most Britons prefer French food over British fare, rating a croissant over an English crumpet or boeuf bourguignon over a Lancashire hotpot, according to a survey published Thursday.

LONDON, Aug 24, 2006 (AFP) - Most Britons prefer French food over British fare, rating a croissant over an English crumpet or boeuf bourguignon over a Lancashire hotpot, according to a survey published Thursday.

However, in what were rare exceptions, the apple crumble beat out the tarte tatin and English Cheddar topped French camembert, according to the poll conducted by French restaurant chain Cafe Rouge.

In one of the most dramatic contrasts, East End of London favorite jellied eels were no match for moules marinières — or steamed mussels, considered by many to be a traditional Belgian dish — which polled 98 percent.

Seventy-three percent of those polled preferred boeuf bourguignon to a Lancashire hotpot, while the bread roll lost out to the French baguette, which was favored by 87 percent of respondents.

A total of 9,000 people across the country were interviewed for the survey.

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