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British food no longer leaves a bad taste in travelers' mouths

Posted on Thursday 04 November 2010 in London

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Porridge is another popular breakfast food, but does it come in a full English Breakfast? - London Travel News

A new report from VisitBritain, the country's official tourism board, found that a full English Breakfast is popular around the world, perplexing those who hear that the United Kingdom does not serve good-tasting food.

Surveyors asked a group of 26,000 potential travelers whether they would want to eat a full English Breakfast based on a scale from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The meal, which consists of over easy-eggs (sometimes scrambled), bacon, sausage, toast and fried tomatoes, is the most popular and iconic symbol of bad food in the UK. It appears, however, that the world's perception of British food has changed as only two countries, Ireland and Germany, gave the meal less than a "4." Russia and Indonesia were most eager to try the dish.

Another question in the survey asked travelers to agree or disagree with the statement "British food is very bad." Out of the 36 nations questioned, 27 tended to disagree with the statement.

Travelers on London holidays can try a three-star Michelin restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel, which serves British cuisine cooked by "France's most famous chef," Alain Ducasse. "I'm really sorry some still look down on British cuisine," he sighs. "You have wonderful game, lamb and fish with your cold seas."

In 2010, more restaurants in the UK received Michelin stars than any other nation.

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