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15 Minute Dash Dinners The Norm For Multi-tasking Brits
Brits are dashing home from work and preparing their weeknight dinners at lightning speed, a study by top Asian food brand, Amoy, has revealed.
Twenty two per cent of us spend 15 minutes or less each evening preparing dinner, with longer working hours and arduous commutes contributing to us cutting down on time spent creating evening meals.
The survey also showed that, day-to-day, more than one in eight of us don't know what we are having for dinner that evening, with just 12% of respondents sticking to a meal plan made in advance.
Life on the go and demanding work schedules mean that time poor Brits are increasingly on the lookout for quick and easy meal solutions, with 69% of us scouring the shelves for meals that are quick to prepare and almost half (46%) frequently looking to the internet for recipe ideas.
Busy lifestyles are also resulting in consumers multi-tasking at tea time, with a fifth of us admitting to having dinner in front of the television and one in 10 simultaneously surfing social media sites, such as Facebook.
Commenting on the research, Consultant Psychiatrist and Behavioural Expert, Dr Ben Sessa said: “This research reveals an important shift in how Britons view dinner time and its role in 2014. Dinner once marked a focal point in the day of the average UK consumer, but the convenience culture in which we live in 2014 means that cooking our meals has to be an easy and quick process.
“It's also interesting to see that Britons are increasingly moving away from giving dinner time their undivided attention. Smart devices and screens that are never far from our glance mean that weekday mealtimes have become another opportunity for us to multitask. Both of these behavioural patterns mean that the UK needs quick and convenient solutions that don't compromise on quality."
To help busy Brits living life on the go, Amoy has launched a range of delicious Amoyzing Meals in a Minute™ recipes created by TV chef, Ching-He Huang.
The collection offers a simple and convenient way to bring modern flavours of Asia to kitchens across the UK in a matter of minutes, giving time-poor cooks a wide range of midweek meal options that are quick and easy to prepare. From Thai classics such as Chicken Pad Thai to Chinese dishes like Cantonese Beef and Black Bean Noodles, the Amoyzing™ Meals in a Minute recipe collection offers a wide range of dishes to suit every taste.
John Alderman, Marketing Manager at Amoy, comments: “To help ensure that consumers have easy access to simple meals that are quick to prepare and don't compromise on taste, Amoy has a wide range of products to offer, which deliver authentic Asian flavours, without the fuss.
“From Soy and Stir Fry Sauces to Straight to Wok Noodles, Amoy has solutions to provide delicious dinners that are quick to prepare and packed full of flavour.”
Across the globe, meat is a staple food enjoyed by an array of countries and cultures. From tender chicken in traditional Spanish paellas to juicy sausages cooked at quintessential British barbeques, meat is one of the most popular ingredients on the planet.
According to recent statistics from the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the globe slaughters an estimated 58 billion chickens, 2.8 billion ducks, 1.3 billion pigs, 654 million turkeys, 517 million sheep, 430 million goats and 320 million cattle each year. But where does it all go? Read on for a glimpse at some of the world’s biggest meat consumers and how they use the protein rich fare.
The United States: Americans are avid meat lovers and consume an annual count of around 264lbs of meat per person. In 2014, chicken overtook beef’s reign as the nation’s most popular meat for the first time in 100 years!
Australia: Surprisingly, Australians are the world’s second largest nation of meat eaters, racking up a huge annual weigh in of 244lbs per person. Chicken is the most popular meat, with consumption rising by 1% in the past year.
New Zealand: New Zealand may be small but they rack up a hearty appetite. According to stats, the nation consumes an annual count of 233lbs of meat per person. With sprawling green landscapes, New Zealand produces some of the world’s best lamb shanks and chump.
Argentina: Argentinians were a surprise entry on the list with an annual per person meat count of 216lbs. Chorizo sausages are one of the nation’s favourite cuts and are ideal for use in hearty paellas.
Spain: Spain is another meat loving European nation whose residents enjoy 213lbs of meat per year. Cured ham is one of the country’s most popular cuts, with chorizo and smoked meats also making a regular appearance on Spanish tables.
Canada: Canadians don’t hesitate to serve up meat and consume an average of 207lbs every year.
Germany: Germans love their meat and rack up an estimated 194lbs of meat per person, per year. The country is famous for its world class sausages which account for a large amount of annual meat consumption.
The United Kingdom: Brits are enthusiastic meat eaters with a yearly meat intake of 185lbs per head. And with mouth-watering produce such as Angus beef, Cumberland sausages and Berkshire pork, it’s not hard to see why! In the UK, one of the best ways to ensure you receive premium quality meat is to place meat delivery orders through a trusted online butcher.
Mongolia: In east-central Asia, Mongolians consume 180lbs of meat per person, per year. This is surprisingly high compared to its surrounding countries! The country has a heavy meat culture and shows a preference for horse.
China: While the Chinese are slightly more modest when it comes to meat consumption, they still wolf down an annual 127lbs per person. One of the country’s favourite meats is minced pork which is used to fill China’s famous dumplings.
Item last updated: Tuesday September 30 2014 10:50
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If you need to know what is going on in the world of ready meals, fortunately you need go further than the latest report: Global Ready Meals Market 2014-2018 - Market Landscape, Growth Prospects and Key Vendors.
A ready meal is a convenient and prepared food, which consists of ingredients that have been pre-cooked to a certain extent. It is considered as an easy alternative to food prepared at home. It is promoted and presented by food manufacturers as being a quick and time-saving alternative, and it just requires heating before consumption. Ready meals are available in frozen, chilled, canned, or dried formats.
The analysts forecast the Global Ready Meals market to grow at a CAGR of 4.25 percent over the period 2013-2018.
This report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Ready Meals market for the period 2014-2018. To calculate the market size, the report considers the total sales and consumption of ready meals.
The report, the Global Ready Meals Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, the APAC region, Europe, and the Middle East and Africa; it covers the Global Ready Meals market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
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Key Questions Answered in this Report
- What will the market size be in 2018 and what will the growth rate be? - What are the key market trends? - What is driving this market? - What are the challenges to market growth? - Who are the key vendors in this market space? - What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
Item last updated: Tuesday September 30 2014 10:50