Adults cannot cook basic meals

New research by Visit Birmingham reveals adults in the West Midlands cannot cook a string of basic dishes such as cheese on toast, a jacket potato or a roast dinner.

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10% of adults cannot cook beans on toast

New research by Visit Birmingham has shown that adults in the West Midlands cannot cook a string of basic dishes, with 10% finding beans on toast too complicated to cook.

Beans on toast is too complicated for 10% of adults in the West Midlands Credit: WALKER HOWARD WALKER/PA Archive/Press Association Images

People in the West Midlands can cook up to 17 dishes, less than any other region. Dishes adults struggle with include cheese on toast, a jacket potato, spaghetti Bolognese and a roast dinner. When it comes to balti, the Midlands' regional dish, 40% of people do not know 'where to start'.

The research highlights how we, as a nation are choosing restaurants over our own kitchens. Because of this, Visit Birmingham have launched a 'Birmingyum' campaign which hopes to promote the city's culinary scene.

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