We Brits will die before our European neighbours, so claims the latest research. As we all know a healthy diet plays a big part towards our longevity. The Mediterranean diet may well be wonderful but many Mediterranean breakfasts consist solely of black coffee and cigarettes. Very healthy!
The Guardian asked some of the UK’s top chefs to recommend Mediterranean recipes to help us live longer and they all sound delicious. I guess the trick is to eat one serving of the aubergine parmigiana and not pig out until one’s buttons pop?
I do believe though, as Brits, we have a nicely varied diet. Olive oil is undoubtedly good for us but so are all the spices, ginger and garlic in South Asian cooking. If we’re at work and want a light lunch we can pop some sushi into our mouths (sushi restaurants seem more plentiful than tube stations in London). We have embraced international cuisine and made it our own.
Alas for a long life I think research advises that we have a regular routine including the foods we eat. How dull!