If the UK culture and diet could be symbolized in two words, they might be “fast food.”
In the last sixty years or so, the english diet has increasingly relied upon convenient solutions that will feed a family in less than twenty minutes. Fast food has become part of our lives, so much in fact that the golden arches of McDonald’s are now the most recognizable trademark in the world. They are everywhere, but they wouldn’t be there without customers. Millions and millions of people flock to fast food restaurants every day. We eat there for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, without getting out of the car. The restaurants have worked hard to develop satisfying foods, while keeping prices low so that families can rely on them for a quick bite.
Our love for fast meals has taken away from valuable time in the kitchen, fixing meals for our families. Many good times can be had in the kitchen, and there is a lot to be learned. Children are now leaving the home with only the ability to prepare processed pizzas and drive thru at a fast food restaurant. They do not know how to prepare foods for themselves because they never had to. They’ve fallen in love with the kids meals and never turned back.
There are way too many good, natural foods available in the market to be too concerned over ease. Healthy recipes aid in good digestion, which makes you feel better. Many other benefit are received from whole foods, such as the absorption of more nutrients, less chemicals in the form of pesticides and preservatives.