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England win the World Cup of FOOD as our cuisine comes out on top ahead of Spain, France and Brazil

ALTHOUGH football may not have came home, England do hold the bragging rights over Spain, France and Brazil when it comes to food.

The roast dinner has been named as world champions of cuisine in an unofficial pole commissioned by travel company TUI.

The British roast dinner was voted the best international cuisine in a survey on 2,000 Brits

In a survey consisting of 2,000 Brits, 39% of them believed a traditional British roast to be the best of them all, jousting out France’s coq au vin in the final.

Spanish paella took bronze spot with Mexico’s taco’s just missing out on the podium in fourth alongside an American hamburger rounding out the top five.

However pre-tournament World Cup favourites Argentina and Brazil both failed to make a dent in the top 15 with their national dishes, finishing in 16th and 17th place respectively.

The poll’s organiser and TUI’s director of brand and content Toby Horry said of the results “I’m sure our knockout competition of world food will trigger a lot of debate.

“And although we are an unashamed nation of roast dinner lovers, the research shows that international cuisine has become a part of our everyday lives and culture”

The study showed that 80% of people enjoy eating global cuisines with almost half of them enjoy cooking them.

As well as this, it was discovered that nearly quarter of adults meals a week are foreign cuisine.

The idea of the survey was to help promote the travel companies brand new cooking show ‘The World Cook’ which sees 16 contestants battle it out in 6 different destinations cooking country-specific foods, hoping to become The World Cook.

Horry continued “Our new TV series draws inspiration from the teams taking part in the World Cup, and is a celebration of the vast variety of foods we enjoy around the globe.

“And, like the World Cup, viewers can expect a fast-paced, fiercely-contested tournament.

“Sixteen international chefs will cook off against each other in a series of challenges in some amazing locations, with Emma Willis and Fred Sirieix compering.”


1.            England

2.            France

3.            Spain

4.            Mexico

5.            USA

6.            Japan

7.            Portugal

8.            Morocco

9.            Korea

10.         Germany

11.         Canada

12.         Switzerland

13.         Wales

14.         Belgium

15.         Australia

16.         Argentina

17.         Brazil

18.         Denmark

19.         Poland

20.         Netherlands

21.         Costa Rica

22.         Croatia

23.         Tunisia

24.         Serbia

25.         Ghana

26.         Qatar

27.         Cameroon

28.         Senegal

29.         Saudi Arabia

30.         Uruguay

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