A recent survey suggests that classic dishes such as beef wellington, baked Alsaka and tiramisu are on the verge of dying out. Modern life leaves families with little time to cook from scratch. Younger cooks are more likely to choose fast foods and convenience foods rather than cooking their own meals. This is despite the popularity of chefs and cooking shows on the television. In today’s kitchens, cooks are using more ready-made sauces. Cooking kits are also popular for foods such as shepherd’s pie, stir fry, casserole and chilli’s.
Modern Eating Habits
The survey was conducted by The Co-op who wanted to research eating habits. They said that only one in ten people pass down recipes to the next generation. They also stated that lots of traditional recipes that are now facing extinction as they have been replaced by less complicated recipes. Once common recipes like the Shropshire Fidget Pie and Chorley Cakes, are virtually unheard of these days.
We think the Beef Wellington is too good to let it die out. Here is our recipe that is worth keeping in the family and sharing down for many generations to come. You need Hereford beef fillet for this recipe and only fillet will do because it’s so tender. The recipe also requires prosciutto or Parma ham and some fresh or dried mushrooms. Find the complete recipe and method by clicking here and visiting our recipe page. The Hereford beef wellington is the ideal Christmas centrepiece but is also suited to any special occasion, even if you simply feel like cooking a fantastic dish!
Hereford beef wellington is the ideal Christmas centrepiece but is also suited to any special occasion, even if you simply feel like cooking a fantastic dish!