7/1: An Experiment of Gastronomical Proportions

July 1, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Food, Food Pantry, Living

Many Americans are mixing things up in the kitchen.  More than three-quarters — 77% — report that they’ve tried a new recipe in the past year.  Women tend to be more adventurous in their culinary experimentation than men.  85% of women compared with 68% of men say they’ve  cooked up a new dish.

Table: Tried a New Recipe


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When it comes to creative cookery, Americans hesitate to mess around with dessert. 88% of those who tried a new recipe in the last year flexed their culinary muscle when creating a meal, while only 12% experimented with dessert.

Table: Meal or Dessert

Marist Poll Methodology

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4 Responses to “7/1: An Experiment of Gastronomical Proportions”

  1. chinese recipes cooker on August 11th, 2009 3:42 pm

    The rise of interest in cooking may be inspired by reality tv shows – however, the shows themselves are a reflection of a new cultural undercurrent. As the convenience foods market expands, the high commercial demand seems to have spawned lower-quality products. There is a growing desire among Americans to return to fresh, genuine flavors and ethnic dishes.

  2. Mike on December 20th, 2009 9:21 am

    My Brazilian wife has been cooking for her family for years, and the problem is that her family is in kind of a gastronomical rut, and thus she has been cooking almost the same things every day for years. Before our marriage a year ago I thought I would go nuts eating the same thing every day, but fortunately it hasn’t turned out that way. She has been willing to try new things, and although it takes time to learn to cook different things, she’s been doing a great job.

  3. Healthy Cooking Recipes on February 17th, 2010 10:39 am

    Thre are a lot of great recipes online, but I have a lot of hand written ones or they are snipped from magazines. I’m a trier. Try this, try that. Change it up a bit.

  4. Easy Cook Recipes on April 18th, 2010 4:13 pm

    This is great thank you.

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