On average, 86% of those workers surveyed in five countries say they cook on weekdays, with a record 91% in the United Kingdom. Further south, three in four Italian workers have it in them to cook at home. When it comes to comparing men and women, clichés die hard: it’s 81% vs. 93%.
Saturday and Sunday bring about more equality, as men and women cook in similar numbers (93 and 94%). Results per country are also quite homogeneous; the difference lies in the time spent cooking daily, which goes from 47 minutes on work days to 76 minutes on days off. The benefits of increased free time, or a sign of more elaborate dishes?
Monday through Friday, France and Italy are where workers dedicate the least time to cooking: 40 minutes a day, compared with over 50 in Spain, the United States or the UK. France remains in last position on Saturday and Sunday with 67 minutes each, way below Spain where the clock almost reaches 90 minutes when all is said and done. Italy almost manages to double that time from Friday to Saturday: kudos!
Workers like to cook...