Most Americans Prefer Dining At Home, But Lack Cooking Skills
(NAPSA) – Home is where the happiest meals are.
According to the recent ‘Real Food’ survey* commissioned by Hellmann’s and Best Foods, 63 percent of Americans believe that eating at home is a better emotional experience than eating in a restaurant. Heightened comfort, intimacy and satisfaction are some of the reasons more than six in 10 surveyed prefer to have the dinner at the family table.
Defining ‘Real Food’ as ‘food that tastes great-made from simple, wholesome ingredients,’ Americans crave home cooking. Yet nearly half of adults (48 percent) admit to needing help with everyday cooking. Almost one-fifth of those surveyed would describe their culinary skills as ‘hit or miss’ or just plain ‘horrible.’
To help people bring Real Food to their families, Hellmann’s and Best Foods is partnering with acclaimed chef, author of ‘Grill It‘ (and many other cookbooks) and TV personality Bobby Flay to create the ‘Real Food Summer School.’ The online show, which can be accessed by visiting yahoo.com and searching for ‘Real Food,’ will take three self-proclaimed kitchen-challenged home cooks and give them a crash course with hands-on instruction.
The classes will capture the appeal of Real Food and provide viewers with ‘cook-along’ instruction and tips from Flay to enhance core cooking fundamentals, all as the determined chefs go from ‘barely able’ to ‘table-ready.’
‘There is nothing more delicious than good, honest food, cooked simply and with heart,’ said Flay.