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Cooking: attitudes and time spent

Which countries are top of the cooking charts?

  • Over half of people internationally cook purely for fun once a week or more.
  • Italy and South Africa lead on passion for food and cooking
  • India and Ukraine top the chart for hours per week spent cooking.

GfK asked more than 27,000 people aged 15 or older across 22 countries about how knowledgeable, experienced and passionate they are about food and cooking – and how much time they spend cooking. Interviews took place in the summer of 2014, either online or face-to-face in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and USA.

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