A new survey carried out in 17 countries has found that pasta is the world’s favourite food.
As part of a report studying the way rising food prices have impacted the way people around the world eat, UK-based aid group Oxfam asked 16,000 respondents in counties like Australia, Brazil, Ghana , India, the Philippines, South Africa, the UK and the US to name their favourite food. The top 10 foods were pasta, meat, rice, pizza, chicken, fish and seafood, vegetables, Chinese food, Italian food and Mexican food.
In addition to highlighting the world’s favourite foods, the report also found that more than half of respondents said they’re not eating the same food they did two years ago — when the global food crisis hit — due either to rising food costs or health reasons.
The majority of Indian respondents also said they’ve changed their diet because of health reasons. Though Indians, Spaniards, and Mexicans remained faithful to their national cuisines naming their respective gastronomy or national dish as their favourite foods, pizza and Chinese food also dominated the list.
Another interesting result of the public opinion poll is that Aussies, it seems, have a strong sweet tooth: that country was the only one to name a sweet — chocolate — as their favourite food.