Crisis changes habits

Photograph on someone cooking with a frying pan

THE cost-of-living crisis is radically altering how we shop, cook and eat, according to the annual BBC Good Food Nation survey.

It found 26% of people who cook said they were less likely to make a Sunday roast, with 20% not baking cakes or biscuits, and 18% of people saying they will no longer use their oven at all. Meanwhile, 30% have swapped from brands to own labels and 17% are eating less meat.

Planning meals in advance (28%), batch cooking (23%) and looking for money-off stickers when shopping (20%) were popular ways people felt they could control costs.