As much as we may enjoy splashing out on a gourmet meal at a posh restaurant or treating ourselves to a cheeky takeaway once in a while, it seems that for us Brits when it comes to food you can't beat good old home cooking.
According to a study by AGA Cookshop, in the UK adults send an average of 72 minutes a day cooking - which means over the course of our lifetime we'll spend a total of three years rustling up meals and baking goodies in the kitchen.
"This is a long time in anyone's book and our intention is to make cooking as easy and as enjoyable as possible, so all that time spent in the kitchen is seen as time well spent," said Caroline Smith, commercial manager at AGA Cookshop.
"We are a nation of food lovers and many of us consider cooking to be a pleasure rather than a chore."
The research, which involved a survey of 30,000 UK adults, also revealed that four out of ten of us have a signature dish, with everything from pies and casseroles to curries proving popular meals for budding chefs.
And while half of those surveyed told researchers that they know secret family recipes that have been handed down through generations, six out of ten claimed that they were better in the kitchen than their mothers, while a quarter rated their talents as equally good.
It looks as though we'll be handing the cooking utensils and cotton aprons down to our children, as a whopping 90 per cent of those surveyed said they passed on their culinary skills to their little ones.
Caroline added: "It was also very encouraging to discover that lots of people plan to hand down family recipes to their children when the time is right. This is a fantastic tradition and it is heartening to see it continue across the generations in the UK."