In the UK, food and cookery programs have taken over prime viewing spots on television and the last series of BBC Bake Off resulted in a record audience. The market for all things cooking including utensils, gadgets and ingredients has also exploded, so have we all become really good cooks and prepare our meals from scratch every night? Sadly the answer is NO! only a mere 1 in 8 households actually cook using real ingredients, the rest of us are eating a record number of ready meals and indeed many people don’t know how to cook even the most basic of meals. We spent a whopping £1.9 billion on ready meals in the last year, the highest for any European country.