Majority Of Students Don't Know How To Boil An Egg, Half 'Not Confident' With Mashing Potatoes

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More than three quarters of students don't know how to boil an egg, while more than half are "not confident" with mashing potatoes or cooking rice, research has revealed.

A further 57% can't cook vegetables, while 49% are unable to slice a pepper. Two in five students would rate their diet unhealthy, with more than a third eating at least one microwave ready meal per week.

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The study, by Italian pasta sauce company Sacla, questioned 1000 students and also found:

73% cannot cook simple, healthy meals
Three quarters survive on a diet of snacks, takeaways and microwave meals
45% don't have a clue how to make spag bol
75% can't roast a chicken
One in five have five or more takeaways a week
40% consider their diet to be unhealthy
33% spend more than £25 per week on booze


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