British charity foundation Oxfam ran a oxfam food whose results were published in June 2011 asking 16,422 adults aged 16+ in Australia, Brazil, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the Netherlands, UK and US between 6 April and 6 May 2011 about their favourite foods. Pasta came ahead of ‘meat’ and ‘rice’, while Pizza came in fourth place and ‘Italian Food’ beat ‘Mexican Food’ but was kept out of the number 8 spot by ‘Chinese Food’ (whatever that is).
In fact, there are strong regional differences. so Australia, Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, the Netherlands, UK and US all included pasta and pizza in their top three. Tanzania, Russia, Philippines, Pakistan, Mexico, Kenya, India and Ghana begged to differ…Pasta, Immigrant Cuisine