Indians on average spend 13.2 hours per week on cooking compared to 3.7 hours by South Koreans, says the survey.
Conducted by market research firm GfK, the survey asked more than 27,000 people aged 15 or older across 22 countries about how many hours per week they spend cooking – and how knowledgeable, experienced and passionate they are about food and cooking.
Internationally, people who cook say that they spend, on average, just under six-and-a-half hours a week doing this (not counting those who don’t cook at all). And the classic stereotype holds true, with women saying just over seven-and-a-half hours per week cooking, compared to men’s five-hours a week.
This overall figure is heavily led by top five most active countries.
In India and Ukraine, people spend just over 13 hours a week cooking, falling to nine-and-a-half hours for South Africa. Indonesia comes next with more than eight hours, followed by Italy, just topping seven hours.
Countries where people say they spend the least amount of time cooking each week are Brazil (slightly more than five hours), Turkey (slightly less than five hours) and South Korea, which is trailing well behind at less than four hours, possibly due to the popularity of its inexpensive street food carts.