One city restaurant has been trying to find out if what you eat can really show anything about your personality.
To celebrate British Roast Dinner Week, running from September 30 to October 6, the Shenley Church End Toby Carvery has revealed the results of a survey to show customers how they can predict their personality type, their lifestyle and even their job.
The research found that residents in Milton Keynes are more likely to be sporty, sympathetic and kind – thanks to their love of chicken and beef roast dinners.
Through the research, the restaurant found roast beef eaters are more likely to be ‘beefed’ up, playing more sport than members of other meat groups, whereas pork fans are most likely to be couch potatoes.
Roast chicken lovers cluck around their friends and family showing sympathy, kindness and affection, whilst it’s a case of ‘cold’ turkey for lovers of the breasted bird who tend to be reserved, introverted, disciplined and conscientious.
And whilst roast lamb is a favourite of the young, especially students, gammon will most likely be the choice of grannies and grandpas.
The research also found that those who like to mix it up with more than one meat making it onto their roast dinner plate are more likely to make impulsive decisions.
Rachel Westwood at Toby Carvery said: “British Roast Dinner Week champions the humble roast dinner as the must-eat family meal, so we’re sure this research will strike a chord with millions of men and women in Milton Keynes as they seek to find the perfect meat choice for the whole family this week.
“It’s amazing to think that just by knowing someone’s favourite choice of roast dinner it’s possible to identify a large amount about who they are, where they live, how they spend their leisure time and their personality traits.
“We call it a ‘meating of the minds’. You can even find out your carvery personality at www.tobycarvery.co.uk.”