Cooking more, in less time
Canadians have maintained the cooking habits they established during lockdown, with their total cooking hours in 2020 over 2.5 times higher than in 2019. However, the average cooking time has dropped from 34 minutes in 2019 to 31 minutes in 2020, illustrating how Canadians are trying to spend less time in the kitchen.
Although it's only a slight decrease, Google search data confirms Canada’s appetite for quick and easy meals, with an average of 4,400 searches for ‘easy dinner recipes’ each month. In September, interest in ‘easy dinner recipes’ and ‘quick meals’ rose even more, as the new school year began and families were looking for simple recipes to fit their busy lifestyles.