Gerry & Dave Meet Saturday Kitchen’s Matt Tebbutt

Food is pretty important isn’t?! Also, it can be pretty nice. Some of our favourite foods include – spicy pulled Jackfruit with Asian BBQ sauce, seaweed infused oatmeal wraps, tomato and 3 bean soup, special edition Werther’s Originals, brown rice breakfast porridge, Californian bounty vegetable soup broth and chocolate. We’ll give you an example of someone that eats…


Someone else that eats is Matt Tebbutt. You might recognise his mug from the telly box. He presents Channel 4’s ‘Food Unwrapped’. If you don’t know him from that, you’ll probably know him from Saturday Kitchen. If you don’t know him from either of them, then you’re useless and we want you to know that we are incredibly disappointed in you and want you to try harder in future.

The problem with food though is that too much of it isn’t good for you. In many ways food is a lot like improvised jazz – a little bit can be lovely, but too much and it will impact on your health. And we care about you, so we decided to look into it.

In this day and age where everything needs to be instantaneous, there’s loads of food to have on the go. That can be great – have a grab and go lunch. However, if that’s all the time, your internal organs will get grumpy. In fact, the more time you are away the more disgruntled they might get.

Almost two thirds of us admit to gaining weight when away from home with over a third admitting to eating nearly 1,000 additional calories a day when travelling. To put that into some sort of perspective, that’s more than 999 calories a day. That’s a lot.

Eating on the hoof and a lack of home cooked meals being the main causes for overindulging while away on holiday or business. The study by Staybridge Suites reveals that we spend on average one night away from home each month and over a half of us wish we could eat and cook more home cooked meals while staying at hotels.