The Telegraph reports: More than half of men prefer their mum's cooking to their own wife's, a survey has revealed.

Research found grown men favour their mother's culinary skills because they rustle up more traditional, hearty dishes than their spouses.

The study also found mothers rarely serve up ready meals, have a wider repertoire of meals and always cook something they know he likes.

Wives and girlfriends, on the other hand, are likely to dish up pre-prepared meals from the freezer or microwavable meals.

The poll by entertainment channel, Food Network UK, also found one in four men often sneak back to mum's for a spot of dinner without their wife or girlfriend knowing.

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