U.K. Workshop? I am at a loss to understand the connection!
Perhaps you didn't notice the "off topic, general chat" heading at the top of this?. I'm sure you didn't, but meat and bread are kind of popular on US forums, too - both are kind of in line with making things (pizza from scratch, too, as well as growing gardens).
I'd imagine that if you quizzed a country club group who golfs three times a week, you might not find much excitement for cooking/making/bread/pizza, but on a knife or woodworking or metalworking forum, I'd imagine the turnout is pretty strong.