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Food Fight! Chirac snubs British food as

(10 Posts)
expatinscotland Tue 05-Jul-05 16:35:20

the worst second only to Finland.

True or false? Discuss amongst yourselves!

bad british food

BadHair Tue 05-Jul-05 16:40:08

What can I say? This is from the man who's nation eats snails.

nearly40 Tue 05-Jul-05 16:40:17

Personally I think Chirac has a point about British food. However it has improved a lot since we imported other styles of cooking into the country. Have to say that I was not that impressed by German food when I visited the country - although their cakes are fantastic!! It seemed quite similar to British food so I don't think we are alone there. Last time I was in France I had a couple of appalling meals out, but I have to admit that this was in the Dordogne and the area seemed over run by Brits.

spacedonkey Tue 05-Jul-05 16:42:09

What rubbish. Heston Blumenthal was interviewed on the news earlier on and said Chirac would be welcome to dine at the fat duck

lilaclotus Tue 05-Jul-05 16:44:17

i hate british food. i only now, after 5 years of living here, can bear to eat some of it.

FrenchGirl Tue 05-Jul-05 17:19:35

oh dear

swiperfox Tue 05-Jul-05 17:20:57

regardless of how bad or not British is, the man is a prize twat.

SoupDragon Tue 05-Jul-05 17:21:39

He has a point to a certain extent but some of his comments were inapproriate for a head of state.
"One cannot trust people whose cuisine is so bad." and "The only thing they have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease,"

CountessDracula Tue 05-Jul-05 17:28:22

TBH I have had some of the worst meals of my life in France (and some of the best!) There is this myth that all french food is great and it ain't true.

He may like to read this

triceratops Tue 05-Jul-05 17:32:24

I love lots of british food. I think it depends on what you were brought up on. I am addicted to scones and jam and you can't get more british than that. Having said that I quite like some Finnish food too, I am partial to black bread and pickled fish.

I have a friend who swears by one of her mothers dishes from China which consists of chickens feet in goo and is utterly disgusting to my pallet. Each to their own.

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