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.
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,"
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.