Canned steak and kidney pie with a little tomato ketchup on top

As soon as the French start queuing up for baked beans, I shall commit harakiri, simply by leaning slowly on my favourite carving knife. Yes: the day the French start eating canned steak and kidney pie with a little tomato ketchup on top it will mark the end of a great civilization, the end of European supremacy and the suicide of a Continent.
—George Mikes, How to be a Brit, pp. 202-3

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