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The fate of a nation depends on the way that they eat

La destinée des nations dépend de la manière dont elles se nourrissent (The fate of a nation depends on the way that they eat) ― Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin Favorite1

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Junk food and sight loss

The family of a teenager, from Bristol, who suffered irreversible eyesight loss after surviving on a diet of chips, white bread and processed snacks and meat have spoken of their heartache. The teenager, now 19, has been a fussy eater from an early age and cannot tolerate the texture of fruit and

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Bad diet to blame for one in six deaths in the UK

Poor diets kill almost 90,000 Britons a year. Nearly one in six deaths is now linked to unhealthy eating, researchers said. The cost in lives is close to that from smoking. Low intake of fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and fibre are the biggest problems, according to findings published in the Lancet medical journal.

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Have you ever tasted English food? They eat pigs’ blood.

Have you ever tasted English food? They eat pigs’ blood. They do not eat pigs’ blood. I’m telling you. They put pigs’ blood in the sausages and brains of sheep. The place is completely barbaric. — Victoria & Abdul This quote alludes to a very well known British dish, black pudding (or

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Tea with milk and sugar Mr Beckham?

I was watching BBC World the other day and there was an interview with David Beckham. One of the things the lady asked him was about his tea habits (why would anybody need to know that?). — Tea with milk and sugar? — No just sugar. I know that sounds weird. To

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English cuisine is generally so threadbare

English cuisine is generally so threadbare that for years there has been a gentlemen’s agreement in the civilized world to allow the Brits pre-eminence in the matter of tea—which, after all, comes down to little more than have ability to boil water. —Fred Metclalf, Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, p.85 Favorite0

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He thought risotto was an Italian football player

He thought risotto was an Italian football player but he prepared this in five minutes. —TV advert Favorite0

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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,

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Fat-filled fast food or something pre-packaged

Jeremy Paxman in his new book on the English argues that “for the majority of people, eating out is to consume fat-filled fast food, and to eat in, to be a victim of something pre-packaged”. —Cosmo Landesman, “May we have the pleasure?”, The Guardian, Saturday October 17, 1998 Favorite0

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The English in terms of tea, roast-beef and rain

The English can be explained by their Anglo-Saxon heritage and the influence of Methodists. But I prefer to explain them in terms of tea, roast-beef and rain. A people is first what it eats, drinks and gets pelted with. —Pierre Daninos, Major Thomson and I, (1957) from the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous
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