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We British are often condemned as unromantic

Compared to your average Mediterranean male, we British are often condemned as unromantic—but then we don’t have much to work with. While in France they have the bistro, we have the once-French and now very British-sounding caff. Frenchmen get to drink in sophisticated-sounding bars called La Metro (sic) or Le Jardin, while

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Englishwomen’s feet

But even the English diet seems to me to give the intellect heavy feet—in fact, Englishwomen’s feet… Friedrich Nietzsche, “Why I am so clever”, in Ecce Homo, p.30 Favorite0

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Food in England more dangerous than sex

England is the only country in the world where the food is more dangerous than sex. Jackie Mason Favorite0

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On the Continent, people have good food

On the Continent, people have good food; in England, people have good table manners. George Mikes Favorite0

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In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce

In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce. [Il y a en Angleterre soizante sectes religieuses différentes, et une seule sauce.] Marquis Caraccioli Favorite0

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The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it’s curry

Britain is no longer totally a white place where people ride horses, wear long frocks, and drink tea. The national dish is no longer fish and chips, it’s curry. Marianne Jean-Baptiste Favorite0

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You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine

You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine. It is the country with the worst food after Finland. Jacques Chirac Favorite0
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