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Official: British are better at cooking than the French | Life and style

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It is one of the pillars of the French “exception culturelle”: haute cuisine so lofty that the president, Nicolas Sarkozy, wanted the United Nations to declare it a “world treasure”. Those perfidious Rosbifs could attack their language and buy up half the Dordogne but they could never compete in the kitchen, declared the Gallic gods of gastronomy. But a poll has undermined France‘s reputation as the home of unrivalled culinary excellence with results that suggest the British cook more often, for longer, and produce greater variety than their French counterparts. As the French television station TF1 put it: “They trounced us at Trafalgar. They whipped us at Waterloo. Now the English have scored their ultimate victory: they are better at cooking than us … we, the self-proclaimed kings of nosh.”

via Official: British are better at cooking than the French | Life and style | guardian.co.uk.

also see: http://madame.lefigaro.fr/cuisine

Strange Random Cooking Quote:
Fish, to taste right, must swim three times — in water, in butter and in wine – Polish Proverb

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