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    Perhaps someone should ask M. Chirac where the world's best restaurant is located?

    Clue: it ain't in France.

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    > Chirac jokes about British food
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    > One cannot trust people whose cuisine is so bad," Mr Chirac went on

    Arrogant bastard! Hasn't he ever heard of black pudding, and pork pies, and tripe, and spam? The list is endless >:

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    Mr Chirac replied that hamburgers were far preferable to British food.
    The minced meat burger in a bread roll with salad and pickles type thing was invented by the Romans, so there's an "interesting" factoid to poke at anyone who says, "what did the Romans ever do for us?".

    I shall now proceed to get out more.

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    he said he had been a fan of America since spending a summer at Harvard University in 1953, and that he loved "junk food".
    Says it all, really.

    This would never have happened under Wellington!

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    Yep, and when his presidential immunity runs out he will be on trial for fraud when he was Mayor of Paris, allegedly.

    Which is nice.

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    Ach well, he's an old has been anyway - just a matter of time before him and schroeder get the boot.

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    "After Finland, it is the country with the worst food."

    I had very good food in Finland, the speciality being Reindeer

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    Chirac he really gets on my goat

    Is there a more sleazy, slimy, corrupt, slimeball, no shame President than Jacques Chirac?

    From The Beeb

    Chirac jokes about British food

    French President Jacques Chirac is reported to have cracked jokes about British food at a meeting with the German and Russian leaders on Sunday.
    French newspaper Liberation says Gerhard Schroeder and Vladimir Putin laughed and joined in the banter.

    "The only thing they (the English) have ever done for European agriculture is mad cow disease," it quotes Mr Chirac as saying, within earshot of reporters.

    A French government spokesman declined to comment on the report.

    The three men met at celebrations to mark the 750th anniversary of the founding of Kaliningrad, formerly known as Koenigsberg, an exclave of Russia surrounded by Poland and Lithuania.

    "One cannot trust people whose cuisine is so bad," Mr Chirac went on, according to the newspaper's report.

    "After Finland, it is the country with the worst food."


    Mr Chirac is also reported to have reminisced about an occasion when Lord George Robertson, the former Secretary General of Nato, had made him try a Scottish dish.

    "That is where our difficulties with Nato come from," he said
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    The Taste of Scotland is always to be enjoyed at the Gleneagles Hotel

    Gleneagles Hotel website
    The comments come as France and the UK compete to hold the Olympic games in 2012, and are at loggerheads over the EU budget.

    On Wednesday Mr Chirac will be flying to Gleneagles for a dinner hosted by Queen Elizabeth II to open the G8 summit.

    The menu has not been published, but most of the food, provided by the Gleneagles hotel, will be locally sourced.

    "The Taste of Scotland is always to be enjoyed at the Gleneagles Hotel, from morning kippers or a fresh egg from a nearby farmhouse; scones and cream or Dundee cake for afternoon tea in The Bar to Angus beef, Scottish salmon, venison or Highland grouse for dinner," the hotel's website says.

    It adds that the hotel's kitchens "benefit from the finest, freshest produce available from Scotland's larder, and from specialist suppliers around the world".


    US President George W Bush said in an interview with the Times newspaper that he would not eat haggis at the summit, or wear a kilt.

    Liberation says Mr Putin tried to egg Mr Chirac on at the Kaliningrad meeting, asking him what he thought of hamburgers.

    Mr Chirac replied that hamburgers were far preferable to British food.

    In an interview with Time magazine two years ago, he said he had been a fan of America since spending a summer at Harvard University in 1953, and that he loved "junk food".

    France came close to being fined in 2002, for refusing to lift a ban on British beef, in the wake of the BSE crisis.

    The European Union issued a worldwide ban on British beef exports in 1996, but lifted it in 1999.

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