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RE: the old canard "tastes like chicken"

> From: sauropoda@googlemail.com 
> [mailto:sauropoda@googlemail.com] On Behalf Of Mike Taylor
> Obviously your visit to the UK (I assume you're coming to 
> SVP) is long overdue -- otherwise you'd know about this 
> staple of our internationally recognised cuisine: "The 
> deep-fried Mars bar is a symptom of a wider crisis" -- 
> Nutritionist Ann Ralph, on the Scottish diet.
> More here, for those of you planning your British trips:
> http://www.deseretnews.com/article/print/521282/CHIP-SHOP-DIET

I will indeed be there.

I remember once seeing an interview with John Cleese who said of British
cuisine "We had better things to do than to learn how to cook; we were
running and empire", and another who commented that Scottish cooking was all
based on a dare.

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