182 comments Add a comment
Only the French could be so arrogant and ignorant at the same time about food.
They believe they do everything best. Food is just one small example. What they are good at is promoting themselves, but it's mostly hot air (they did invent the hot air balloon after all!)
In France you get the same boring overpriced dross served up with a scowl in nearly all the restaurants unless you go to either an ethnic place, or one of the top price ones where they look down their noses at you if you give the keys of anything less than a Lamborghini to the parking valet.
Anorexic portions of poor quality food tarted up and disguised by fancy sauces and names, on attractive plates, obviously fool most of the people most of the time, despite (or because of?) the exorbitant prices. Mediocre French wines are presented with reverence and pride to people unaware that at least 6 other countries produce far better wines at a fraction of the price. Perhaps they are just misled by the one thing that the French really are good at, which is marketing themselves and their products.
French food - not everyone wants to eat slugs, diseased cirrhotic goose livers and raw mince meat ...
I'm sorry France, rest on your faded laurels like an aging whore if you want to, but the rest of the world realises that not everyone wants to eat slugs, diseased cirrhotic goose livers and raw mince meat ..... sorry that would be ?escargots?, ?pate de foie gras? and ?steak tartare?, saying it with a French accent doesn't make it any less repulsive.
A snail is only a slug with a shell, and the way foie gras is made involves the most appalling cruelty.