Jacque Chirac on Les Rosbifs:
The only thing that they have ever done for European agriculture is ‘mad cow’ disease, […] You cannot trust people who have such bad cuisine. It is the country with the worst food after Finland
This in conversation with Gerhard Schröder and the Hammer of the Chechens himself, Vladimir Putin, leaders of those reknowned gourmet nations, Germany and Russia. How characteristically crass of Chirac to throw in a gratuitous insult to Finland for good measure.