There are advantages to not having a food culture. I have always claimed that the reason England conquered half of the world is that Englishmen were seeking a decent meal. The English sailor would sit down to a meal of overcooked and greasy meat and vegetables and think, I need to go conquer a country that knows how to prepare a decent meal.
The Italians, on the other hand, dined very handsomely and stayed at home.
Friday, March 27, 2009
English Empire: Result of Bad Food?
Posted by Humbug at 10:30 PM