Blog: “You spoil us, Mrs Ambassador”

Catherine Sleep | 8 December 2004

To say the French generally think British cuisine fails to match up to their own is to put an extremely positive spin on affairs. So it’s encouraging to learn that Penny Holmes, wife of the British ambassador in Paris, is flying the flag for her country's food in the most elite social circles.

Ms Holmes has penned a cookbook designed to show the French what a long way British nosh has come since the days of overboiled cabbage and grey mince.

Poulet tikka masala, anyone?

A trifle ambitious: Selling UK food to France


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