I have not followed how it came about that statements concerning other national cuisines were attributed to Chirac. Highly stupid, if he really said it to other world leaders, even more so if he allowed it to be leaked. However, has anyone else tasted Haggis? How to put it... Let me just say, if I'm going for innards, I'd rather have an andouillette. That, at least, is tasty. Anyway, cuisines and meal times are perhaps not the most important aspect of a culture, although one could draw conclusions about a particular people, taking into consideration the availability of ingredients. If you look at Quebec's traditional dishes, for example, I think they did quite well, considering they live so far up north. Hearty and delicious. And thanks for reminding me, JBZ, I'm running off to take a bubble bath right now.