Of course there is wonderful food available throughout the domains of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales: smoked salmon, fresh trout, strawberries, properly roasted mutton (I guess), shortbread, and so on. Oddly enough, the Prince of Wales (Prince de Galles) conversion to organic farming at his estates was ahead of his time and has now been proven effective in reminding Brits of the wonders of fresh, beautiful food.
However, la belle France . . . . If I’m going to put on the weight, it better be with croissants or pain au chocolat in France, the Laduree kiss, the Ispahan (rose, raspberry and litchi), millefeuilles, gateau St. Honore, Pithiviers, and . . . you understand.
Cosmopolitanly yours (but with a definite edge for France), and in the hopes of still being invited over to share a potting shed near London,