On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
(George Mikes (1912-1987), Hungarian-born British humorist. How To Be An Alien, ch. 1, sct. 1 (1946).
Commenting in 1977 on his oft-quoted remark above; "Since then, food in England has improved, table manners have deteriorated. In those days food was hardly ever discussed, it was taboo, like sex." (How To Be Decadent).)