Poirier, the French chef: ...cover with white wine, put it into the oven, and voila, it's cooked. Denning (an Englishman): I say, that's very neat isn't it? But do you really think cod's worth all that trouble? Poirier, the chef: Trouble? Denning: Yes, you see at home we just lower the jolly old creature into the boiling water, let it boil, serve it up with greens and chips. Poirier, the chef: But you get no sauce...? Denning: Oh Good Lord yes - there's always a bottle of sauce around somewhere.
(Sleeping car to Trieste, 1949)
(An early(?) example of English food being made fun of)