US ambassador roasted over British food jibe

US ambassador Matthew Barzun speaks during an anniversary memorial service for former US President John F Kennedy in Runnymede, Surrey on November 22, 2013The US ambassador to Britain sparked annoyance in his host country by criticising the local traditional food in a magazine interview this week. Asked what he would serve at his ideal dinner party, envoy Matthew Barzun replied somewhat undiplomatically. “I’ll tell you what I would not serve – lamb and potatoes. I must have had lamb and potatoes 180 times since I have been here.

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