FLAT EARTH: Europe on fifty insults a day
Sunday 22 January 1995
French chefs, author Chris Harris writes, ``give animals like snails, pigeons and frogs fancy names, thus transforming common backyard pests into expensive delicacies'' that are served to ``gullible tourists who will eat anything they can't pronounce''. He advises against travelling to Pisa to see the "faulty architecture'' of its tower, or to Venice, "whose major attraction is a flooded sewer system''.
It's only when Harris turns to Switzerland that a Europhile can feel a twinge of understanding. The only thing to do in places like Geneva, he writes, is look at your watch - which explains the huge popularity of Swiss timepieces.
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