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Mailbox: Scots food is dreadful; GROAN OF THE WEEK.

Byline: Egle Stiliene

SELINA SCOTT claimed last week that Europe is ``pillaging Scotland's wonderful food''. I have never read so much claptrap.

I come from Lithuania, which is said to be not so affluent but we have restaurants with tasty traditional dishes at a fraction of the cost places charge in Scotland. If Scottish food is so good, why are there so few traditional restaurants? The biggest-selling food in this country is from the Indian subcontinent. My Scottish husband can eat like a king in Lithuania at a fraction of the cost. He was amazed at the vast quantity, quality and wide choice of fresh foods in my country, in supermarkets twice the size of Scottish ones.

The choice is so good he asked my sister to send us food parcels.

All that Scottish farms seem to produce is milk, butter and boring cheddar. Scottish food isn't the world's best but some of the world's worst. -Egle Stiliene (Roberts), Lochwinnoch. Renfrewshire.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 7, 2003
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