In the same interview with Page Six, Gerard Butler expressed his one complaint about Scotland’s food culture, describing it as “interesting,” “historically fascinating,” and “definitely an experience for the palate.”
He went on to say, “but no, I think we’re known for other things. You know, we have our whiskeys, we have our music, our bagpipes, you know, we have our kilts, but the French have their cuisine.
The Italians have a cuisine. I would not say that it would be our first choice to say, ‘Let’s go to a Scottish restaurant’ if we’re talking about amazing, delectable cuisine, right?” This aligns with the popular joke about traditional Scottish food, famously delivered by comedian and actor Mike Myers in the 1993 film “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” where he describes it as “repellent in every way” and “based on a dare.”