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The art of culinary diplomacy

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Chancellor Alastair Darling sidestepped a diplomatic nightmare when he flew out of Canada after a round of G7 meetings - he left before the dinner there, where the delicacies on offer would have included the Inuit favourite, seal meat.

The Treasury say the Chancellor did not eat the seal meat, but what should you do if faced by such an unusual food? Former Ambassador to Cuba, Sweden and Brazil, Sir John Ure, and chef Graham Tinsley discuss food and foreign affairs.

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