Was in London on Friday. As usual, absolutely love the city, one of my favourites in the world. One thing that truly stood out this time was that we had a business lunch during a meeting. They brought some sandwiches, potato chips, fruit and cheeses to the room, and we continued as usual. The attitude to it was very contrasting to a business lunch I had in a similar situation in Paris, where we had trays with 3-course meals brought to the room, and the meeting itself was stopped during lunch.
I'm not saying one is better than the other, but it drove home the point of food-as-fuel vs. food-as-a-ritual.