I think we can all take a history lesson at this point. The English have until recently not had any refrigeration to speak of until this latest generation. In order to preserve meat they would boil it promptly. Now, I'm not personally saying that the English are bad cooks, but it was recently reported that on a recent trip to China:
The British Prime Minister was given a grand tour of the Great Wall, and in return exchanged with his hosts the time honored English secret of making meat suck.