Brexit: Europe has changed UK food culture for the better – leaving could turn back the clock

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When the UK joined the Common Market in 1974, the country’s restaurants had a total of 26 Michelin stars, the industry standard restaurant rating, in Britain.

  • Richard Tresidder
  • The Conversation

In 2019 there are 163, including five restaurants with three stars – the highest honour awarded.

Is this a coincidence or has membership of the European Union enabled the development of the UK’s vibrant contemporary food scene?

Despite what John Cleese might think, food culture in the UK is booming – chefs are becoming becoming superstars and prime-time TV slots are…

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