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Matters of taste: Michelin stars are conservative

Michelin’s latest awards run the gamut from predictable to innovative. Plus—put down that pail and back away from those chickens!

By Alex Renton   March 2010

Edinburgh’s michelin men

The 2010 Michelin Guide has made hearts swell in Edinburgh, where I live: we now have five Michelin stars, with another just across the water in Fife, at the Peat Inn, near Cupar. Outside London, no other city in these islands has as many: Dublin has four and Birmingham has three, Manchester and Glasgow have none. Don’t think of moving here, though: we’re full up.

Chefs respect Michelin like no other award system because of its rigour and history (the star rating was launched in 1933). A Michelin star is the only bouquet they will die…

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