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Matters of taste: Street food

A group of culinary pioneers is raising the quality of British street food. Make mine a burger

By William Skidelsky   May 2011

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“Why don’t we do it in the road?” the Beatles sang in 1968. Today in Britain, that question is being posed by a group of culinary pioneers who are bringing gourmet food to the outdoors. The “street food revolution” (as some are calling it) is still in its infancy, and largely confined to a few trendy, predominantly east London locations, such as Broadway Market in Hackney, Exmouth Market in Farringdon, and Whitecross Street in the City. But even if talk of revolution is overblown, this…

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