Bruce Palling

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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Michelin UK – in danger of losing its influence?

How relevant is the Michelin Guide’s assessment of the British food scene? Now in its fifth decade, its annual publication …

By Bruce Palling

Friday, 4 October 2019

Waiter, where is my food (or wine)?

It was the smell that the table noticed first, which was reminiscent of a burnt rubber tyre. This would be …

By Bruce Palling

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Eating in the neighbourhood

We should all have a favourite neighbourhood restaurant, no matter what our locality. These are usually places you treat more …

By Bruce Palling

Friday, 6 September 2019

Nudging on perfection - simple meals in France

Having reached his fortieth birthday, Cyril Connolly reminisced in war torn London about his earlier adventures in France: “Peeling off …

By Bruce Palling

Friday, 16 August 2019

What is it with German cuisine?

What motivates people to visit another country? Perhaps it is a museum, mountain, ruin or garden. Or it could be …

By Bruce Palling

Friday, 2 August 2019

Michelin starred spin-off restaurants - as good as the originals?

Getting to the top of the culinary tree can take chefs years if not decades of gruelling effort for what …

By Bruce Palling