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Birmingham Top Food Cities in the World!

Birmingham UK, Top Food Cities in the World!

Marco Pierre White Restaurant Birmingham (c) 2011/12 ETM

Marco Pierre White's Restaurant Birmingham (c) 2011/12 ETM

The New York Times today declared Birmingham UK to be the 19th most desirable places to visit ‘in the Universe’ – beating outer space! (at number 20) – largely down to Birmingham’s food pedigree, as highlighted in Olive Magazine in 2011, as Britain’s food capital. It also highlighted some of our top chefs including Akar Islam, Andreas and Luke of Simpsons Restaurant, Richard Turner of Turners Restaurant, Steve Love and Andy Waters of Edmunds Restaurant – well done all. With the recent additions of Marco Pierre White, and Jamie Oliver, the city and region are set to grow throughout 2012. The extract from the new York Times Below…Need we say more!

19. Birmingham, England
Could England’s second city be first in food?

Olive, the BBC’s food magazine, recently startled British gourmands when it declared Birmingham, England’s second largest city, the United Kingdom’s “foodiest town,” ahead of London and Edinburgh. The award came last October, just as Birmingham was hosting an annual festival, the 10-day Birmingham Food Fest, which featured such local talents as Aktar Islam of Lasan Restaurant; up-and-comers like David Colcombe of Opus, Andy Waters of Edmunds Restaurant and Steve Love of Loves Restaurant; and a troika of Michelin-starred chefs: Glynn Purnell of Purnell’s; Andreas Antona, Luke Tipping and Adam Bennett of Simpsons Restaurant; and Richard Turner of Turners of Harborne.

The chefs are building on an already rich dining scene. Birmingham is famous in Britain for its Balti Triangle, an area of town that is home to a beloved Pakistani-Kashmiri curry dish invented here; it is also birthplace to such classically British food items as Typhoo Tea, Bird’s Custard and HP Sauce.” Read the full article in the York Times by ALEXANDER LOBRANO

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