The Times, s2
By Adam Preston
British cuisine? It's not an oxymoron in Paris
Mention English food at a Parisian dinner party and you suffer several rounds of knockabout humour in which the words “bread-and-butter pudding” constitute a fully formed gag. England’s growing reputation for culinary excellence is taking time to sink in across the Channel and it would take a brave soul to try to sell English food to the French.