(Top photo, of food from Noma, which has two Michelin stars: City Foodsters, via)
Many chefs dream of one day earning a Michelin star. Those who manage to achieve the esteemed culinary award often do so after years spent enduring hot, cramped kitchens, hectic dinner services, restaurant critic scrutiny and countless mandolin injuries.
Not at Bouche à Oreille in Bourges, France. When Michelin France released its 2017 guide last week, the small cafe – which serves €12 beef Bourguignon on plastic tables – found that it had been awarded a star.