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Heston works his magic with curry

May 20, 2014 No Comments

A new six-part series of Heston’s Great British Foods started on May 8th this year. Being shown on Channel 4, one of the episodes concentrates just on curry. In that episode, Heston does his own take on chicken tikka masala, with whole poussins injected with tikka marinade and stuffed with tikka masala, which is accompanied ...

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SNP ministers in ‘tandoori taxi’ storm

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Ministers in the Scottish parliament have been accused of being ‘out of touch’ with the public by using ministerial cars for trips to local curry houses. Health secretary Alex Neil, culture secretary Fiona Hyslop and youth employment minister Angela Constance were driven to The Verandah in Edinburgh last year for example, while international development minister ...

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Taking away the challenge of matching wine and curry

Taking away the challenge of matching wine and curry

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Aromatic spices and herbs, combined with strong flavours, can make wine choices difficult when having a curry. Fortunately, Le Pondicherry Wine has taken the guesswork out of the decision making process, by introducing a range of wines which have been matched to the different flavours in Indian cuisine. The team at Le Pondicherry Wine say ...

Anwar is Peru bound

Anwar is Peru bound

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Anwar Choudhury, who has family links with the curry restaurant industry and used to work as a waiter while he was studying, has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Peru in succession to James Dauris. He will take up his appointment during August 2014. Anwar was appointed British High Commissioner to Bangladesh in 2004 where ...

Boris attacks immigration policies

Boris attacks immigration policies

May 20, 2014 No Comments

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, has argued that the government should allow many illegal immigrants living in the UK to become British citizens, ‘regularising’ those migrants who have been in the country without permission for more than ten years. Writing in Total Politics magazine, Boris claimed: “The alternative is to continue in a situation in which ...

Which? calls for food fraud crackdown

Which? calls for food fraud crackdown

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Which? has launched a new campaign to ‘Stop Food Fraud’ as its latest investigation found 40% of lamb takeaways had been contaminated with other meats, with some containing no lamb at all. The consumer organisation tested 60 takeaway lamb curries and minced kebabs from restaurants in Birmingham and London and found that 24 of them ...

Ethnic voters key to election result?

May 20, 2014 No Comments

A new study from the all party think tank Demos finds that ‘upwardly mobile’ ethnic minority voters are more likely to turn Tory. The report states: “There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that any emerging volatility amongst the UK’s 5 million ethnic electors may turn out to be at least as significant ...

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Smoke detector warning following restaurant fire

Smoke detector warning following restaurant fire

May 20, 2014 No Comments

Firefighters were called to the Viceroy of India in West Molesey, near Esher, Surrey, in the early hours of the morning recently. However the restaurant was not fitted with smoke detectors and this prompted local fire fighters, who successfully contained the blaze, to encourage other restaurants not to make the same mistake. Esher fire station ...

Halal is safe with me, says PM

Halal is safe with me, says PM

May 20, 2014 No Comments

  The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has promised that halal slaughter will be protected in Britain as long as he remains in power. He said in a speech that his government would never put restrictions on religious slaughter despite protests from animal rights groups who complain that halal and kosher slaughter is cruel because the ...

Enam’s editorial

May 20, 2014 No Comments

It only seems yesterday that we were launching the British Curry Awards, as a pioneering way of recognising the achievements of our industry and the people who work so hard to make it a success. Yet here I find myself preparing for the tenth Awards, which are  taking place on Monday  1st Dec 2014 at the ...

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