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Rick Stein curries favour

Rick Stein curries favour

October 3, 2013 No Comments

Celebrity chef Rick Stein has revealed that his favourite dish is Madras Fish Curry, featuring snapper, tomato and tamarind. In an interview with a leading UK daily newspaper he said: “I discovered this dish on the beach in Mamallapuram, on the south-east coast of India. What made the curry so special was how unexpected it ...

Celebs celebrate fundraising success

Celebs celebrate fundraising success

August 6, 2013 No Comments

Celebrities flocked to award-winning Epsom restaurant, Le Raj, to celebrate its success in raising more than £5,000 for a kidney cancer charity. Eamonn Holmes, Shane Richie and Tony Tobin joined a special event to mark the restaurant’s achievements on behalf of the James Whale Fund, the UK’s leading specialist charity which focuses on kidney cancer. ...

Nepalese beer is more than a match for a curry

Nepalese beer is more than a match for a curry

August 6, 2013 No Comments

Since it was launched ten years ago in 2003, the Nepalese Khukuri beer has proven itself to be perfectly suited for drinking with curry. It is brewed in the UK, by family-owned J W Lees, one of the country’s oldest independent breweries, thereby ensuring a very high quality product, while using an authentic Nepalese recipe. ...

Security bonds deemed ‘unworkable’

Security bonds deemed ‘unworkable’

August 6, 2013 No Comments

Visitors from ‘high risk’ nations are to be asked for deposits of £1,000 or more when entering the UK, to deter over-stayers. Under proposals put forward by Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democat leader, visitors would have to put up the bond which would be forfeited if they failed to leave the country when they promised. ...

British Curry Awards – 2013 date announced!

British Curry Awards – 2013 date announced!

June 5, 2013 No Comments

It has been confirmed that the 9th annual British Curry Awards will be taking place on Monday 25th November 2013 at The Battersea Evolution. So please make a note in your diaries. The event, widely considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of the curry industry, will once again be held in association with lead sponsors, Just ...

Norfolk restaurant hit by false claims

Norfolk restaurant hit by false claims

June 5, 2013 No Comments

Malicious rumours about a spice restaurant in Norfolk are being investigated by police, it is reported. False claims about the standard of hygiene at Planet Spice in Ormsby St Margaret were circulated amongst customers by text and posted on social media websites. The inaccurate slurs have not surprisingly hit business hard. In fact owner Naz ...

Staff crisis worsens and still no solution in sight

Staff crisis worsens and still no solution in sight

June 5, 2013 No Comments

The curry sector faces a whole host of problems at the present time. But top of the list are the consequences of the government’s tougher line on immigration. It is very difficult to get staff to fill vacancies across the board in curry restaurants, including chefs, waiters and kitchen porters, and this means that many ...

Time to take control of your website?

Time to take control of your website?

February 2, 2013 No Comments

Spice Business Magazine has received a number of calls from different restaurateurs over the past few months complaining about website and email problems. The internet is such an important part of the business today that IT issues can have significant negative consequences for any restaurant. On one occasion a restaurant website was hacked and the ...

Curry colleges struggle to attract students

Curry colleges struggle to attract students

February 2, 2013 No Comments

A government-backed scheme to encourage more young people in the UK to become curry food chefs has managed to attract just 16 people to fill a possible 70 places, it is alleged. The so-called ‘curry colleges’ were created in May 2012 to help overcome tougher immigration rules, which mean many restaurants can no longer recruit ...

Doctor eats world’s hottest curry

Doctor eats world’s hottest curry

February 2, 2013 No Comments

A consultant radiologist, Dr. Ian Rothwell, has successfully eaten what is claimed to be the world’s hottest curry, rated at 6 million on the Scoville scale, at the Bindi restaurant in Grantham, Lincolnshire. It took him about an hour to complete the task and at one point he is reported to have had to take ...

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