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Issue 196

April 2013

19th April 2013

NEWS

STOP PRESS :
Cyrus & Pervin Todiwala's Cafe Spice Namaste is named as BEST ASIAN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR at 2013 Asian Business Awards....
Alun Sperring of Chilli Pickle is in last three for Ethnic Chef of the Year - Craft Guild of Chefs June 10.........

* Hunt for nation's best watercress product......................
* Let's Rambla on the Southbank...........................
* Celebrate National Coffee Week...................
* Halal Producer calls for higher standards...............................
* Boisdale of Canary Wharf is Whisky Restaurant of the Year............
* Curry to Africa.......................
* Group of students plan curry night with a difference.........................
* 'Cry God for curry, England and St George!' With apologies to William Shakespeare...........................
* Young chefs curry favour in Bradford.................
* Jumeirah Restaurant Week goes global.................
* Penventon to stage Asparagus Festival...................
* Lifetime Achievement Award for Alain Ducasse.....................
* Rainer Becker to open Oblix in The Shard.....................
* UK Bottled Water growth rate accelerates......................

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Drinks
Kilchoman introduces new range.......
London Brewers Alliance Festival......


Editorial
Are we missing the entertainment element?......

Features

The Origins of Lababdar..........
The Origins of Railway Lamb Mutton Curry............

If you love curry and a good film go and show your support for Wolverhampton's bid to be Curry Capital 2013. The Mayor of Wolverhampton will be in attendance for this showing of the highly-acclaimed, must-see "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" at Light house Media Centre on Tuesday 30th April.

Tickets cost £10 to include pre-film drinks, savoury Indian Bites from The Bilash and musical entertainment, followed by the film at 8.00pm. We would love to see you there - email info@wvone.co.uk or call 01902 551077 for tickets

Find Your Feet will be the charity for National Curry Week in October. They are active in India, Bangladesh and Malawi

Perween Warsi of S&A Foods discovers George Osborne is a curry fan at House of Commons tasting

RESTAURANT

Asian
Dalcha Fulham Road Review by Mridula Baljekar...................
Salaam Namaste launches new menu.......
Bombay Palace Review by Mridula Baljekar........
New thali menu for Ashoka Ashton Lane.........
A night out at Massala Cobham...........
Imli Street re opens in Soho............
Mango & Silk - a trip down memory lane.

NEWS.

Italian
Sunshine dining at Caldesi, Bray........

Mexican
Mezcal Pairing dinners for Lupita East....

BOOKSHELF


click on cover for review

Great Curries
by Si King & Dave Myers
published hardback by Weidenfeld & Nicolson of Orion Publishing.

ISBN 978-0-297-86733-3 £20


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Vivek Singh produces new Kitchen Bible

Cinnamon Kitchen - The Cookbook

 
click on cover for review

Maricel Presilla's
Gran Cocina Latina -
The Insider's Culinary Guide To Latin America

500 fascinating pages

Atul's Curries of the World

available from March 14th from Amazon

240 pages

"A great source of inspiration, a well written and easy to follow book" - Charles Campion

"Very well done indeed and what a brilliant effort to bring to light so much information. It's going to take me some time rummaging through it but I am going to enjoy every moment of it" -
Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL DBA Chef/Patron Cafe Spice Namaste

 

The Flavours of History
Authors : Peter Grove and Colleen Grove
Date Published : November 2011
Price : £28.50 inc postage or at Amazon
Brief Description : Written by top food critics Peter and Colleen Grove as a reference book for those in the catering industry, it is also a book that is a must for anyone interested in food. The reader is taken on a journey back in time to the very start of our love of herbs and spices and offers fascinating insights into how our food - and taste buds - have changed over the years. A richly illustrated chapter called, "Exotic Foods, Herbs and Spices A - Z" offers interesting snippets about the history as well as the culinary traditions and medicinal effects of food, herbs and spices around the world. You can even try to make Chicken Tikka Masala using the recipe from the winner of the 2002 CTM Award in the United Kingdom. As organisers of National Curry Week it is perhaps inevitable that curry features quite heavily but if chapter titles like, 'History of the Ethnic Restaurant in Britain', 'Dean Mahomed - First Man of Curry', 'Origins of Curry - Is it really English?', 'On the Trail of the Tandoor', and 'The 'Currification' of the World' make your mouth water then this is certainly the book for you.

Buy now : http://godivabooks.com/books.html


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Top international chefs that have collaberated to supply exciting special recipes for "Recipes For Success 2009" to raise money for The Curry Tree Charitable Fund.
Chefs include Cyrus Todiwala OBE, DL ; Mridula Baljekar ; Alun Sperring ; Dipna Anand ; AV Siram ; Babu lal Yadav ; Alfred Prasad ; Mohammed Aslam ; Deepinder Singh Sondhi ; Vikram Sunderam ; Mehernosh Mody ; Monish Gujral ; Vivek Singh ; Jewar Lal ; Chad Rahman ; Prahlad Hegde ; Puneet Arora

All you need to know from 10,000BC to the modern day
(viewed by over 1 million people a year)

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