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Issue 209

May 2014

19th May 2014

NEWS HEADLINES

June edition : Best In Britain 2014 (BIBA) Awards

STOP PRESS : News from our own Mridula Baljekar at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Beijing "I've won! Best in the World"

* Dhabba Lane launched to offset boring sandwiches....................................
* Japanese diet may improve life expectency.............................
* Scottish Curry Awards 2014 announced.............................
* Danidh restaurant Noma regains title.........................
* Best of South Asian Cooking Comes to UK..................................
* Welsh Curry House of the Year 2014...............................
* Leading Basmati brand donates rice to the hungry.................................
* Cyrus Todiwala wins BBC Food & Farming Award.................................
* EU bans Indian Mangoes...........................
* Harpenden school's curry charity challenge................................
* Editorial : Heston proves to be a curry fan from way back............................
* Harrogate welcomes Great Taste 2014.............................
* BBC sports commentators to run curry challenge during Glasgow Games....

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Drink
Colorado the beer state..................

Products
Manomasa - tortillas with spirit........

Features

The Origins of Lababdar..........
The Origins of Railway Lamb Mutton Curry............
Curry is older than thought...................
The history of Chicken 65....................

The British Curry Scene......................

New leisure tops are available for National Curry Week in October

Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef 2014

Helena Rizzo is the chef and co-owner of Mani in São Paulo's upscale Jardim Paulistano suburb, where she marries traditional Brazilian ingredients and culinary philosophies with modern technique and a dash of international influence.

Vikram Sunderam, ex Bombay Brasserie has won the coveted James Beard title of Best Chef Mid Atlantic 2014 in USA

RESTAURANT

Asian
Curry on Brilliant......................
Karnavar - the new kid in town.................


NEWS.

Italian
Spring treats at Pescatori...............

Portuguese
Canela opens in Covent Garden.........

BOOKSHELF

BEYOND BRILLIANT

by Dipna Anand

published by RMC at £20

ROAST a very British Cookbook
by Marcus Verberne
published by Absolut Press £25 hardback

Mr Todiwala's

BOMBAY

by Cyrus Todiwala

published by Hardie Grant £25 hardback

Get your copy of the new ebook edited by Peter Grove for National Curry Week with illustrated recipes from over 30 of the world's top Indian chefs
All proceeds go to charity
Amazon Kindle just £2.58

or

'Spice Roots - The Signature Dishes'
Amazon Kindle just £1.88
with proceeds to charity

The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook by Mridula Baljekar

At last 300 classic recipes and 1500 photos from the doyenne of Indian cookery books

£14.99 from Amazon


click on cover for review

Vivek Singh produces new Kitchen Bible

Cinnamon Kitchen - The Cookbook

"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


Click on the book to view or download

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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2014

Team members from Bradford discuss their Curry Capital of Britain 2013 victory on TV


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