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"I think The Curry Tree is a brilliant idea. I wish you all the luck for a grand success of this project and I would be delighted to become a Trustee" - Food writer & TV Presenter Mridula Baljekar.

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Issue 191

November 2012

19th November 2012


16th National Curry Week

Great British Curry Quiz
2013
This new event will take place in the first week in May 2013 to launch National Curry Week 2013
Great food, great fun, celebrities and the chance to become the 2013 Quiz champion
(click here to request details)

NEWS

* Qype announces its top restaurants.................................
* Lasan top of the poppadoms.................................
* Bidder wins chef to cook in home.............................
* New Scotland Curry King announced............................
* Wali Uddin - blessed son of two nations.............................
* Super chef makes it three in a row..................................
* Strand Palace Hotel launches Indian restaurant.....................
* Spag Bol declared nation's No 1 dish................................
* Support sustainability but beware of portion distortion...........
* Pizza Pasta Industry Awards 2012.............................
* Bodrul Islam - Spicy Chef of the Year........................................
* Another fantastic National Curry Week.......................................

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Drinks
Japanese drink keeps out the cold..........
India Pale Ale - a brief history.......

Feature
Spices are nature's miracle so why do we keep them secret?...................

Recipe
Recipe from Rayeesa..............

Products
Cirio moves to plastic boittles..................
Laughing Cow blue with 25 calories.............
Black chilli powder pouches...........

STOP PRESS - The owners behind Michelin starred Tamarind recently took over Zaika, onetime home of Michelin starred chef Vineet Bhatia according to Tamarind General Manager Rajesh Suri. The Head Chef at Zaika is the ex head Chef of Benares Navin Prasad.

"The food we will be doing at Zaika is contemporary and not traditional as Tamarind and Imli will continue to do Street food," explained Mr Suri.

Anjum Anand collects her award at the World Food Awards

Vineet Bhatia was surprised to drive past and see himself on a billboard

 

 

Sponsors of Spag Bol Day 2012

RESTAURANT

Asian
Mango Lounge offers Christmas menu...............
Destination Bromley - Cinnamon Culture
Cafe Spice 17 years young...........
Hop & Spice Sri Lankan, Balham...........

Chinese
Chinatown welcomes new Opium Dim Sum............

NEWS.

Thai
Blue Elephant creates Haloween curry....

Mediterranean
Aurelia turns one............................

Mexican
Lupita opens in Spitalifields...................

BOOKSHELF

Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation

Published during
National Curry Week 2012
by Ebury Press £20

 

The Diner's Dictionary - Word Origins of Food & Drink by John Ayto published by Oxford University Press 978-0-19-964024-9 £12.99

The second edition of this really useful book for those fascinated by the meaning of food and drink terms and wanting to settle that annoying argument. The book has 405 pages of very useful material and whilst the purist may disagree with a handful of the definitions it is a must reference book for the foodies library.

Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook

Author Zainab Jagot Ahmed

(published by Autharium RRP £4.99)

"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
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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18-24th November 2012
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