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Issue 212

August 2014

19th August 2014


* Korean TV Show for Judy Joo..............................
* Bam Bou the place to go..............................
* Consumer eating out rises 4%...........................
* 2nd Indian Platform for Glasgow.................................
* New Steak & Lobster restaurants from Bourgee...............................
* Curry Capital of Britain 2014 teams announced.....................................
* Bradford has no intention of giving up title...............................

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Try Red Rose Canape Cake.............

Try gastronomic adventure with Knorr..........
Lizi's launches new granola bars......


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

Tricia Tillotson and Team Bradford lay their plans for a challenge on yet another Curry Capital of Britain title.



Rpyal Bengal Review by Paul Motley.......


Ping Pong launches new summer specials...



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


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
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'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

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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.

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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
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