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Choose from over 2000 of the UK's best-known retailers including many popular names such as Amazon, M&S, Argos, John Lewis and HMV, and when you shop using the links on our site up
to 15% from every purchase you make is donated to The Curry Tree Charitable Fund.

It doesn't cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds for your cause using the Easyfundraising site, and as many retailers now give extra discounts when you buy online, you can even save money! There Are even monthly competitions so you could be a winner. Go to now and sign up completely free.

The Curry Tree
("For those who need & have not")

Official charitable fund for National Curry Week & National Eating Out Week

, According to FAO figures the number of malnourished people worldwide increased by 75 million in 2007 to an estimated total of 925 million.

, The Indian restaurant sector provides around 170 million meals a year, sufficient for nearly 3 meals per person of the UK population.

, One child in the world dies every 5 seconds from hunger related causes.

, 23 million people in Britain eat out regularly ( more than once each year).

Together we can help by taking the pound pledge

If all 23 million of us join the Tree, just think what we could do.

Funds raised will be allocated to deserving causes around poverty, disaster and malnutrition each year by the trustees which include some of the top people in the Indian restaurant sector.

For further information call
020 8399 4831 or visit
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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.

"Nothing should stop us from helping those who are less fortunate than us." - Rajesh Suri, CEO Tamarind

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Issue 181

January 2012

19th January 2012

'Team Curry'

Visit Britain's best Indian restaurants recommended as the quality standard


* Court Case win for copycat claim.....................................
* Restaurateur speaks of shock after brawl................................
* Northern Restaurant Show returns to Manchester..............................
* Argy Bhaji over Darlington awards claim..................................
* India chef opens in Bahrain............................
* Seniors named as UK best fish and chip shop...................................

18 or under? - Can you cook curry? - Enter the national Junior Curry Chef Competition? - Great Prizes and mega publicity - Click on the link below to see more details

Vinturi Wine Aerator available in UK...

Management software helps Giraffe sales.....
Schwartz collaborates with Chef Maria Elia................
Chilli Chocolate for Valentines.......
Healthy new blends for Tilda.............

Mother's Day recipe................


High Taste, low calorie menu for La Porte des Indes.................
Mint Room opens in Bath..................


New Concept in Southern Italian dining.....

Blue Elephant on the move................


Ken Hom's 100 Easy Chinese Suppers' from Ebury Publishing, will be released on 5 January 2012, and will be available from all good bookshop at £7.99


270 x 180 mm

312 pages

135 Colour Photographs

ISBN 978 0 7148 6387 0

FISH: Recipes from the Sea



Published: 13 February 2012

Price: £29.95

Gurpareet Bains, author of the No. 1 best-selling Indian Superfood, presents Indian Superspices: lab-inspired recipes to help with everyday ailments such as colds, PMT, hangovers and even insomnia.

His unique approach uses spices in medicinal quantities to alleviate stress, anxiety, allergies and a range of other ailments. It will also help manage weight loss and aid with detox.
Gurpareet already has a large fan base among A-list celebrities and Royalty. He is the creator of the 'world's healthiest meal' and winner of the 2011 English Curry Awards' 'Chef of the Year' title.
On his journey, Gurpareet reveals the amazing secrets of a spice that has been scientifically-proven by the US Food and Drug Administration in the treatment of asthma, diabetes, psoriasis and viral infections, as well as the inhibition of cancer cell growth and improvement of the immune system. Gurpareet proves that Indian cuisine is robust enough to absorb medicinal quantities of spices and still deliver delicious meals.
This Ebook is an extraordinary collection of over 60 recipes augmented with compelling medical research and photography. Indian Superspices is a radical shakeup of the Indian kitchen: a fascinating voyage into virgin gastronomic territory.

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

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8-14 October

National Eating Out Week 2012

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Bombay Brasserie & Chutney Mary in London have been in the Best in Britain Top 30 since the awards started in 1993

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