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

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Est. 1996
as Menu Magazine

Mood Food Magazine
(Bringing you news & information for 15 years)
The web's favourite for news and views from the ethnic food, drink & restaurant industry.
Navigate by clicking on the section headings below, then by choosing a headline to read a story

Issue 187

July 2012

19th July 2012

National Curry Week's
'Team Curry'
Click to visit Britain's elite Indian restaurants recommended as the quality standard


* Staggering supersize samosa sets world record............................
* Vikram Sunderam voted best chef at Rammys..............................
* TripAdvisor names 2012 Travellers' Choice Restaurants...............
* Lucknam Park to open cookery school in Autumn..................
* Winner of Tiffin Cup announced..........................
* Red Chillies help shed flab...........................
* Chef Scott Hallsworth to launch new Japanese restaurant Wabi......
* LOCOG efforts to curry favour lead to city confusion..............
* Fishy business in Singapore................................
* Launch of 2012 Asian Curry Awards...........................

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Banrock supports butterflies........
Pusser's Rum targets specialist audiences...............

Restaurant Show 2012 Review...............
West Dean Chilli Fiesta..................
Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2012...........

Thai Taste launches range of products.....................

Check out 'Spag Bol Day' 20th November 2012 as part of National Eating Out Week.

14th July was Beefgiving Day in Australia
My name is Deborah Bryan. I am currently working for my client Meat & Livestock Australia. The video is rather amusing as it pokes fun at two Australian politicians who rarely get along. I decided to reach out to Mood Food first because I am a big fan of your site .


Stephen Gomes od Moksh gets Chef of the Year from Curry Guide's Pat Chapman

The team from Wolverhampton Council launch their bid for Curry Capital of Britain 2012

You could win £20,000

There is a brand new ITV show where they are searching for people to apply for the show. This is the biggest ever search for Britain's best loved recipe, and it’s a competition that anyone can enter, all it takes is the ability to cook one delicious dish. The winning dish from the series will earn its owner a substantial cash prize of £20,000 as well as the pride of seeing their dish on the shelves of Marks & Spencer across the country (with all proceeds going to charity).
They are currently looking for some people to apply with great curry recipes.
Click here to see details.


Saffron launches Apprenticeship scheme..... by Paul Motley
Prithi Review by Peter Grove
Happy Birthday for Babur................
Review : Taste of Mogul Twickenham....
Review : Amani Epsom by Mridula Baljekar...........
Itihaas opens at Selfridges....................
Bombay Brasserie & Taj open new venture....


Feast on lobster at Pescatori...............
Taste of the Dolomites at L'Anima........
Taste of summer sunshine from Prima.....

River view at new Blue Elephant........


The Food & Cooking of India by Mridula Baljekar

£14.99 Published October 2011(click here)


by Gurpareet Bains

ISBN 9780957143821

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 :

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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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Sponsored by
Patak's, S&A Foods with Asda, Fox's Spices, CurriesOnline, Haury Bikers Great Curries.
8-14 October

National Eating Out Week 2012
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Mood Food Magazine, Spaghetti House Group

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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

Check out the Mood Food Top 30 Indian restaurants 'Best in Britain Awards' & the supporting Top 100 in the
Mood Food 'Best in Britain Awards' 2011(click here)

Mood Food is published by FSR, London, England © 2012

Deputy Editor :



Peter J. Grove
Colleen Grove

Mridula Baljekar

Paul K. Motley
Zoe Perrett

Editorial office:
PO Box 416 Surbiton, Surrey, England, KT1 9BJ

Tel: 020 8399 4831




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