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("For those who need & have not")

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

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.

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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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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 185

May 2012

19th May 2012

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


* Masterchef finalist teams up with Mushroom Bureau................
* Noodle House comes to Great Britain............................
* 2012 World's Best 50 Restaurants..............................
* Olympic winning dish reproduced for Tiffin Cup......................
* 15th National Curry Week to celebrate 'Currification of the World'....
* Papa John's announces expansion plans...................
* Donostia to bring a taste of Basque country to London.........
* Caipirinhas On The Cam................
* National Curry Week to support povery charity...................
*Curry colleges target people hungry for change......................
* Local family opens 'Little Hong Kong' restaurant...................

Seven Islands whisky introduced.....

Barilla has world's biggest Pasta Box.....

EAT! Newcastle/Gateshead.........



Remarkable Television are making a third series of SuperScrimpers for Channel 4 and looking for over- spenders to take part!



If your spending in one area is getting you into financial trouble and you're desperate for help - we want to hear from you!!
Remarkable Television are looking for serious over spenders to appear in a show for Channel 4.
We want to help the great British Public make their money go further so we're looking for families, couples, singles or groups of friends that seriously need to rein in their spending.
Whether you're addicted to shopping, a sucker for the latest gadgets or designer wears, spend a fortune on your beauty treatments, or spoil your kids rotten, we can help!
If you are a self confessed over spender then we want to hear from you!!

For more information, please email or call 0333 577 7773, leaving your name, contact details and mention that you are applying as a group and a member of the production team will contact you directly. All landline calls will be charged at your local rate and mobile may vary.

Remarkable Television's production team will try and reply to you but cannot guarantee that they will be able to reply to each message received.

Remarkable Television will use any information provided by you for the purpose of selecting participants for the programme and will only share information with Channel 4 and any independent contractors involved in the programme.


Tamarind Review by Zoe Perrett
Purple Poppadom wins Welsh title........
Meal fit for a Queen from Spice Route...
Benares - a medal winner for summer......
Treasures of the Sea from Babur.........
New venture for Itihaas...........
Mango Lounge Diamond Jubilee menu...


Il Convivio celebrates Chelsea Flower Show......
Diamond Jubilee at Caravaggio.......

Ignite your tastebuds at Wulumuchi...


The Food & Cooking of India by Mridula Baljekar

£14.99 Published October 2011(click here)

The Red Hot Chilli Cookbook

published by Ryland, Peters and Small is available on Amazon and on general release from the end of February, priced at £16.99(click here).

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, CurriesOnline
8-14 October

National Eating Out Week 2012

Focus On
 FOOD & DRINK OF Venezuela

Archived Articles...
from 2006 onwards


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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