Register for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

By the editor

We’ve all probably heard about the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme but if you run a restaurant you need to register your establishment to take part. Here’s what the Gov.uk website says: “You can use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme to offer a discount to diners…

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Community Comfort

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Community Comfort

We’ve just made a donation and got our copy of Community Comfort and you should too. For a small (or big) donation – it’s your choice – you get 100 great recipes covering breakfast, soups, meat dishes, veggie dishes, you name it they’ve got it covered. And this isn’t some…

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Delayed Saffron Summer opening announced

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Saffron Summer Indian Restaurant

Reigate restaurant showcase for Indian haute cuisine Saffron Summer, a sister restaurant to the award-winning eponymous Indian fine dining restaurant in Chessington, is to open in Reigate in Surrey on Tuesday 14th July. The restaurant which occupies the site of the former Clove restaurant at 15 Church Street in Reigate, had…

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Naunits Gujarati Street Eats

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Channa Chaat Massala

It’s always great when you discover a new source of street food and we were lucky enough to come across Naunit’s Gujarati Street Eats this weekend on a visit to Bury Market. Specialising in a range of traditional vegetarian Gujarati snack foods I tried their Channa Chaat special which came…

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Support your local Curry Restaurant

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support your local curry house

As lockdown eases and the date for restaurants re-opening approaches, now is the time for us all to step up and support our local curry restaurants. They will be taking staff off furlough so their costs will be going up and this is on top of months of low or…

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Zest Quest Asia Summer Challenge

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Restaurateurs CyrusTodiwala OBE DL and Pervin Todiwala have announced the launch of the first Zest Quest Asia Summer Challenge, an exciting on-line spin-off of the popular annual student culinary competition, Zest Quest Asia. The Zest Quest Asia Summer Challenge is likewise geared towards raising the profile, skills and knowledge of…

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Feature Profile: Chef Anjula Devi

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Chef Anjula Devi

It’s always great when we get to profile a chef and today we are lucky enough to hear about the career and working life of chef and author Anjula Devi. Well known for her recipe books, cookery school and charity work, Anjula has been kind enough to share several of…

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Dishoom Recipe Book Review

By the editor

There seems to be a new recipe book published every day at the moment as we all turn ourselves into culinary wizards, or not, depending on your dedication to the kitchen.

Perhaps this is the influence of Bake Off and Master Chef, but either way I have invested in a few of the latest Indian recipe books and will review them over the next few weeks to let you know if, in my opinion, they’re any good or not for the average amateur chef.

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Cloudwater have a Curry Club

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cloudwater curry club

Sounds like a perfect match! And of course it is, great beer and great curry have got to be the country’s favourite duo or close to it. This curry club as taken on a lockdown twist by adding a live cooking class that you can follow from home. Here’s some…

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How do Indian restaurants respond in lockdown?

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indian restaurants in lockdown

The Ambrette’s Dev Biswal reveals lockdown response ingredient/recipe subscription service multi cuisine ‘dark kitchen’ online cooking classes It’s an incredibly difficult time for all restaurants in the country not just the Indian food sector. So it’s always good to see how some are adopting and responding to the challenges. Dev…

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How Many Curry Houses are there in the UK?

By Roving Reporter
How Many Curry Houses are there in the UK?

17,000 (!) Indian restaurants will vanish from the highstreet in the upcoming decade according to Yawar Khan, chairman of the Asian Catering Federation (ACF). That seemed like an awful lot and started us thinking – how many curry restaurants are there in the UK? And are there really so many…

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The History of Curry

By Roving Reporter
History Curry

The History of Curry You probably know that curry comes from India and that there are many different curry dishes. But what were its origins? And how did it end up in the UK? In this blog we’ll be answering those questions. The History of Curry in India The story…

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