Sheffield College Student Triumphs

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Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala reveal plans for a new Zest Quest Asia challenge in the new year.

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Seminars Cover Culinary History

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Zest Quest Asia, the competition designed to stir students’ tastebuds towards Asian textures and flavours, has gone the extra mile since the January launch of the Zest Quest Asia Tilda Challenge, its newest online spin-off sponsored by Tilda Foodservice. Over 1,100 students and nearly 70 lecturers in 21 colleges across…

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Mandira’s Kitchen Lockdown Valentine’s Day Special

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Having been lucky enough to try some of Mandira’s food recently, this looks like one good option for those of you who celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whatever you decide to do, we hope you will support your local restaurant or hospitality business because they will have been having a horrible time…

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New Zest Quest Asia for 2021

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Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala reveal plans for a new Zest Quest Asia challenge in the new year.

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British Curry Awards 2020

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So despite the pandemic, the team at the British Curry Awards made a great effort last week to make sure 2020 did not pass without recognising some great individuals and businesses in the wonderful (still) world of curry. In the 16th running of this annual awards ceremony, which I have…

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Magic Meals from Mandira

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We were fortunate enough to receive a sample of some of Mandira’s Kitchen Indian freezer meals last week and having had the chance to try them over the last few days, here’s what we thought. Mandira’s Kitchen, based in Surrey, offer hand made, small batch Indian meals prepared with fresh…

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British Curry Day to Remember Curry Pioneers

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Back The Bhaji’ – to celebrate the end of lockdown, support the curry industry, commemorate curry pioneers

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British Curry Day Launched

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British Curry Day

Now here’s something we can all get behind and help celebrate (hopefully), and an excellent way to help inject some much needed income into the hard pressed hospitality sector. Enam Ali MBE (founder of the British Curry Awards and Le Raj Restaurant) and the team behind Spice Business Magazine have…

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Cafe Spice Namaste Patrons Launch Appeal

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It’s not often you see this kind of support from customer’s of a restaurant but I guess it’s both a sign of the massive problems facing the industry and also heart warming to see that they are willing to help out the owners. Here is the full news story…. Loyal…

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Vegan Chilli Sauces

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Another Christmas gift idea has been sent to us and one that will appeal to the Vegan curry lovers in your friends and family. Chilli No 5 describe this as “A revolutionary line of gourmet chilli sauces packed with superfoods”. The range launched on October 31st and “is offering food lovers a luxurious and…

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Last Chance to Dine Out at the Ambrette Before Lockdown

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Bottomless Prosecco & Lager Lunch and Dinner – Available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday As as result of the recent lockdown news, we have decided to open the Ambrette in Canterbury and Margate to dine in customers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. We have plenty of stock to get…

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Delhi House Cafe Reviewed

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Who opens a restaurant in a pandemic? Well one correct answer is the Delhi House Cafe now open and accepting bookings in the Corn Exchange in Manchester. I’ve been under a 6 week lockdown for various medical reasons so had to delay my first visit but finally, last Sunday, my…

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