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?

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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

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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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National Curry week is here

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To claim your 25% off your food bill visit their website (follow this link for curry discounts) enter your postcode and a list of participating restaurants in your area will magically appear. You can then click on the icon for the restaurant closest to you and a form pops up…

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National Curry Week 2019 is Almost Here

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7th to 13th October The 21st annual National Curry Week is almost upon us and gives you a great chance to support your local curry house and make a contribution to “Curry for Change” the charity partner of the event. Participating restaurants will give you 25% off your bill and…

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An Interview with Dev Biswal, Asian Chef of the Year

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Dev Biswal

We had the pleasure of interviewing the Asian Chef of The Year, Dev Biswal recently and it was a great perspective on what it takes to be successful in the highly competitive world of curry. BACKGROUND Dev grew up in Calcutta and studied at catering establishments in India, Dubai and…

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10 facts you might not know about curry

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Curry Culture

Curry has become an iconic and favourite dish in British society over the past few decades. We all have our favourites on what to order when dining out. Curry is as diverse as it is delicious, and there are plenty of interesting facts about curry that you probably didn’t know.…

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Zest Quest Asia 2019

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Good to see Cyrus Todiwala continuing to help British students build their Asian cookery skills. This really is the only route to a sustainable supply of great talent on the UK. If we always rely on overseas chefs being brought in to fill the skills gaps the industry will always…

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Curry for Change

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Restaurants in Crisis – Really?

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So last week I got a press release announcing the opening of the nominations of the Asian Curry Awards. Nothing strange there, I’ve received lots of these and have been invited to the awards before. But as I read the release it made me feel uneasy about the direction the…

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Eat Curry – Get Cleverer

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UK’s Top 30 Asian & Oriental Chefs are feted at House of Commons

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The nation’s favourite Asian and Oriental chefs, as determined by popular public vote, have been announced by the Asian Catering Federation [ACF]. The top thirty were invited to a special presentation ceremony being held in the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons on Monday 15th May 2017. The event…

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