National Curry Week 2016

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National Curry Week has finally arrived, the celebration of over 200 years worth of great curry in the United Kingdom runs from the 10th – 16th October. This week never fails to bring out the best on offer across the nation, and we thought, why not give you; the reader,…

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Our tribute to Peter Grove

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peter grove passed

Peter Grove (74) has suddenly passed away on 15th June. He was on holiday with his wife on Gran Canaria when he suffered a fatal heart attack. Peter was the founder of National Curry Week and the Curry Tree Foundation, which have raised funds for several charities since they’ve been…

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Fasting and praying. What do Muslims eat during Ramadan?

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ramadan food

The holy month of Ramadan started yesterday Monday 6th for over 1.2 billion Muslims all around the world. Faithful Muslims will spend every day of the holy month fasting and praying from dawn to sunset, in order to purify the soul and get closer to God. But what are the…

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Taking care of customers is a duty, not an option

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food allergy laws

Two years after the sad event, yesterday justice has been served for Mr. Paul Wilson and his family. Paul, who suffered from a severe peanut allergy, died from anaphylactic shock after eating a take away meal from an Indian restaurant in North Yorkshire on January 2014. The curry house owner,…

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5 incredible benefits of curry powder

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curry benefits

Maybe the benefits on health are not the main reasons why we love curry powder so much but that’s it. The tasty powder is also a magic powder, apparently. Curry is made up of several ingredients that may vary depending on the region. Usually these are: coriander, turmeric, cumin, cardamom, mustard,…

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Our tribute to Tim Bacon

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Tim Bacon passed away last Friday 29 April, after a long battle with cancer. He was the founder and Chairman of Living Ventures, the successful company owning many popular bar and restaurants in Manchester, such as Artisan, Australasia and Gusto. From Tanzania, where he had spent his childhood, to the North…

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The Minority Business Engagement Hub: helping all of Greater Manchester’s Asian restaurants

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The minority business market makes up 30% of the entire economy of the Greater Manchester region; most of these enterprises are on the smaller end of the scale and many struggle to integrate properly within Manchester socio-economic society. This is where the Minority Business Engagement Hub wants to change things,…

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The Curry House Crisis

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curry houses closing down

The curry house has been part of the fabric of British society for quite some time now, so much so that you would be hard pressed to find a high street in the UK without an Indian, Bangladeshi, Thai or other curry-loving type of cuisine. However this might not be the case for…

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Matching Your Favourite Curries With The Best Beers

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It’s well known that nothing washes a good curry down quite like a nice cold beer. And this isn’t just a modern phenomenon, the tradition dates back to the 1920s when Prince Axel of Denmark visited London’s Veeraswamy (the UK’s oldest surviving Indian restaurant) and brought with him his own…

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Restaurant finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch

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At last an awards event where there are some recognised judges. I realise awards events need to make money to fund themselves but many simply seem to be an exercise in self-promotion, with no real competition involved. It’s interesting to see that these organisations are at least trying to address…

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5 things I hate about your website

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OK restaurant owners (and takeaways / hotels / bars etc.) I recently read a guide to website design for the hospitality industry and to be honest it was absolute rubbish and didn’t list any really important elements needed on a restaurant website. So as a regular user and often frustrated customer…

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Asian Curry Awards finalists to be announced at House of Commons lunch

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The finalists in the 5th Asian Curry Awards are being announced at a special networking lunch in the Terrace Pavilion at the House of Commons on Monday 12th October. Restaurateurs will have the chance to meet the local MPs and discuss challenging issues facing the curry restaurant and takeaway industry…

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