We have talked about the multiple benefits of some components of curry before. Some may help to reduce diabetes and other slow down the effects of Alzheimer’s, but now there is news that links curry to the battle against breast cancer. Scientists at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, have found that curcumin – a spice used to make turmeric and present in almost every type of curry – shrinks tumors in mice by about a third and slows the rate at which cancerous cells reproduce. However, the bad news: this doesn’t mean that eating lots of curry is the answer. When we eat curry, most of the spice gets broken…Read the full story
Some years ago Chicken Tikka Masala turned up from India and stole British’s hearts. Since then its status as the nation’s favourite dish has been indisputable. However it wasn’t the only title it conquered, it also became the most popular takeaway, overtaking the fashionable pizza and the beloved hamburgers. But now it seems that our taste in curries has finally moved on, and that CTM (as it’s fondly known in the industry) is being replaced. Obviously, after so long time it still has a place in our hearts, but accordingly to Chaat! Magazine, Jalfrezi, a much hotter dish, is the strong candidate to be British’s new favourite curry. This step forward…Read the full story
The Taste of Britain Curry Festival is set to take place in Slovenia next month.
The annual event, organised and run by UK based Curry Life Magazine, will see Altaf Hussain, master chef at Yuva Fine Fusion of Old North Road, Kneesworth and awarded curry chef, show off his skills at the festival.Read the full story
30 years ago Britain’s high streets met curry with scepticism and suspicion, they didn’t know that curry had arrived to stay and to dramatically change the culture of food in this country. Curry houses brought the British out of their homes to eat, changing the way we think about restaurants; dining out wasn’t only for an occasion anymore, it became something we could do midweek because it was affordable.Read the full story
As we announced last week, the “Curry Oscars” – as Prime Minister David Cameron refers to them – were celebrated last Monday 25th of November with a fabulous ceremony hosted by TV presenter Chris Tarrant and attended by chefs such as James Martin, top celebrities and politicians alike.Read the full story
The countdown to the 9th annual British Curry Awards is now on. They will take place next Monday 25th November at The Battersea Evolution in London. This year will be bigger and better than ever with a new theme promised and a spectacular show being developed by director and producer, Justine Ali, who said “This year we are pulling out all the stops. It is something you will not want to miss”.Read the full story
We know that one of the things that’s so great about curry is its ability to bring communities together. Whether it’s in your favourite Indian restaurant with friends or a home cooked meal with the family; curry is a fantastic treat that gets us around the table enjoying ourselves. But what is it about curry that’s so appealing to so many people? Well obviously it’s delicious. But curry is also extremely cheap to make, with its versatility and richness, curry is the quintessential food economiser. Highly nutritious and really quite easy to prepare; it’s no surprise then that Curry is often the dish of choice for community cooking events. In June, in…Read the full story