Yorkshire Handmade Pies

Review: Yorkshire Hand Made Pies

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Not strictly anything to do with curry (although they make a very acceptable Samosa Pie) but I wanted to give a shout out to the people who make these fantastic pies. I moved to Yorkshire a little over a year ago and was lucky enough to find them online. We’ve since ordered 3 or 4…

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Gary’s Scotch Bonnet & Mango Sauce

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It’s always nice when someone gives you a present, so today my friend Gary brought in some of his homemade Scotch Bonnet & Mango Sauce. So we immediately hot footed it off to Lily’s to buy some of their excellent samosas to give it a taste test. Here’s what we thought: WOW – you certainly…

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Nadiya’s Simple Spices – My Points of View!

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So a few days ago I was asked to give some comments on Nadiya’s Simple Spices by the team at BBC’s Points of View. I must have talked a load of rubbish because I didn’t make the programme but more importantly I did buy the recipe book! Anyway enough waffle, here’s what I thought of the programme (I’ve not cooked any recipes yet). “Nadiya’s Simple Spices” is a delightful and educational television program that brings a fresh perspective to the world of cooking with spices. Hosted by the talented and charismatic Nadiya Hussain, this show is based on the premise of her personal “art masala” spice mix and demonstrates the…

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Nana’s Chutneys are delicious

By the editor

So it’s been a while since I bought these chutneys after seeing them pitched on Dragon’s Den one evening, but I have to say Nana’s Chutneys are some of the best on the market. I bought a three pack of Mango, Sweet Date and Garam Garlic and all are excellent. The Mango Chutney is not…

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East at Home Review

By the editor

East at Home were kind enough to send me a sample “meal at home box for 2” to try last week, so although this is not a paid promotion, the…

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Magic Meals from Mandira

By the editor

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…

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Vegan Chilli Sauces

By the editor

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…

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Here is a Christmas gift idea that looks good to me

By the editor

Not tried it and nothing to do with curry, but mixing two of my other favourite things, tea and whisky together has got to be a good thing. This must be just about the perfect gift for Christmas (and I hope my family is reading this). So Pekoe Tea in…

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The Birmingham Balti Bowl Company

By the editor

The curry world is not just about restaurants, there are a huge number of other businesses, home chefs and curry enthusiasts involved in the industry and today we look at one of them, the Birmingham Balti Bowl Company. If like me you originally thought the Balti and Balti Bowls must…

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A Trio of Chutneys from The Truckle Cheese Company

By Roving Reporter

The Truckle Cheese Co. asked us to review three of their chutneys and give our verdict so after receiving their samples, we sat down in the office to give them…

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Fresh India by Meera Sodha

By the editor

There are plenty of recipe books available today but it’s always great to receive a new one, so when my son got me a copy of Fresh India by Meera Sodha, it was top marks to him. This is a brilliant vegetarian recipe book and although I am not a…

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Community Comfort

Community Comfort

By the editor

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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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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Daddy Cool's Sauces Review

Daddy Cool’s Chilli Sauce – It’s Freakin Hot

By the editor

Daddy Cool’s Sauces Review Hotter than hell at one end of the scale but with a massive range, there’s something for all tastes in this excellent selection. Here’s our Daddy…

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M&S Curry – What’s it like?

By the editor

We all have lazy days when we just cannot be a**ed to cook. Everyone must have them as the convenience food sector continues to grow inexorably towards world domination. You…

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