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 healthy alternative to traditional hot sauces.” We’ve not tried any of them so can’t vouch for how they taste but it certainly sounds like an interesting choice of gift and gives you a wide selection of flavours. They also claim to be sustainable with recyclable and/or reusable packaging and refill pouches for those who would like to re-order. Their range…

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Here is a Christmas gift idea that looks good to me

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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 Edinburgh have produced a range of five teas, one for each of the five whisky producing regions of Scotland. Taking their inspiration from the different malt whisky flavours of each region they have created five new loose leaf teas. These are: Lowland Whisky Tea: a lime citrus and vanilla taste Campbeltown Whisky Tea: a chocolate and plum taste and a…

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The Birmingham Balti Bowl Company

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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 be from India, Bangladesh or Pakistan, you were wrong. We have interviewed Balti Warrior, Andy Munro and he filled us in on the background and put us right in no uncertain terms – Balti is from Birmingham and the original bowls are made there too. Read about the history of the Balti in our article “The History of the Balti…

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A Trio of Chutneys from The Truckle Cheese Company

By Nick Benton

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…

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Community Comfort

Community Comfort

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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…

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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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Lion Stout Beer Review

Lion Stout from Sri Lanka

By the editor

The nice people at KBE Drinks were kind enough to give sample bottle of Lion Stout to try at a recent trade show and although I am not always the…

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Bombay Bicycle Beer Review

Bombay Bicycle Beer Review

By the editor

So the nice people at KBE drinks were kind enough to give me a bottle of Bombay Bicycle IPA to taste at a recent Casual Dining trade show, so as…

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Steenbergs Spice Blends

Steenbergs Spice Blends For Christmas

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If you are looking for something a little different as a stocking filler these maybe worth trying. I’ve not tested them, or even seen them, I just got their press…

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Naaantastic T Shirts

By the editor

Curry Themed T Shirts curryculture.co.uk has teamed up with a leading UK design agency to launch a new line of curry themed t-shirts. I know it sounds insane but wait…

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Goa Premium Beer Review

By the editor

So I was recently sent a couple of bottles of Goa premium craft beer to review and as I am partial to a pint or two, this was no great hardship.

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A Brief History of India Pale Ale

By the editor

India Pale Ale (IPA) has seen a huge increase in popularity in the last few years, originally from the craft brewers of America (we can’t laugh at their fizzy rubbish…

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