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 a try. It was an eclectic mix, and the six judges had varying degrees of chutney expertise from the “I eat it with everything” to the “not really a chutney person”. Armed with some popadoms rather than their cheese suggestions, we gave them a whirl and here’s what we thought. The scores were a little varied, ranging from fantastic to, it’s very sweet… Chilli and Pineapple – 10/10 The undisputed champion. An excellent balance between sweetness of the pineapple with…

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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 vegetarian I have always enjoyed “no meat” dishes and Indian food presents you with a huge variety of extremely tasty choices. I also like to read a recipe book, not just flick a specific page, so it’s always nice when the author has taken the trouble to expand the contents over and above the recipe pages themselves and Meera has…

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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 great recipes covering breakfast, soups, meat dishes, veggie dishes, you name it they’ve got it covered. And this isn’t some poorly put together back of a cigarette packet recipe book either. First impressions are excellent, nice photos, well laid out, clear recipes and wow what a choice. 140 pages of wonderfullness to try from some brilliant chefs, both professional and home based. I am particularly looking forward to having a bash at the Swahili Pilau Rice because that just sounds…

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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

By the editor

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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Popular Asian desserts reviewed

By the editor

Many restaurants offer a selection of Asian desserts, frozen or freshly prepared, for those of us who like to finish the meal off with something sweet, so we decided to give some of the most popular a try. Here’s what we thought…

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Hena’s Luxury Chocolates review

By Jenni

We all rate a meal experience on the food, service and atmosphere but do restaurant branded chocolates influence our opinion?

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Sainsbury's chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala – Taste test

By Roving Reporter

Chicken tikka masala is one of the most popular Indian dishes in Britain and has become something of a national favourite.

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