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 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 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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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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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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Bipin’s Masala Pastes

By Roving Reporter

I recently read a piece in Red Magazine about Bipin’s Masala Pastes, a convenient way to make authentic Indian cuisine in your own kitchen.

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Chaat-tastic Tamarind Sauce

By Roving Reporter

A few weeks ago we received a product to review – “Chaat-tastic Tamarind Sauce“. We gave it a go and here is what we thought. The story of  Chaat-tastic is…

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British Pie Week

By Roving Reporter

Happy British Pie Week everyone! We all know the British are keen on pies – Meat & Potato, Cheese & Onion, Steak & Kidney… so what better way to show your love for pies than celebrating them during British Pie Week?

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Spicentice Rubs

By Jenni

Spicentice is a family run business that produces spice kits in a variety of cuisines from Indian to Jamaican, herb & spice rubs in handy tins and real Indian fruit chutneys. One of the Curry Culture team recently tested their Tandoori spice rub….

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The Apps War

By Roving Reporter

Today we investigate some of the various curry-related iPhone and smartphone apps to see how well they work. We are only reviewing the free ones today because we know that you may want to “try before you buy”….

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Ruby June’s Curry Sauces

By the editor

So several weeks ago we received a batch of Cornish Curry sauces. As you can imagine, as the area is better known for its Rick Stein fish dishes and pasties, we were sceptical at first. But how wrong were we?

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The Garlic Farm Peach & Mango Chutney

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All the way from the Isle of White, this excellent Mango Chutney was a big hit at Curry Culture HQ.

As the name implies this chutney contains both mangos and peaches and so is ideal for those who like their chutney on the sweet side.

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