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 box was sent free of charge. I will always review products honestly, so here is what I thought. The pandemic has driven home food delivery offerings through the roof and East at Home fits into the relatively new space of fresh cooked food from a restaurant kitchen but delivered chilled for you to finish preparing at home when you are ready. This makes a having a “takeaway” style meal easier to plan as you can take the delivery one day…

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Magic Meals from Mandira

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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 days, here’s what we thought. Mandira’s Kitchen, based in Surrey, offer hand made, small batch Indian meals prepared with fresh produce made to family recipes. These are then frozen and delivered to your door ready for eating right away or for storing in your freezer for up to 6 months. We went for the first option and pretty much ate them right away and we were glad we did as overall, they were lovely. Rather than try to write long…

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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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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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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

By the editor

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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