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The Stars Come Out for the British Curry Awards!

It is the time of the year when awards are given out and the British curry industry is no exception.

On 26th November the 14th annual British Curry Awards, once described by David Cameron as ‘the Curry Oscars’, were presented at The Battersea Evolution in London.

Comedian and impressionist Jon Clegg hosted the event and the stars came out in force to support it.  Amongst those attending were comedian Russell Brand, ex-international footballer David Seaman, comedian Hardeep Kohli, TV personalities Kirsten O’Brien, Nina Myskow and Pat Sharp, MPs Sir Vince Cable, Chris Grayling, Brandon Lewis and Baroness Verma, singer Patti Boulaye, DJ Neev Spencer and a clutch of The Apprentice contestants.

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A Rainbow of Curries from Around the World!

I have mentioned before that curried dishes are found all over the world.  Here is a selection of some of the more colourful, and occasionally unusually flavoured, curries, in no particular order:

1.Pink curry veggie wrap.  This features lettuce, tomato and cucumber but it gets its colouring from the key ingredient which is beetroot.

2.Thai yellow curry.  A popular mild but tasty dish made with nutmeg, ginger and coconut milk.

3.Black curry.  A Japanese speciality, it incorporates norikuro which is a black type of seaweed.  The dish is served with often served with a poached egg.

4.Orange halibut curry.  The halibut is chopped into cubes and cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, mustard, orange rind and anchovies to provide an extremely ‘fishy’ tasting curry.

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Indian Food Breaks the Rules – that’s Why it Tastes so Good!

I spotted an article recently about the theory of food pairing.  Originated by popular chef Heston Blumenthal and Francois Benzi, described as a ‘flavour chemist’, it argues that food with matching flavour molecules combine to make the tastiest food.

Apparently an average food ingredient contains some 50 matching flavour molecules while complex substances such as red wine may contain over a thousand.

It is argued that the two main factors that combine to produce a dish’s flavour are ingredients and technique.  Ingredients can be divided into two groups, ‘quiet’ ingredients such as butter, milk, paneer and rice and ‘loud’ ones which include chillies, horseradish, rosemary and tarragon.

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School Kids Grow Their Own Curry!

I am pleased to announce that for the second year the British Curry Club are helping primary school students to grow their own curry ingredients.

Selected schools have already received packets of seeds supplied by Sutton Seeds.  The hope is that the chosen schools will form gardening clubs and post news of their crops on their respective websites or social media pages.  

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