Is the industry in a curry crisis?
Sep07

Is the industry in a curry crisis?

With VAT currently at 20% the Indian food industry claim we are in the middle of a curry crisis with many restaurants struggling to stay open. Curry Culture have been made aware of the shocking reality facing many restauranteurs throughout Britain.  Reports suggest a 40% drop in trade for 2012, meaning a severe lost for the £3.6 billion-a-year curry trade. Industry leaders are putting pressure on the Government to cut VAT before the...

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The confusing world of restaurant food hygiene ratings explained
Aug30

The confusing world of restaurant food hygiene ratings explained

The Food Standard Agency website states that they “Help consumers choose where to eat out or shop for food by giving them information about the hygiene standards in restaurants, cafés, takeaways, hotels and food shops.” The scheme ensures each restaurant is given a fair rating, they are inspected by a food safety officer from their local authority then awarded with a score. The scheme helps customers make up their minds,...

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Onam festival
Aug29

Onam festival

Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated by the people of Kerala, India and observed by Malayali Hindus.  The Onam festival falls during the month of Chingam (August–September) and lasts for ten days.  This year the festival falls on 29th August.   Background of the Onam festival Vishnu is one of five popular Hindu gods.  It is his fifth avatar, Vamana (a descendant of god as human form) that is celebrated during Onam. The ancient...

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Hena’s Luxury Chocolates review
Aug23

Hena’s Luxury Chocolates review

We all rate a meal experience on the food, service and atmosphere but it’s usually the attention to detail that’s the difference between a good meal and a great one. Branded cutlery and crockery instil a sense of  sophistication and a perception of higher quality and it’s these subtle additions that can differentiate a restaurant from its competitors.  There are many other items that restaurants choose to personalise...

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British grown curry?
Aug01

British grown curry?

A Government report has highlighted how growing curry ingredients could be the future of British farming sustainability. With the farming and agricultural industries struggling in the current economic climate and with the soaring costs of imported food, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), has identified the need for more varied and home-grown produce.  As a major player in the UK food market, the Indian...

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