Around the world in 80 curries
Jul25

Around the world in 80 curries

With summer now in full swing, the time for a holiday in the sun has also come. Exploring a foreign country, experiencing its culture and… discovering unexpected curries! So even if curry is widely known as originating from India, you can find it in a variety of countries, mainly in Asia, the Caribbean and do we even need to mention the United Kingdom? But you might also come across it in some more surprising places. Here is an...

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Ever wanted to try French curry? Rendez-vous at the pharmacy!
May30

Ever wanted to try French curry? Rendez-vous at the pharmacy!

  When you walk into a French pharmacy, the first thing you notice is that you’re probably not in the right place to buy food, unless you consider medicine a food -but I definitely wouldn’t recommend it. Then you can find cosmetics, toiletries and, if you’re lucky, French curry! Now, if you’ve ever been to France maybe you’re familiar with Brittany, the western region famous for its rain, wind, fishing boats, crepes and...

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Is Curry British?
Oct18

Is Curry British?

Can we say the British invented curry? Not exactly to be honest, but we certainly named it and popularised it all over the world. Curry as a word emerged on the 18th century, when the British traders first travelled to the subcontinent and amazed by the exotic sauces they were seeing, they asked about their name and the answer was “kari”.  The word itself means sauce in the Tamil language, but it didn’t take too long for the new...

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Cut VAT for restaurants in the UK!

The Federation of Bangladeshi Caterers (FoBC) and the Asian Caterers Federation (ACF) are currently campaigning for a cut in VAT in the hospitality sector.  The organisations represent between them, some 35,000 UK Asian eateries – including Indian, Chinese, Thai, Malaysian, and Bangladeshi cuisine, encompassing both restaurants and takeaways – and believe that the current VAT for restaurants is too high.  At present, the...

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Curry for Change
Jul02

Curry for Change

Last month, Brits across the country gave back to the nation that gave them their love of spice by partaking in Curry for Change month.  Find Your Feet, a small charity which raises funds for the most remote areas of India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe, started the Curry for Change initiative as a way for Brits to eat well and feed others simultaneously. Find Your Feet declared June Curry for Change month, and a variety of eateries...

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