Interview With Curry-loving Alan Davies

  Comedian Alan Davies has had a  diverse career, from playing characters as varied as the idiosyncratic Jonathan Creek to more serious roles in shows like Lewis. More recently, he has cemented himself firmly in the nations psyche as the loveable joker on hit panel show QI. C: Hi Alan, I bet you have some great curry stories to share with our […]

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Rick Stein on India

With nearly 30 years in the public eye, seafood loving Rick Stein has seen it all. Born in Churchill, Oxfordshire to as he puts it, bonkers parents who loved to travel, in a way Rick was always predisposed to wander the globe. At the age of 19, a little disillusioned with private education and still […]

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The employment issues eating away at today’s curry houses.

In 1810, the UK saw the opening of The Hindoostane Coffee House founded by Sake Dean Mahomed; the first Indian restaurant to arrive in the UK. Just over 200 years later, the same building stands in Westminster, proudly wearing a commemorative badge, and curry holds the title for the nation’s favourite dish. In an industry said to be worth billions, restaurants should be thriving […]

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Is Food Fashionable?

LAZY BONES, THE recently launched restaurant in London Farringdon, serves up fancy fast food with a surrounding of quirky interior design. When a friend slumped down next to me with her ‘starter’, she was carrying a bag of sour cream and chive popcorn. What may have been confined to the walls of cinemas has emerged as a savoury restaurant snack, and popped corn […]

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There’s more to the perfect meal out than just great food

WE ALL HAVE our favourite restaurants. The little Italian down the road, the quirky café on the corner, maybe the ultra-modern curry house in the city centre. When asked why, your reasons for favouring a particular restaurant is probably the fantastic food, but there is so much more to a dining experience – the atmosphere, the ambience, the service! […]

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The New East India Company

The Company that helped shape Britain’s consumption and traditions is now reborn… WORDS BY MARIANNE VOYLE Hidden away from the bustle of London’s Regent Street is a grand store gleaming with rows of enticing, luxurious food and drink products from India. After 135 years of company inactivity, this store was opened in 2010 to continue […]

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