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Curry crazy Brits will blow more than £30,000 on Indian grub in their lives, so says the
Curry Club. the average Brit will splash out £20-a-month cooking Indian food at home,
according to new research published in the 2013 Cobra Good Curry Guide. It means
that over a 50-year period we could each spend £30,864 on curries. and, despite the
recession, the guide claims that uK curry houses are thriving.
the uK’s 9,000 curry restaurants attract 2.5 million customers a week, according
to Curry Club statistics. Pat Chapman, author of the guide, is confident the industry will
ride out the current recession. He says, “there is doom and gloom being talked about
all restaurants. they’re being hit by the recession like everyone else. But in the long run,
it will be good for the sector. those that offer good food, good service and good value
there are close on 9,000 Indian restaurants and Balti Houses restaurants in the
British Isles. The new Cobra Good Curry Guide, the 11th edition, identifies the nation’s
favourite food at 1,000 venues. the Guide costs £14.95, was established in 1983, is in
its 30th year and has 384 full colour pages. new features include website details and
postcodes to assist navigation. Buy it for find out which restaurant the top curry award
has gone to. It can be ordered at all bookshops.
A forAGEr’S fEAST
spring is in the air and hedgerows and
woodlands will soon be bursting with
delicious edible plants like wild garlic,
nettles, chickweed and hawthorn.
foraging for wild food is fun and its free.
you do need to follow some simple rules
to identify and pick things safely so it pays
to spend time with an experienced forager
if you’re new to it. food safari offers
wild food foraging courses in suffolk,
Cambridge, London and Derbyshire.
there are full day courses combining a
guided foray with a hands-on cookery
workshop, or just a short introduction to
foraging. a course taking place in London
reveals the abundance of delicious and
unusual wild foods growing in the city.
another, called a taste of the Wild is
a morning forays for discovering the
abundance wild greens, nuts and fruits
growing on your doorstep. In october the
focus is on wild mushrooms.