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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined a series of initiatives to help the hospitality and leisure industry recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The main measures were announced as part of this year’s Budget on 3 March, with further help unveiled on 10 March. The VAT cut of 5% for hospitality, tourism and leisure, down from the … Continue reading "Home"
The pandemic and what it means for you Last month, I discussed the new points based system which is likely to open up the labour market and will be of significant interest once the lockdown is over and life returns to the new normal. Of particular interest to the hospitality industry will be the return … Continue reading "Home"
Brick Lane, located in Tower Hamlets in the East End of London, has been associated with curry and South Asian cuisine since the 1970s. Like the ‘Curry Mile’ in Manchester, the area has become synonymous with not just the food, but also the culture, and over the years has earned itself the name – ‘Banglatown’. … Continue reading "Home"
Rafique Hayder OF BANGLA TOWN sets sight on several sectors
After a monumental success in wholesale and retail businesses, entrepreneur Rafique Hayder is keen to make great strides in other industries – software, property development and hotels. On the opening day of his second and bigger Bangla Town Cash and Carry branch in East London’s Barking, the confident businessman shares plans of his entry into other sectors, in a conversation with Curry Life Magazine.
It is difficult to imagine Indian food without the fragrance and flavours of spices. The tantalizing aromas, vibrant colours, and of course the spicy, sweet and tangy flavours make all dishes stand out. Often home cooks, who love experimenting with different cuisines and recipes, strike off Indian dishes from their list because of the number … Continue reading "Home"
RECIPE by Chef Yogesh Datta Chef-Patron Yogesh Datta Long regarded as one of finest Indian chefs of his generation, Yogesh Datta brings a strong sense of tradition to his cooking yet marries it with just the right sense of modernity and flourish. Born in Shimla, a hill station in northern India, Datta initially honed his … Continue reading "Home"