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Mixed reactions over Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out, the latest government scheme aimed to help boost the hospitality sector and encourage diners to get back out, saw up to 83,068 restaurants sign up across the UK. Created by chanceller Rishi Sunak, the scheme, which lasted all of August, meant businesses could claim up to £10 per person back …

HOME IS WHERE THE BHAJI IS !

Ask people to name the most popular home-cooked meal in Britain – and which food comes to their lips? Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding must surely be up there, you’d think. Or perhaps good old favourites like fish and chips or even spag bol? Well you’d all be wrong. Unveiled as the country’s favourite national …

Harrods Welcomes ‘KAMA by Vineet’ at the new Dining Hall

Harrods’ new Dining Hall marks the third phase of the monumental restoration of the store’s iconic Food Halls. Formerly known as the Meat & Fish Hall, the new Dining Hall is designed to be an elevated experience, giving customers the chance to sit and enjoy produce sourced directly from the Roastery & Bake Hall and …

COBRA BEER LAUNCHES MINI KING COBRA

Following the success of multi-award-winning King Cobra, the world’s first Pilsner style lager double fermented with an ale yeast, Cobra Beer is delighted to announce the on-trade launch of Mini King Cobra – the same unique expression of liquid, packaged in a smaller 375ml offering. The Mini King Cobra Launch precedes the imminent relaunch of …

Restaurant chain rocked by ‘Knorr-gate’ scandal

Restaurant chain rocked by ‘Knorr-gate’ scandal The executive chef of the Tamarind chain of Indian restaurants has been embroiled in a row over whether or not he used Knorr chicken cubes to flavour dishes. Michelin chef Karunesh Khanna was alleged to have told a manager that ‘guests didn’t need to know’ and that the cubes …

Indian takeaways second on popularity chart in Britain

Indian takeaways second on popularity chart in Britain In a recent Channel 5 documentary on Britain’s favourite takeaway options, Chinese food was crowned the country’s favourite cuisine, followed by Indian food especially the curry, while fish and chips ranked third. Shockingly, the much-in-demand pizza bagged the fourth spot while the American-inspired burgers came fifth. Earlier …

MICHELIN STARS FOR 2020 UNVEILED

After weeks of tension, chefs across the country can finally breathe a sigh of relief – or disappointment. The Michelin guide for 2020 has been announced, and 29 restaurants across Great Britain and Ireland have been awarded shiny new stars. One hundred and eighty-seven Michelin-Starred Restaurants are featured for 2020, including one new Three Star, …

Kamrul Rules the Waves!

Sole owner of the Shampan Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, Kamrul Hussain, tells Curry Life what it’s like to captain his ship single-handed. Kamrul Hussain is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of the restaurant trade. He started out working in a number of restaurants and takeaways mainly around London and Surrey, from an early …

Amnesty call for undocumented workers

A letter sent to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has urged the Cabinet Minister to offer an “immediate amnesty” to undocumented workers. The letter has been sent by the Bangladesh Caterer’s Association and comes in the wake of COVID-19 and the chaos it’s brought to the UK hospitality industry. The letter argues that undocumented workers …

Secrets is in the Spice

“My secret is in the spice.” And for multi award winning County Durham chef, Syed Zohorul Islam, that magic mix won him another spectacular accolade as he was recently traveling to Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) India, as part of the Taste of Britain Curry Festival team. That accolade came for the Executive Chef at …

The man who introduced Indian Beer to the UK Market

A life sketch – Surojit Walawalkar Eloquent, organised and engaging. These are the words which best describe Surojit Walawalkar, who considers his 11 years with United Breweries Group to be the “pinnacle” of his long career in marketing. As he tells CurryLife his story, successes and failures included, it is clear that every single moment …

New magazine to help curry chefs thrive

Curry Life Media group is to launch its own Bengali publication highlighting all of the industry opportunities available for caterers and chefs. The new Bi-Monthly publication Curry Chef will cover burning issues of the day – handpicking breaking news from around the culinary world – including features, recipes, quiz, competitions, product news and career opportunities …

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