A Week for Curry Lovers

Mallika Basu - A Week for Curry Lovers

Posted 25th October 2006

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If you needed an excuse to eat Indian food, you’ve got it. It’s National Curry Week in the UK and restaurants across the country are busying themselves with activities like building the tallest stack of papads, making the world’s biggest curry etc.

Menu Magazine, the event organiser, aims to get people to contribute £1 every time they eat curry in a restaurant this week for Oxfam’s relief work in India and Asia. Cor blimey. I may just have to try the Spice Balti on my street corner!

Peter Grove of Menu, said:

“Our figures show 23 million people are eating out on a repeat basis in Britain every year. We are a nation of ethnic cuisine lovers in general, of which curry is top.”

So if you want to do a good deed while stuffing your face, eat a curry this week. A full list of participating restaurants is available here.

And then next week, try cooking one at home.

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