216 page work produced in full colour is the culmination of three
years research. As well as exploring the factual historical background
to the phenomenon described as 'Britain's National Dish', the book
looks at urban legends surrounding curry and the people, restaurants,
companies, celebrities and characters that have been the backdrop
to a modern multi-billion pound industry.
'Indian' restaurant in Britain has a proud heritage and one that
has made it part of the fabric of the British way of life. The story
is one of hard work, commitment and more than a little humour and
I commend this work to the reader as a celebration of all that has
been achieved in our industry thus far." Rajesh Suri - General Manager,
Tamarind Restaurant, Mayfair, London W1.
you know how lager became the standard for Indian restaurants? ;
Do you know who created chicken tikka masala or the balti? ; Do
you know who introduced the tandoor? ; Do you know when the first
Indian restaurant opened? ; Do you know what goes on 'Behind the
beaded curtain'? Do you know what causes the chilli burn - and what
stops it? - all these questions and more are answered supported
by some wonderful colour and mono pictures.
Authors - Husband-and-wife team Peter and Colleen Grove are leading
experts in the history of ethnic food, and Indian food in particular.
They are regular contributors to radio and TV and are authors of
The Real Curry Restaurant Guide; Curry, Spice and All Things Nice,
and several other restaurant guides and have been editors of Menu
Magazine for over seven years.
1994 at the request of leading Indian restaurants they set up the
National Dome Grading Scheme and have operated a Best in Britain
Awards(BIBA) scheme to highlight excellence in the industry for
the past thirteen years.
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