Tuck into a tasty tikka or go crazy for jalfrezi during National Curry Week 7 – 13 October 2019 which marks 21 years of celebrating the nation’s favourite cuisine while raising money for charity.
Customers at participating curry houses, restaurants and pubs will get 25% off their food bills during the seven-day festival by downloading a voucher from www.nationalcurryweek.co.uk. To help people find their local participating food outlet, the website features a Curry Map of the UK with a handy postcode restaurant-finder.
National Curry Week can also be celebrated at home as sponsors Kingfisher Beer – India’s no.1 beer – have produced a cookbook with delicious spicy dishes. From Bombay to Britain contains recipes from 50 of the UK’s finest Indian restaurants and is endorsed by celebrity chef Dipna Anand. Priced £14.95, it is available from Amazon and all proceeds go to Curry for Change that supports Asia and African communities to help beat hunger.
As part of the hottest event on the calendar, Kingfisher Beer is partnering with Street Feast on 10 October to serve up an immersive foodie experience at Hawker House indoor market, just five minutes from London Bridge, that will bring together the best of the UK’s curry street food scene for one night only.
Rob Pietre-Cambacedes, Kingfisher Beer UK’s Brand Manager, said: “We are proud to sponsor this great week which supports the British curry sector and a very worthy charity. It is also designed to create fun for curry lovers and increase awareness and appreciation of the many different cooking styles from countries of the Indian subcontinent. We’re expecting this to be the most successful National Curry Week in its 21-year history.”
Find out more at www.nationalcurryweek.co.uk
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In 2018, research from retail technology company Ubamarket revealed that curry had replaced spaghetti bolognaise and roast dinners as the nation’s favourite home-cooked recipe.
National Curry Week’s sponsor is Kingfisher Beer UK, India’s no.1 lager which is crisp, clean and unfailingly refreshing, its deft balance of light bitterness and citrus makes for a perfect partnership with the heat and spice of even the richest curry. Brewed for over 150 years to an authentic and most venerable recipe, Kingfisher is the Real Taste of India. Bottled 330ml and 650ml, 4.8% ABV, draught 4.3%.
Official charity partner is Curry for Change which uses people’s love of curry to help change the lives of rural families in Asia and Africa who suffer from hunger by providing communities with the means to grow their own food and giving access to vital information on nutrition and health. All proceeds from a cookbook From Bombay to Britain available from Amazon priced £14.95 and produced by Kingfisher go to the charity.
Award-winning chef Dipna Anand has given her support to the campaign. Dipna has her own TV series Dip in Kitchen on B4U Music and is co-owner of the famous Brilliant Restaurant in Southall. She is author of the Beyond Brilliant cookbook and runs her own cookery school, as well as being a guest chef lecturer at The University of West London.
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