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iEat Foods signs cricket star Moeen Ali as Brand Ambassador
iEat Foods signs cricket star Moeen Ali as Brand Ambassador ieat foods, founded by 29 year old halal food entrepreneur Shazia Saleem, has signed up England International cricket star Moeen Ali to front their 2015 marketing campaign as they look to build on their launch in national supermarkets last year. ieat foods was founded by a Saleem who is a foodie frustrated by years of restricted, 'same old’ boring choices. Bubbling away for years, this frustration fuelled a quest to create the most exciting halal food range in the UK. read more read more


Secrets From My Indian Family Kitchen by Anjali Pathak, out 26th February 2015
Secrets From My Indian Family Kitchen by Anjali PathakAnjali Pathak grew up understanding that spices were magical ingredients and quickly learnt that just a few could transform a simple dish into something extraordinary. Secrets From My Indian Family Kitchen, published in hardcover on 26th February 2015, takes its inspiration from the recipes that Anjali learnt from her famous family in a beautiful collection of authentic Indian dishes and modern creations that are perfect for all cooks. Anjali has carefully picked a selection of dishes for all occasions that are easy to create and don’t need a vast array of ingredients. read more read more
Beyond Brilliant: Inspired Indian Cooking by Dipna Anand, out 1st May 2014

Beyond Brilliant: Inspired Indian Cooking by Dipna AnandShe’s a woman on a mission - a mission to prove that Indian food can be tasty and good for you at the same time. And if anyone can succeed in this mission, it’s Dipna Anand. As the third generation of a family of chefs, Dipna has cooking in her blood. For almost 40 years, her family’s restaurant, the Brilliant, has served Punjabi cuisine of the highest order - praised by everyone from Prince Charles to Gordon Ramsay, who named the Brilliant one of his ‘Best Restaurants’. read more read more

Leading basmati rice brand to donate one million servings of rice to the hungry
Leading basmati rice brand to donate one million servings of rice to the hungryOne of the UK's leading basmati rice brands, Laila Rice, is launching its most ambitious charity project to date - to donate one million servings of rice to the hungry via UK foodbanks. During the campaign, which launches on May 1st 2014, every promotional bag of Laila rice bought will build towards Laila's one million servings target. The Trussell Trust is a key distributing partner in the UK. read more read more
India holds its first ever mango festival in London
Mango Festival in Trafalgar Square, London On Sunday 5th May 2013, the Mayo Boris Johnson's office welcomed the State of Maharashtra to Trafalgar Square in London, providing a global platform to what was the first ever Alphonso mango festival. The festival was supported by chef Sanjeev Kapoor and the State brought thousands of mangoes from Maharashtra to offer free mango lassi shots. read more read more
The Urban Rajah's Curry Memoirs by Ivor Peters, out 9th May 2013
The Urban Rajah's Curry Memoirs by Ivor PetersThe curry industry in Britain is estimated at £1.8bn and employs over 60,000 people. It is fair to say curry has become an integral part of our staple diet but few of us are aware of what ‘authentic’ means when it comes to Britain’s favourite food - how it is cooked and what makes it so sublime. ‘No more!’ cries self-proclaimed Urban Rajah, Ivor Peters whose curry memoirs invoke simple dishes like aloo tikki, tadka and mattar chawal. read more read more
Crowd-sourced venture 'Mummy's Cooking' to train new cooks
<span class="text7">Nelson Sivalingam, Iram Zahid, Jaina  Patel and Kartik Bharadia of Mummy's CookingCrowd-sourced venture Mummy's Cooking, set up by four recent graduates from London, is to help women from vulnerable backgrounds gain skills and employment through the medium of cooking. The idea came to the fab four - Nelson Sivalingam, Iram Zahid, Jaina Patel, and Kartik Bharadia - after forking out to eat in restaurants only to discover the food didn’t match up to Mum’s home cooking. read more read more
Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation, out 11th October 2012
Madhur Jaffrey's Curry NationMadhur Jaffrey, television's most-loved Indian cook, returns for a major new TV series for the Good Food Channel in October 2012. Travelling across Britain, visiting Indian & South Asian communities, Madhur reveals how it's possible to sample virtually the whole of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles. In the 'Curry Nation' book, Madhur showcases her favourite recipes. read more read more
Leicester to test turmeric's cancer-fighting properties
Turmeric rhizome and powderScientists at the Cancer Research UK and National Institute for Health Research Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre in Leicester will investigate whether tablets containing curcumin - found in the spice turmeric - can be safely added to the standard treatment for bowel cancer. read more read more
Curryziest idea yet, curry-scented perfume!
Tears on my pilauKitchen staff at India Dining restaurant in Warlingham, Surrey have come up with the "curryziest" idea yet, a curry-scented perfume! Developed to mark National Curry Week 2011, ‘Tears on my Pilau’ is described as a “delicious” mixture of fragrant oils and a blend of Indian spices. Its top notes consist of cumin, while middle notes include turmeric, chilli and fenugreek. read more read more
Waitrose introduces Indian Wine to the UK
Zampa SyrahBritish retailer Waitrose is the first supermarket to stock wine from India. Having introduced Indian sparkling wine to the UK several decades ago, Waitrose has now launched the Ritu Viognier and Zampa Syrah, as demand for more exotic wines increases. The two wines, a red and a white, are made from traditional grape varieties grown in the Maharashtra region of Western India. read more read more
Arla Foods launches first branded dairy Indian range in the UK
Savera, Indian dairy food range from ArlaArla Foods has announced the launch of its new Indian dairy range 'Savera', which will give Indian consumers the chance to buy authentic fresh Indian dairy produce in mainstream supermarkets. Savera - meaning ‘new dawn’ or ‘morning’ in the Hindi language - was co-created with consumers and Indian chef, Ajoy Sachdev, after three years of research and development. read more read more
Ahimsa Slaughter-Free milk now on sale
Calk sucklingOrganic milk from cows that will be retired to a sanctuary once their milking days has started deliveries to North-West London and parts of Hertfordshire, bringing about a revolution in milk production. Ahimsa slaughter-free milk costs £2:25 a litre and 15p for doorstep delivery. read more read more
Classic Indian Recipes: 75 Signature Dishes by Manju Malhi, Out 4 April
Classic Indian Recipes: 75 Signature Dishes by Manju MalhiManju Malhi developed her passion for Indian cooking as a child from watching her parents cook, and refined her skills while studying in Mumbai for four years. After her award-winning book Brit-Spice was published, she quickly became a household name, famous for simplifying the fine art of Indian cuisine. read more read more
Spiraling cost of rice may halt growth of ethnic foods market in 2011
Basmati riceEthnic Foods, a new report from market intelligence provider Key Note, estimates that the value of the total UK market for ethnic foods and rice was around £1.64bn in 2009, representing an increase of 10.4% on the 2008 value of £1.49bn - largely due to the rise in the cost of rice, without rice it was a much more modest 2.8% increase, about £1.27bn in 2009. right arrow read more
Turmeric extract could help to cure bowel cancers
Turmeric rhizome and powderScientists at the University of Leicester are pioneering the use of an extract of turmeric, the ingredient that gives curry its yellow colour, to target cancer cells. The aim is to use tissue from colorectal tumours to target chemo-resistant cells using curcumin, an extract of the root turmeric. right arrow read more
Lessons in Back-Seat Cooking
Indian crazy chefI am amazed by the number of men, particularly the Asian pot-bellied kind, who share insider cooking tips with their mates over a pint of whisky or two. So to really make these bizarre ‘Smith-n-Jones’ conversations truly edifying, I thought I’d compile a few easy curry cooking lessons for back-seat cooks. No skills or experience is required to master the art of back-seat cooking! right arrow read more
CURRY KINGS OF BRITAIN
Curry Kings of BritainWith the UK ethnic foods market (including rice) worth £1.38bn at retail selling prices in 2006 and curry taking a major chunk of this sector, just who are the real "curry kings" in Britain today? Here I take a look at the top five "curry kings' - Sir Gulam Noon of Noon Products, Kirit Pathak of Patak's, Sir Anwar Pervez of The Bestway Group, the Suterwalla brothers behind the 'TRS' label & Moni Varma of Veetee. right arrow read more
CURRY QUEENS OF BRITAIN
Top six "Curry Queens" in the UKWith the UK ethnic foods market worth £1.38bn at retail selling prices in 2006, is the British curry industry all about men, or have the "curry queens" dared to brave the heat of the mass-manufacturing kitchen? Here I take a look at the top six "curry queens"- Perween Warsi, Meena Pathak, Nighat Awan, sisters Namita & Camellia Panjabi and Geeta Samtani - living in Britain today. right arrow read more
CURRY IS STILL KING OF ETHNIC FOODS
Indian food dominates the UK Ethnic Foods MarketThe demand for curry in Britain continues unabated as Key Note research estimates that the total UK ethnic foods market by 3.7% to £1.15bn at rsp. Sales growth slowed slightly between 2003 and 2005, although the market is thought to have recovered a little in 2006 as a result of higher levels of demand for ethnic foods. read more read more
BEST OF SANJEEV KAPOOR

Best of Sanjeev KapoorBeing asked to choose just five favourites from Sanjeev Kapoor's cookbook armoury is like choosing your favourite sweet from a box of 'Quality Streets'.....you really like them all and you'd rather not just choose one! What I like about Kapoor's recipes is his unashamed love of cooking. He does not compromise on ingredients and doesn't dress up his recipes with fripperies that add to the presentation but not to the taste. read more read more

"....GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD"?
"....Give us this day our daily bread"? Not likely if you can't cook! But help is at hand with our recipes to help you make the prefect roti, paratha, methi paratha or puri. Of course, if it all does end in disaster you can always read our 'Naan' better comparison for the best of naans from the supermarket !
ESSENTIAL UTENSILS FOR THE KITCHEN
Essential Utensils for an Indian KitchenWhat constitutes the essential utensils needed in an Indian Kitchen? Well this depends - do you wish to achieve rusticity, or do you want to cook a great meal? We thought so….here's our list. You can also browse our list of non-essential to downright naff utensils. read more read more
**MORE FOOD STORIES **

Secrets From My Indian Family Kitchen by Anjali Pathak, out 26th February 2015
iEat Foods signs cricket star Moeen Ali as Brand Ambassador (02/15)
EU bans Indian mangoes from 1st May 2014
Beyond Brilliant: Inspired Indian Cooking by Dipna Anand, out 1st May 2014
Leading basmati rice brand to donate one million servings of rice to the hungry (05/14)
India holds its first ever mango festival in London (05/13)
The Urban Rajah's Curry Memoirs by Ivor Peters, out 9th May 2013
Crowd-sourced venture 'Mummy's Cooking' to train new cooks (05/13)
Leicester to test turmeric's cancer-fighting properties (05/12)
Curryziest idea yet, curry-scented perfume! (10/11)
Waitrose introduces Indian Wine to the UK (09/11)
Arla Foods launches first branded dairy Indian range in the UK (09/11)
Surya launches 'Rice for Life' campaign for Pakistan flood victims (09/11)
Ahimsa Slaughter-Free milk now on sale (08/11)
Anila’s Authentic Sauces brand gets a revamp (04/11)
Spiraling cost of rice may halt growth of ethnic foods market in 2011 (01/11)
Turmeric extract could help to cure bowel cancers (09/10)
Sainsbury launches the 'banganpalli' fibreless mango in the UK (07/10)
[Blog] Lessons in Back Seat Cooking (03/10)
Priya Lakhani wins 'Enterprising Young Brit' Award 2009 for 'Masala Masala'
Housewife Daksha Kumar brushes off retirement to launch a food empire
World Food Awards 2009 Winners (10/09)
Cobra Partnership Festivals Dinner 2009 (10/09)
World Food Awards 2009 Nominees Announced (10/09)
Shutki Raja Chutney Powder to be withdrawn and destroyed (08/09)
Eating habits research reveals 'credit crunch munching' trend (06/09)
Hindu Council UK Condemns use of Beef and Pork in Chicken Products (06/09)
Teaching the British how to cook fish better (07/08)
Tap tap water, cap the bottled one, UK study says (07/08)
Curries more fattening than Chinese food and pizzas (06/08)
Curry Kings of Britain (04/08)
Curry Queens of Britain (04/08)
FSA wants ban on food colourants in kids' foods (04/08)
Diageo set to launch Bordeaux wines in India (04/08)
India requested to allow rice exports to Sri Lanka (04/08)
India teeters on brink of food crisis (04/08)
India bans export of non-basmati rice (03/08)
India raises rice export prices (03/08)
National Vegetarian Week: 19-25 May 2008
Corporate tea estates in Sri Lanka are withering (03/08)
Noon Products Ltd fined for pollution of the sewerage system (01/08)
Curry is still king of ethnic foods (10/07)
Veetee 'Dine In' Wins Prestigious Trade Award (08/07)
Basmati code of practice created in the UK
Cobra Beer wins Gold at Monde Selection
A foreign affair - how travel has influenced UK food
Food entrepreneur, Shelim Hussain MBE, wins AOC Gold Award
Food containing 'Sudan 1' chilli powder is withdrawn
Madhur Jaffrey aids VSO 'Spice UP Your Life' campaign
Asian community group achieves matrix standard
Halal Direct launches home delivery service
Nighat Awan wins 'Outstanding Contribution' Award

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