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CURRY FACTS


Did you know? in the past year. A total of


Apprenticeship numbers rose by more than half


443,000 positions were taken up from 280,000


in 2010. 'This government’s


unprecedented investment in apprenticeships is working,’ according to business secretary Vince Cable. London Evening Standard.


“L.A. is like Chelsea these days – everyone is there. But they don’t have good curries yet, which is why I have to fly back here every month or so,” said hypnotist and self help author, Paul McKenna. London Evening Standard.


The first known record of the name ‘piccalilli’ is by Mrs Elizabeth Faffald (1733-1781) who gave a recipe for making ‘Indian Pickle or Piccalillo’. She wrote ‘The Experience English Housekeeper’ first published in 1769.


Some studies have shown that ingredients in curry may help to prevent certain diseases, including colon cancer and Alzheimer's disease. BBC Health


There are over 10,000 ‘Indian’ restaurants in this country and 85% of them are run by people of Bangladeshi.


The UK Indian food industry (that's not just restaurants but includes


supermarket ready-meals, frozen meals, chutney


manufacturers) has an annual turnover of £3.2 billion (yes, billion) and employs over 90,000 staff. So it has quite an influence on the economy of the UK. Food Service Intelligence


but


Curry first appeared on a commercial menu at a Coffee House in Norris Street, Haymarket in 1773 the first dedicated curry restaurant was the


Hindostanee Coffee House in 1809/10.


In London alone there are more Indian restaurants than in Bombay and Delhi.


The first restaurant Tandoor was built in the Moti Mahal in New Delhi in 1948


Chilli is the most popular spice in the world and can help combat heart attacks and strokes and extends blood coagulation times preventing harmful blood clots. Friday-add


The world's biggest ever curry was a 13tonne Biryani, including 187lb of chillies and 6600lb of rice. It took 60 chefs to make in New Delhi in June 2008. And required three cranes to move the container and a 3ft high furnace to cook it! The Sun


The largest naan bread ever made was a whopping 10ft long by a huge 4ft wide - the equivalent of 167 normal sized naan breads. The bread took over five hours to cook and required eight members of staff to carry it in September 2010. The Sun


On average we each eat 4.4 kg of rice every year, according to data from the Rice Association.


Brick Lane is the official curry capital for the Olympics 2012


one of the biggest supplier of groceries to the restaurant trade in East London


67-77 Hanbury Street, London E1 Tel: 020 7377 1770, Fax: 020 7377 1714 54  The Bangladesh Cuisine Curry & Tandoori | Volume 11 | December 2011


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