for Curry Capital of Britain
hungryhouse is the UK's leading online takeaway
delivery platform working in partnership with more than 7,000
takeaway restaurants from across the UK. hungryhouse are proud to be
sponsoring the Curry Capital of Britain Awards for 2012 as we are
passionate about curry and nearly half of all of the takeaways
featured on our platform are Indian restaurants. Over 50,000 orders
of Indian food are processed through our platform every month and we
recognise the important role that the Curry Capital awards play in
showcasing the best of the British-Indian food industry.
Hungryhouse has created a dedicated Curry Capital
campaign section on the company blog which features interviews with
the various city councils in the running, highlights the fundraising
efforts for the restaurants involved and also has an official voting
page where readers are encouraged to vote for their favourite city to
win the illustrious crown."
From our humble beginnings in 2006, hungryhouse has
been featured on Dragon's Den and recently passed the 150,000 orders
a month mark. With both an iPhone and - soon to be released - Android
app, hungryhouse makes it easier than ever before to order delicious
takeaway from your favourite restaurants.
founded in 1957 by Gujarati Brahmin Laxmishanker G Pathak after he
arrived in London from Kenya with only £5 in his pocket with his
wife and six children. He could not get authentic Indian food locally
so, from his kitchen in Queens Crescent, Kentish Town, he and
his wife, Santaguary, started making authentic Indian foods to sell
to the local Indian immigrant population. In 1958 they opened a shop
at 134 Drummond Street, London NW1 selling Indian goods and
groceries. In 1962 LG Pathak started to use surplus vegetables from
the shop to create pickles and Pataks world-famous Lime Pickle
was born pickles quickly became a mainstay of the business. In
1976, son Kirit went on a spice buying trip to India where he met and
married his wife Meena. She quickly became the face of the brand and
pioneered the education of Indian foods to the masses through her
media role and recipe books. By 1997, when LG Pathak died, the brand
had become hugely successful having been voted one of the fastest-growing
brands in the UK three years in a row by Nielsen.
is the No 1 Indian food brand in the UK - worth £49m - selling a
wide range of delicious cooking sauces, curry pastes, chutneys,
pickles, pappadums and naan breads. Pataks is committed to
producing authentic, quality, great-tasting Indian foods and is a
proud sponsor of National Curry Week 2011.
The Hairy Bikers'
by Si King & Dave Myers
Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in
hardback at £20 (eBook £10.99)
Who doesn't love a curry? Whether it's a take-away
korma at your kitchen table or a lamb biryani at your local Indian
restaurant, a curry is everyone's favourite Friday night supper. But
curry is so much more. A proper curry should be an exquisitely
fragrant dish, with delicate flavours that surprise and titillate
your taste buds, and the Hairy Bikers are here to show you how to
make the most delicious, authentic curries you've ever tasted in your
In this book, Si and Dave have put together loads of
brand-new recipes from around the world - from simple dishes for a
quick midweek taste treat to fantastic feasts for a weekend
celebration. Their recipes are the real deal, using great techniques
and secrets they've discovered on their travels in Asia as well as
years of cooking curries themselves. You'll find all the recipes and
tips you need to make some mouth-watering meals, including some
'light and easy' options.
This is the one-stop shop for the best curries, rice,
breads, pickles and chutneys you've ever tasted - fresh, full of
flavour and fantastic. These are curries for the 21st century.
Big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good
food, Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, have been cooking
together for some twenty years. They have created haute cuisine
dishes with Michelin-starred chefs and have travelled the world in
the pursuit of great food. The stars of several hit television shows,
they are the UK's third most popular cookery book writers after Jamie
and Nigella. In their most recent TV series, THE HAIRY DIETERS: HOW
TO LOVE FOOD AND LOSE WEIGHT, the boys shed more than six stone
between them and the accompanying paperback book remains at the very
top of the charts.
Early in 2010 the Hairy Bikers performed their sell-out
Big Night Out show in theatres across the UK. Directed by Bob
Mortimer, it was a light-hearted mix of cooking and chat with some
song and dance thrown in. It explores their youth, how they met and
their shared love of food and travel. Back by popular demand, they
have just started another ambitious nationwide theatre tour called
Larger Than Live which continues until spring 2013.
Born and bred in Barrow-in-Furness, Dave Myers joined
the BBC as a make-up artist, and while travelling the world with hit
TV series he picked up recipes and a certain Simon King, Dave's boon
travelling companion and the other half of the Hairy Biking duo. Dave
lives with his wife and step-children in Barrow-in-Furness and is a
past Club Champion of the Boat Club on Roa Island in Morecambe Bay.
Si King hails from North East England and is a big,
blond-bearded biker with an infectious laugh. His love of food was
established at a young age when his father bought exotic ingredients
back from his Royal Navy voyages. Si lives near Newcastle with his
wife and three children.
THE HAIRY BIKERS have had seven bestselling titles
published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Dave and Si are both Members
of the Food Writers' Guild.
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the UK's leading Online takeaway ordering and table reservation
service dedicated to the Indian restaurant industry. Curriesonline
was formed to give people who love Indian cuisine a one stop service
for all their Indian Takeaway needs. With 100's of restaurants and
takeaways spanning the whole country you are sure to find one local
Already with a
base of more than 100,000 registered users, who are using the service
on a daily basis, curriesonline.co.uk are quickly becoming THE place
to Order an Online Indian Takeaway or reserve a Table at your
favourite Indian restaurant.
themselves apart from all other online ordering sites because they
claim to be the specialists in their field.
Shamin Hoque says "Being a restaurant owner myself I didn't like
being associated with kebab shops and pizza parlours on the same
result page as my restaurant when I was with one of the other online
ordering sites, so I set out to find a company that deals with solely
Indian cuisine". On not finding what he was looking for Shamin,
with a vast IT background decided that there was a gap in the market
for a service of this sort and hence Curriesonline.co.uk was born and
as they say, the rest is history