Celebrating National Curry Week
Updated: Jan 8
Known for its diverse range of intricate ingredients, tongue tickling flavors, and health benefits, Indian food has become one of the world’s most popular cuisines. From London to Dubai, Bangkok to Brunswick, you can find an Indian restaurant just about anywhere these days.
Every region in India has its own unique cuisine indigenous to the local populations and ingredients available. Bombay Mahal in Brunswick, Maine has been cooking up some of India's most famous dishes for its customers for over 30 years.
This year’s National Curry Week is set to run from October 7th to 13th, with all things curry being celebrated across the 7 days.
With curry often considered the new national dish of the UK, taking the time to eat, cook or just enjoy the culture surrounding curry is a great way to unite the country.
The first National Curry Week took place in 1998 and was founded by the late Peter Grove. It’s now a highly anticipated event in the social calendar – and one that will go ahead while adhering to social distancing restrictions.
Celebrated each October, it not only celebrates the food but also applauds the diverse range of cultures found across the UK & USA – all bringing their own spin to food. Because of this, there are many delicious dishes available for the public to enjoy with thousands of curry houses open daily. National Curry Week has three main aims:
▪ Honour the nation’s favourite cuisine ▪ Celebrate the burgeoning Indian restaurant industry
▪ Raise money for poverty focused charities.
The public can get involved in several different ways, including eating out at Indian restaurants, purchasing a recipe and hosting your own curry night or learning about and buying the perfect beer that pairs with curry.
Curry for Change is the official National Curry Week charity partner, using people’s love of curry to change the lives of families living in Asia and Africa suffering from hunger.
All proceeds the charity receives from National Curry Week go towards helping families build a future free from poverty.