Celebrity cooks the Hairy Bikers have pledged their support for National Curry Week 2013, held from October 7-14.
The hirsute pair Si King and Dave Myers, who co-wrote the best-selling book ‘The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries,’ are partners for the event, along with HungryHouse.co.uk. CurriesOnline.co.uk and Patak’s.
National Curry Week was launched in 1998 to promote the cuisine and to raise funds for charities concentrating on hunger, malnourishment and poverty.
During the week, curry lovers can encouraged to dine at home or visit their local curry houses, some of which will be staging special events and fun challenges.
‘Come Curry With Me’ is the name of one planned initiative: curry fans are encouraged to get together with five or more friends and decide on whose house to dine at. Each brings along a main dish. The diners then mark each other’s dishes out of 10 and each donates £5 to The Curry Tree charity. A certificate will be sent to the winner.
The 11th Curry Capital of Britain is part of National Curry Week. Cities invited to compete for 2013 by the organisers are: London East; London North; London South; London West; London Central; Birmingham; Leicester; Cardiff; Bradford; Manchester; Sheffield; Newcastle; Edinburgh; Glasgow; Liverpool; Leeds; Wolverhampton; Nottingham; Northampton; and new names, Brighton and Oxford.
The Curry Capital title for 2011 and 2012 was won by Bradford.