From 13-19 October, Indian restaurants, pubs and houses all over Britain will be celebrating the 17th National Curry Week to raise money for charity.
One of the week’s main events, The Curry Capital of Britain, has been under way in 22 cities all over the country since April with curry fans running ‘Poppadomathons’ building Poppadom Towers and trying to break the record for the number of the crunchy snacks eaten in just one minute.
The winner of the Curry Capital of Britain 2013 was Bradford, followed by Glasgow in second place, with Wolverhampton coming third. This year’s event is sponsored by Sainsbury’s, hungryhouse.com and supported by Kingfisher Beer.
National Curry Week said: “It’s hard to explain except that nearly 23 million of us enjoy the dish every year at over 9,500 restaurants and at home, munching our way through mountains of poppadoms and gallons of chicken tikka masala. Be it a restaurant, a takeaway, a supermarket or the fun of cooking from scratch, there is no sign of the continued enthusiasm for what is often called ‘our national dish’.”