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30 Minute Curries Atul Kochhar

Atul Kochhar of Benares a Michelin-starred chef has 30 Minute Curries available this week the 18 May.

Curry is the nation’s favourite dish, not easy to ck properly at home. In his beautiful new book Atul Kochhar, BBC’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen guides us to create simple curries in our own homes in just 30 minutes!

Dishes included showcase Atul’s trademark mix of using the best and freshest British produce and his modern Indian style, and ensure that this book is one you will cook from time and time again.

This is a book for curry lovers everywhere, Atul’s 90 curries, British ingredients, curries featured are accompanied by stunning photography by Mike Cooper.

Interview with Atul Kocchar in Fine Dining Guide @finediningguide


To consider purchasing a copy see 30 Minute Curries by Atul Kochhar


Atul Kochhar – The home of 2 Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar

Benares – Mayfair, London | Bookatable

Previous book:

Atul’s Curries Of The World Atul Kochhar 2013 – curry recipes

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Recreate Over 100 of the Best British Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home

New #cookbook 4 May 2017 The Curry Guy by Dan Toombs @TheCurryGuy is a new cookbook that offers 100 recipes that provide recipes to help us duplicate the real British Indian Restaurant curry  that we buy every week at home. A time of visiting sites through-out the UK when Dan tasted different dishes and picked up tricks and tips for the best curry house recipes has been distilled down into this excellent book.

If you have heard of Dan – you may know he has a blog @TheCurryGuy where he has been blogging about all things curry and helping guide people to select and use the spices and ingredients to recreate the best curries.

Some of the recipes in the book include:

  • aloo gobi
  • samosas
  • saag aloo
  • pakoras
  • tarka dhal
  • tikka masala
  • korma
  • pickles, chutneys and raitas
  • bhaji
  • dopiazza
  • madras,
  • pasanda
  • rogan josh
  • dhansak
  • vindaloo
  • karai
  • jalfrezi
  • bhuna
  • keema

Such a good idea, we all like a good curry, but it is not always possible to recreate the authentic Curry House curry. So let Dan show you the way………………….and yes I bought it and I liked it very much! ☺️

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Paul Hollywood Pies and Puds TV series guide update BBC1 for all 20 episodes

Recipes from Paul Hollywood Pies and Puds

From 4 to 29 November 2013 on TV 3.45 pm BBC1 total of 20 episodes.

See more about the new book: Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds

Free selection of recipes in the Daily Telegraph: Paul Hollywood Delicious Pies and Puds free recipe booklet Daily Telegraph 12 Oct

Previous series Paul Hollywood’s Bread – cookbook and TV series 8.30pm BBC2 2013 episode guide

Series guide:

Episode 1/20 Mon 3:45pm 4 Nov BBC One

German pastry chef Falko Burkert shows Paul how to make a classic apple strudel.

Episode 2/20 Tues 3:45pm 5 Nov BBC One

Paul takes afternoon tea at the Dorchester Hotel, where he was head baker 20 years ago.

Episode 3/20 Wed 3:45pm 6 Nov BBC One

Chef Nigel Haworth makes mutton pudding with Lancashire black peas.

Episode 4/20 Thurs 3:45pm 7 Nov BBC One

Paul creates an English-flavoured Turkish delight with artisan cook Merle Moustafa

Episode 5/20 Fri 3:45pm 8 Nov BBC One

Paul invites the Meringue Girls to fill his kitchen with colour.

Episode 6/20 Mon 3:45pm 11 Nov BBC One

Paul uses cheese from Yorkshire, lavender from Kent and chocolate from Paul A Young.

Episode 7/20 Tues 3:45pm 12 Nov BBC One

A tart created from three types of onion, and a roulade made with peppermint fragrance

Episode 8/20 Wed 3:45pm 13 Nov BBC One

The best of British pies and puddings, with Scottish pie maker Andrew Chisholm.

Episode 9/20 Thur 3:45pm 14 Nov BBC One

Paul Hollywood celebrates the best of British pies and puds with the Marshmallowists.

Episode 10/20 Fri 3:45pm 15 Nov BBC One

Paul Hollywood rediscovers a recipe from Cumbria’s sea-faring history.

Episode 11/20  Mon 3:45pm 18 Nov BBC One

Michelin-starred pub grub chef Tom Kerridge shares his favourite pudding with Paul.

Episode 12/20  Tues 3:45pm 19 Nov BBC One

Paul is joined by American baking boys Outsider Tart for a Great Transatlantic Bake Off.

Episode 13/20  Wed 3:45pm 20 Nov BBC One

Paul Hollywood gets British pies and puddings.

Episode 14/20  Thurs 3:45pm 21 Nov BBC One

Paul celebrates British pies and puddings with the ladies of a Chippenham truck stop.

Episode 15/20  Fri 3:45pm 22 Nov BBC One

Paul is joined by Rachel Allen as they celebrate the best of family pies and puddings.

Episode 16/20  Mon 3:45pm 24 Nov BBC One

Paul is joined by Glynn Purnell and the pair celebrate chicken curry pies.

Episode 17/20  Tues 3:45pm 25 Nov BBC One

Paul joins the Clifton Chilli Club in eating some of Britain’s hottest chillis.

Episode 18/20  Wed 3:45pm 26 Nov BBC One

Paul creates a black pudding sausage plait and a pudding flavoured with black liquorice.

Episode 19/20  Thurs 3:45pm 28 Nov BBC One

Paul gets an exclusive look at the drawings of William and Kate’s wedding cake.

Episode 20/20  Fri 3:45pm 29 Nov BBC One

Paul celebrates with a pina colada pudding topped with a miniature Paul Hollywood.

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The Incredible Spice Men BBC 2 TV watch again episode guide and recipes

The Incredible Spice Men: this is hilarious cooking fun! Please watch!

#incrediblespicemen, #thespicemen, @cook_bookreview

New Series Jamie’s Comfort Food

A new exciting TV series and cookbook on spices, from chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala with a cook book to support the series The Incredible Spice Men are going to spice up your life. These fine chefs have appeared on programmes such as the Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, preparing excellent recipes based on spicing up British food.

There  is a friendly banter to carry the program along.

Watch the first show on iplayer

Watch an introduction broadcast on BBC Breakfast: Shake up your dinner plate with the incredible spice men.

The new book The Incredible Spice Men has excellent recipes, but there are sections on different spices:

  • cumin
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon
  • chilli
  • cassia bark
  • cloves
  • pepper
  • coriander
  • star anise
  • cardamom

Recipes include, starters, snacks, fish, chicken, poultry, pork, lamb, beef, vegetables, salads, chutneys, desserts and drinks.

There are 5 episodes in the TV series, watch a sample I loved every lick of it!

Read more about the TV series:

Series 1 – 1. Hastings  Mon 19 Aug 2013 at 20:30 pm

1/5 Ginger and Lime Juice.

In the first episode ‘a dover sole with lime and ginger is cooked – then a traditional fish and chips with a spicy marinade for cod fillets. Slow-cooking pulled pork with cinnamon and cloves, and cinnamon and chilli powderwith vanilla ice cream.’


Watch the first episode The Incredible Spice Men 1 Hastings on BBC iPlayer


Series 1 – 2. South Wales   Mon 26 Aug 2013 at 20:30 pm

2/5 Tony and Cyrus cook with goats’ cheese in Carmarthenshire and visit a Bridgend sweet shop.

In the second episode ‘beginning in the Cothi Valley in Carmarthenshire, Tony bakes a goat’s cheese, red onion and caraway seed tart served with pickled onions flavoured with chilli flakes, lime juice and pomegranate molasses. A family-run toffee business in Bridgend is visited where they put some whole aniseeds into a pan of bonfire toffee.’


Watch the second episode The Incredible Spice Men 2. South Wales


Series 1 – 3. Edinburgh   Monday, 2 September at 20:30 pm

3/5 Tonight the intrepid pair visit Tony’s home of Edinburgh and he makes the traditional Scottish dessert cranachan, but with a twist.

The third episode sees Tony Singh taking Cyrus Todiwala to his home town of Edinburgh, where we see him working the spice men magic with traditional Scottish dessert cranachan by infusing the honey with cardamom and adding a splash of rose water. The pair visit a community cafe where Tony’s mother Kulvinder volunteers, and she shares her recipe for haggis pakoras.


Watch the third episode of the Incredible Spicemen 3. Edinburgh


Series 1 – 4. West Sussex   Monday, 9 September at 20:30 pm

This episode shows Tony and Cyrus in West Suffolk, where they convey the benefits of  rapeseed oil and cook cinnamon, ginger and red chilli chicken wings. At Melford Hall stately home, they spice up afternoon tea. They add a salt and chilli blend to the cucumbers for the sandwiches and a fennel and orange butter cream to fill the Victoria sponge.


 Watch the fourth episode of the Incredible Spice Men in West Suffolk

Series 1 – 5. Somerset   Monday, 16 September at 20:30 pm Last in the series.

Somerset and cider, the lads are about boiling a gammon joint in cider that is infused with cinnamon sticks, red chilli and coriander seeds.

Cyrus cooks a chilli cheese toast extravaganza with beer, egg yolks and for that spicy magic, fresh green chillies and lashings of English mustard.


Links to Somerset recipes

Watch the fifth episode of the Incredible Spice Men in Somerset

New book reviews The Incredible Spice Men



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Bill Granger Easy

Bill Granger Easy and 10 free recipes

100 strong and laidback recipes from the easy going chef, Bill Granger. View details of the book – Bill Granger Easy. Also a free Kindle edition Discover Bill Granger: 10 Delicious, Taster Recipes from ‘Easy’.

The most important comment made by Bill in his introduction – relates to the fast pace of life – yet the need for relationships – and how food and cooking can bring these seemingly incompatable environments together in a wonderful and meaningful way.

The essesnce of this blog is to help promote family time together, cooking, baking and eating. So we agree whole heartedly with these sentiments.

The cookbook is subdivided into food type -sections, piece of chicken, slab of steak, leg of lamb etc.

Within each section Bill provides a number of recipes that can be prepared from the food type.

Fish as a type can be cooked as –

  • baked fish with capers, potatoes and lemon
  • Spanish fish stew
  • yellow fish curry and cocnut rice
  • pan fried salmon with cucumber and lemon salsa
  • chunky fishcakes

An interesting approach that allows a cook to return to each food type from time to time, but a different style of recipe can be selected and prepared.

The cookbook is beautifully presented with amazing photography!

Comfort food with sausages, pastas, sphagetti, salads with chorizo, cumin and tomato rice.. wonderful fresh, healthy and the best of different countries, sometimes mixed – but always inventive.


Madhur Jaffrey The Perfect Curry recipe booklets Daily Telegraph 20, 21 Oct 2012

The Perfect Curry – Madhur Jaffrey – free recipe booklet

There will be two exclusive recipe booklets given away free with the Daily Telegraph on October 20 and 21, 2012. The new cookboook is published today 11 Oct 2012, click to read Madhur Jaffrey reviews and cook book information and to see good book offers see  Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook offers.

New: TV show due 4 Nov 2012 on UKTV Good Food.

New: book review, Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation Britain’s 100 favourite Curries.

You can read about Madhur Jaffrey’s free booklets at the Telegraph here.

First Madhur Jaffrey curry recipe booklet, Saturday, October 20:

  • chicken cooked with apricots
  • a Bombay Parsi community dish
  • creamy, coconut Kerala curry
  • red meat curry from Rajasthan

Second Madhur Jaffrey curry recipe booklet, Sunday, October 21:

  • Lamb Korma
  • Salmon in Bengali Mustard Sauce
  • Masala fish steaks and more

Madhur Jaffrey is back with  new TV series and cookbook. Madhur is well known as the UK television’s most-loved Indian chef. A new series will be broadcast on the Good Food Channel in October 2012. The quest is to draw a curry food map of the UK. Read more about Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation at the UKTV Food Channel.

For reviews and more information see Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation cookbook.

Recipes are just great, really amazing and include:

NEW! Meet Madhur Jaffrey and HarDeep Singh Kohli at Bishopgate Institute 17th October 2012.

Previous blog articles – Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation TV series and cookbook

Celebrate: Pippa Middleton free pull out in Mail on Sunday.

Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II Observer Food Monthly Sept 2012

16 September 2012 -Observer Food Monthly -Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II

In the September Observer Food Monthly there are recipes from the new cook book by Nigel Slater called Nigel Slater’s Kitchen Diaries II. Sunday 16 Sept 2012.

To read details see the Observer Food Monthly website announcement.

See the video ad and Nigel’s recipes.

More extracts from the new Nigel Slater Kitchen Diaries II in the Observer on Sunday, starting 23 September 2012 and running for three weeks.

See the Observer Food Magazine website at the Guardian for example recipes from the new Kitchen Diaries II cook book…….below….

Nigel Slater: Kitchen Diaries runner beans
Nigel Slater: Kitchen Diaries Slow cooking
Nigel Slater: Kitchen Diaries carb corner

Program guides, recipes links and information for each episode of Dish of the Day..

Hairy Dieters Bikers Program 3 How to love food and lose weight BBC2 TV

Hairy Dieters Bikers Program 3 How to love food and lose weight BBC2 TV

This is the next program in the series 3 of 4, Thursday the 16 August 2012 at 20.00 on BBC2.

To read reviews of the new cook book check out The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight and to see good offers on the new book look for the best offers on The Hairy Dieters cook book.  Also, for those using the Kindle, The Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight Kindle download edition.

NEW: The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cook book

Back to this evenings episode – Comfort food – OH yes we like our pies…don’t we?

So the challenge this week is to get the calories in a typical pork pie down to under the normal 700.

With the dangerous fat, the visceral fat burning off, the duo need to reduce their intake of calories further and the exercise routine now includes bikes. Not motor bikes but the pedal variety. Oh dear me.

Watching the guys try cycling and it is such fun. They have dropped of the booze and are finding that hard. The calories in drink are the factor here although alcohol intake should be limited anyway. The follow the doctor on their bikes out into the country.

The doc takes their blood pressure and it turns out to be super low, they take medication for blood pressure, but no more?

In Dave’s home town of Barrow the pair try and re educate the locals in Indian curry houses and Chinese takeaway to accept lower fat ingredients in their Kormas.

Watch on BBC iplayer…Episode guide on BBC iplayer. Episode 2 is funny – yet serious.

What is in the book, recipes from The Hairy Dieters

To see the recipes from previous shows on BBC website:

Episode 1 Hairy Dieters Bikers How to love food and lose weight

Episode 2 Hairy Dieters How to Love food and lose weight

Episode 3 Hairy Dieters How to Love food and lose weight

Episode 4 Hairy Dieters How to Love food and lose weight

Episode 2, read about the second episode.

Read about Si and Dave in an interview and how they are dealing with how to lose weight.

See details re the new Hairy Dieters cook book at Amazon good reviews of the book and how to purchase the Kindle edition of How to love food and lose weight.

Watch the previous show, episode 1 Hairy Dieters Bikers How to love food and lose weight.

The Hairy Dieters How to lose weight paperback ….

NEW The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cookbook…..

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The Hairy Bikers Great Curries recipes and cookbook due 28 Feb 2013

NEW – The Hairy Bikers present a variety of their best curries. The Hairy Bikers’ next cookbook is a guide to the great curries of the world.

The new cook book is published by W&N (28 Feb 2013) in hardcover consisting of 384 pages.

From lamb biryani to Korma, pickles and chutneys, the Hairy Bikers give us their take on how to make the perfect curry.

Read about the new book at Amazon and pre order the new book – NEW The Hairy Bikers’ Great Curries cookbook…..due 28 Feb 2013.

‘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 can 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 own kitchen. 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, with everything from starters to pickles and chutneys. This is the one-stop shop for the best curries you’ve ever tasted – fresh, full of flavour and fantastic. These are curries for the 21st century.

Si King and Dave Myers have become national treasures – big hearted, down-to-earth cooks with a love of good food. They have written the bestselling FOOD TOUR OF BRITAIN, 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, and the bestselling MUMS KNOW BEST, MUMS STILL KNOW BEST, PERFECT PIES and THE BIG BOOK OF BAKING.’

Hairy Dieters cook book reviews and best prices…

Program Two review The Hairy Dieters: How to love food and Lose Weight – update

NEW Hairy Bikers on Tour as part of the new series Hairy Bikers Larger than Life


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