Curry has been officially declared Britain's favourite dish, with a quarter of Britons eating it at least once a week. Chicken tikka masala and rogan josh are today as much a part of British life as fish and chips and football, and London has laid claim to be the “curry capital” of the world. But how did the humble curry conquer British hearts? The book traces the history of curry from the days of the Raj, through the emergence of the first curry houses in Britain in the nineteenth century, to its eventual transformation as Britain's national dish. Today curry is everywhere – on supermarket shelves, in pubs, in high street restaurants and in sandwich fillings. The book looks at the early pioneers, the curry millionaires, and the chefs and restaurants as they race to win the coveted Michelin stars.       

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" fascinating new book" Joanna Blythman, The Guardian Weekend

"Well researched and compulsively readable look at the phenomenon of Indian food in England" Vir Sanghvi, The Telegraph

"Shrabani Basu outlines the dizzying rise of the vindaloo … the book is a compulsive page-turner" Maryam Reshi, Business Standard