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The book you've all been waiting for...

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Written by Alice
Published on 24th February 2017 at 13:22 • No comments yet, be the first!

Big news at Spicery HQ! After a few years deliberating the best way to bring out a book, the recent Curry Legends workshop triggered boss James' brain into action and the How to be a Curry Legend Cookbook was formed. For all you curry lovers out there, the book will contain around 60+ recipes - mainly familiar restaurant curries but a few more unusual ones for the more adventurous amongst you. It will come with 4 unique spice blends with which you will be able to make these recipes. The blends will soon be on sale on the website for people who have attended our Curry Legends workshop and the book will be ready sometime in May so keep your eyes peeled.

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A few of the red ones in testing - Rogan Josh, Pathia, Madras

Trying out the concept for the last few weeks have been dedicated staff members Levi, Conor, James, Chris and myself (or rather my boyfriend to whom I temporarily handed over the curry making baton). Here's what they thought: Chris


Steph (girlfriend of Chris) tucking into a Legend curry

All the dishes took very little time and effort to prep and cook. At no point did I feel inundated with cooking related tasks and the possibility of it all going wrong. If anything it was leisurely. Simple enough to do midweek and a small enough ingredients list that you could spontaneously decide to cook one of these midweek without having to for an awkward midweek shop at a bigger store. All the curries fed Steph and I for that evening and her lunch the next day. It could definitely stretch for two meals but we are fatties at heart…


Pakistani Nihari - one of the interesting curries

Alice & Benny Alice - my boyfriend's choice of takeaway would always be curry but I am pained to buy because a) it's expensive and b) I'm often disappointed. These blends and book mean my boyfriend can now whip up a curry of his choice (even with a few sides) in under an hour and we're both happy! Benny - it enabled me to eat really good curries as frequently as I wanted to. Which is a lot. A really simple way to make curries that taste like the real deal. Conor (our resident vegan who tried out a few substitutes for us) The instructions were easy to follow, nice and brief and to the point – I like that the instructions are not over-detailed, because some recipes you find demand a specific size of chunk here or an exact time of cooking there and can become quite annoying. I have found these recipes much more enjoyable to follow. The spice blends were super easy to identify and the names were good – I like that the actual Indian words were used.  

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