Bangers and mash are dead, long live curry.
Traditional British fare like bangers and mash are no longer the food of choice in Ole Blighty. Instead, `curry`, the generic term for Indian food, is tickling jaded palates in Britain.
Britain is estimated to spend about 2.5 million pounds an hour on Indian food. The annual Indian food business is worth between 20-30 billion pounds. Chinese food, which used to finish a close second, is now relegated to a very distant second position. A count of curry enthusiasts has shown that London has close to 4,000 restaurants serving Indian food.
In a competition held earlier this month by supermarket giant, Tescos, the winner was invited to have an Indian dinner with a celebrity. Good going for the humble curry. Talk about colonising the coloniser through its stomach!!
Scientists say curry is addictive
Curry lovers of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your addiction!
The curry has long been Britain`s favourite foreign food and now scientists think they may have found a reason why. Researchers working at Nottingham Trent University have stated that spices are addictive. They found that eating a spicy curry prompts the kind of physiological symptoms addictive substances often provoke, including increases in the heartbeat and blood pressure. And those who eat curries often build up a tolerance to spices, and crave hotter and hotter dishes, the experts said.