Football and Curry- a brief history in Time

Woven into the fabric of Engalnd and the UK is the game of football. It is quintessentially British. So is a curry! Combine the two and you have the workings of a fantastic British themed event!

Here is a brief history of how Britons went mad for curry

1390s- And English cookbook was published called ‘The Forme of Cury’

1747 Hannah Glasse’s ‘The Art of Cookery’ contained recipes for curries.

1852- a cookbook states that no dinner party is complete with a curry

19th Century- recipes in Cookery books added cayenne, turmeric, fenugreek and cumin

19th Century- the British in India are recorded as eating curry for all meals

1809 a newspaper advertises a new upmarket eating establishment in London: Hindostanee Coffee House

1940s- Indian sailors travel to England and open cafes and took over fish and chips shops selling cury and rice alongside fish and chips staying open late to catch the after pub trade.

1971- Bangladeshis begin to travel to the UK, mainly to London and most entered the catering trade. Today they own 65-75% of Indian restaurants in the country

NOW- there are more Indian restaurants in London that Delhi and Mumbai combined

References:

https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/The-British-Curry/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8370054.stm

http://blog.english-heritage.org.uk/a-history-of-curry-in-england/

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