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ERNIE WHALLEY of The Sunday Times

ERNIE WHALLEY of The Sunday Times

I ate my first curry in 1955. It was cooked by my mother, something that has seemed remarkable since I found out years later that The Good Food Guide published in that year listed only 13 Indian restaurants in the UK. The recipe for mum’s chicken curry was clearly not gleaned from an Indian restaurant….

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Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes!

Believe it or not, one of the hazards of being a food critic is that every time you sit down to review a restaurant you have to ‘go the distance’ with three courses, three tapas plates or whatever, otherwise you disappoint someone. When off duty, as it were, like most people we would have two…

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