Curry in the Crown: The Story of Britain's Favourite Dish

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Curry in the Crown: The Story of Britain's Favourite Dish
Author Shrabani Basu
Country India
Language English
Subject Food
Publication date
1999
Pages 206
ISBN 978-8172233471

Curry in the Crown: The Story of Britain's Favourite Dish is a 1999 book written by Shrabani Basu.[1] The book discusses in detail the growth of the Indian food business in Britain and how it became a million dollar business there.[2] A 1997 Gallup poll of British tastes in food proved that curry, basically an Indian food, was the nation's favourite food with over a quarter of Britons eating it at least once a week.[3]

Reception[edit]

Tunku Varadarajan, writing in India Today, argued that the story of the conquest of Britain by Indian food would make a compelling book, but that Shrabani Basu's was not that, being "shoddily written and mind-bogglingly banal", offering "no anthropological insights, few historical perspectives, no literary conspectus, little sociological research".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ chief, Peter N. Stearns, editor in (2008). The Oxford encyclopedia of the modern world. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 340. ISBN 978-0195176322. 
  2. ^ "Curry in the crown: the story of britain's favourite dish". http://www.starpublic.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Curry in the Crown : The Story of Britain's Favourite Dish". http://www.abebooks.com/. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Varadarajan, Tunku (31 May 1999). "Curry in a Hurry". India Today. Retrieved 30 September 2016.