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Curry Fest 2016 proves one hot sizzler!

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The World Curry Fest, taking place between 15th – 29th September, was an absolute mouth waterer! With master classes from world famous chefs to street vendors conjuring an array of delectable dishes, this year’s Curry Fest was one to break the naan out for!

The seventh food festival kicked off with a gala dinner fit for a King and toured around England, firing up cookers from Leeds to Bradford. Everyone got involved, locals, Hindus, Muslims, Punjabi and Guajaratis and even Israelis. Honourable Dato‘ Haji Abdul Malik Kassim, the Malaysian State Minister for Religious Affairs and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, was also there to whet his appetite and thanked “gastro-diplomacy” for the event being even more diversified than before.

The founder of the event, Zulfi Karim, said:

“We’ve had a fantastic first weekend. From Indian fine dining to street food, from master classes to cooking classes, we’ve experienced it all. Our chefs have come from far and wide – Pearly Kee from Malaysia, Amir Iqbal from Pakistan and Chef Oberoi from India. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported us including our main event partner for the weekend – Kala Sangam Arts Centre.”

The final day of the festival saw a tribute dedicated to Ken Hom OBE, a legendary Chinese-American chef most known for his BBC show Ken Hom’s Chinese Cookery.

The Honourable Dato’ Haji Abdul Malik Kassim, the Malaysian State Minister for Religious Affairs and Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs from the State Government of Penang, was at the Curry Festival last Thursday. He said:

“It’s even more diversified this year because of the idea of gastro-diplomacy and we’re highlighting this even more this year.”

 

 

 

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