There’s curry – and there’s M&S curry: Indian food writers’ outrage at meal kits

‘Cultural appropriation’ claims over Marks & Spencer products, said to be based on traditional recipes When Marks & Spencer introduced Indian ready meals to British supermarkets in 1981, few might have predicted that the pioneers of mass-market tikka masala would one day be called out for creating dishes “bastardised to the point that they are… Continue reading There’s curry – and there’s M&S curry: Indian food writers’ outrage at meal kits

The Guardian view on food cultures: sharing, not snatching | Editorial

Recent controversies have highlighted questions about racism in the industry and who ‘owns’ different cuisines Much of the joy of food lies in sharing: the passing of dishes across the table; the adoption of new ingredients and techniques. Curries and pasta have become staple parts of the British diet, while Malaysian hawkers use an Australian… Continue reading The Guardian view on food cultures: sharing, not snatching | Editorial

The Guardian view on food cultures: sharing, not snatching | Editorial

Recent controversies have highlighted questions about racism in the industry and who ‘owns’ different cuisines Much of the joy of food lies in sharing: the passing of dishes across the table; the adoption of new ingredients and techniques. Curries and pasta have become staple parts of the British diet, while Malaysian hawkers use an Australian… Continue reading The Guardian view on food cultures: sharing, not snatching | Editorial

Women: beware teas with a gender agenda | Letters

Herbal drinks that claim to be specially blended for women should be treated with some scepticism, writes Dr James Brown Tea is a fabulous drink. In its various guises it is the second most consumed beverage worldwide after water and contains many biologically active compounds that can improve health. Recently, tea has seen a product… Continue reading Women: beware teas with a gender agenda | Letters

How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

Nicki Tilston takes issue with the ingredients and tone of Guardian recipes It is extremely unlikely that I will ever cook one of the recipes in your Feast supplement. The reason for this can be summed up in one sentence from “The simple fix” on 4 August, in which Thomasina Miers writes: “If you can’t… Continue reading How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

Nicki Tilston takes issue with the ingredients and tone of Guardian recipes It is extremely unlikely that I will ever cook one of the recipes in your Feast supplement. The reason for this can be summed up in one sentence from “The simple fix” on 4 August, in which Thomasina Miers writes: “If you can’t… Continue reading How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

Nicki Tilston takes issue with the ingredients and tone of Guardian recipes It is extremely unlikely that I will ever cook one of the recipes in your Feast supplement. The reason for this can be summed up in one sentence from “The simple fix” on 4 August, in which Thomasina Miers writes: “If you can’t… Continue reading How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

Nicki Tilston takes issue with the ingredients and tone of Guardian recipes It is extremely unlikely that I will ever cook one of the recipes in your Feast supplement. The reason for this can be summed up in one sentence from “The simple fix” on 4 August, in which Thomasina Miers writes: “If you can’t… Continue reading How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters

Nicki Tilston takes issue with the ingredients and tone of Guardian recipes It is extremely unlikely that I will ever cook one of the recipes in your Feast supplement. The reason for this can be summed up in one sentence from “The simple fix” on 4 August, in which Thomasina Miers writes: “If you can’t… Continue reading How about a Feast for Lidl shoppers? | Letters