Since the middle of the 20th century the curry has spread throughout the world, influencing the taste of many countries, moving ever further from its humble colloquial origins to become an increasingly popular international fusion cuisine.
Following on from India the book now takes us to Pakistan.
Although the cuisine of Pakistan is somewhat similar to the cuisine of its near and cultural neighbour, India there is also a considerable Middle Eastern influence via neighbouring Afghanistan.
The country still produces a large amount of nuts which are used abundantly in traditional cooking, along with cereals like wheat, maize, barley and rice. Accompanying these staples are dairy products such as yoghurt and whey &tc, alongside various lentils see right and many varieties of native vegetables and fruits.
Peshawari karahi from the provincial capital of Peshawar is a popular curry all over the country.
There is little doubt that the ‘Curry Experience’ has had a major influence on day to day life of the U.K.
Going for a Ruby is Cockney rhyming slang for going out for a curry. It derives from Ruby Murray who was one of the most popular singers in the U.K in the 1950’s with seven top ten U.K. hit singles in 1955 alone.