Author Archives: GoodKorma


Can you really put live charcoals into a curry? Is this a living Indian culinary tradition– or just a pile of embers? And what can YOU do to help keep the flame alive? So that’s that… the ambitious curry I’m … Continue reading

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Two tales of turmeric

Meet two Indian men doing very different things with turmeric – and meet one confused food blogger.   The tiny charcoal brazier stands 12 inches high off the patio – about the height of a seated baby – and a … Continue reading

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Soul food

Eat like a God in Varanasi   If Chef Vivek Singh suggests that you try an experience… do it! When I asked him what I should do on a trip to India, he replied: “Go to Varanasi; eat at the … Continue reading

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Singh when you’re winning

  Executive Chef Vivek Singh shares the ‘why’ of the Cinnamon Club If you’re passionate about Indian food, this is like hunkering down with Michelangelo to discuss renaissance art, or exploring space time one-to-one with Einstein. I’m in the Cinnamon … Continue reading

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What has curry taught me?

  Sometimes, that’s all it takes… a sentence, an idea… and you’re launched. BOOM! The spark that lights the journey can come from anywhere…. this time, it came from the clutter of a Sunday newspaper. Tucked away in his ‘Food … Continue reading

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Cinnamon and Apple

If you’re hungry for innovation… why the Cinnamon Club eats Apple Inc for breakfast. It’s 6pm on a mild October evening, and leaves the size of saucers are falling drowsily from the plane trees as Sue and I cross Parliament … Continue reading

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Everything’s relative

I knew that curry could connect me even deeper to the people I know and love. I didn’t know it could connect me with the grandfather I can’t remember meeting. Just over a year ago, we moved as a family … Continue reading

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Perfect 10

How many moments can you remember from a lifetime… frame by frame… as if they happened yesterday? For me, it’s a short list – and this was one of them. It’s a July afternoon in 1976, and I’m slumped in … Continue reading

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On meeting your hero

  Meeting your hero can be a tricky business. Over the years, friends have shared experiences about the moment they’ve finally met a personal hero – and it seldom works out happily. One buddy (a sensationally talented guitarist and lifetime … Continue reading

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Pure Jainius – recipes from a Jain cookbook

After six years collecting Indian recipe books, I’m lucky enough to have a couple of shelves of volumes at home. As with any collection, I have my favourites: books I cook from time and again. One day, I’ll sit down … Continue reading

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