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Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape

December 20, 2010
Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape

Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape

For Jamie Oliver it was Italy, Gordon Ramsay has gone one step further, India.

Over 3.5 million curries are dished up in the UK every year.

Much as we may think there is such a thing as an Indian meal there is not. What we think of as an Indian meal is what we get in an Indian restaurant. There are exceptions, the little Indian restaurants down a little side street down the side of Euston Station in London, but these little restaurants and what they serve is the exception not the norm.

Indians as a general rule do not eat out, at least not eat out in restaurants, they do eat at little roadside snack bars. Food is eaten and cooked at home.

There is no such thing as Indian food. What there is is regional food and to discover these regional dishes Gordon Ramsay travelled across India. He very quickly learnt that the real food of India is not to be found in restaurants, it is found on the street and in the home, he also found it bears no resemblance to what he had been served in Indian restaurants in England.

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape had a tie-in series on Channel 4, Gordon’s Great Escape.

An ideal compliment to The Three Sisters Indian Cookbook.

For my lovely friend Sian. Merry Christmas.

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