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A World of Curries: The Curries of the U.K. and the Raj Reversed

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By Dave DeWitt Recipes: Eggs Baked in Curry Sauce;Mulligatawny Soup;Lamb in Cashew Nut Curry; Chicken Tikka Massala; Mixed Vegetable Korma; Meat with Balti Curry Sauce While England was helping to spread curries around the globe through colonization and emigration, it was slowly becoming the curry capital of the world after India.  How ironic for a country supposedly known for its bland foods! A …

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A World of Curries: Accompaniments to Curry Dishes

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By Dave DeWitt Recipes: Coconut Milk Rice Saffron Rice Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Spicy Indian Salad Mango and Coconut Chutney Apple and Raisin Chutney Naan Chapatti   And what dishes should be served with the curries in this series?  Most curries are served with some form of rice, and plain white rice is an excellent accompaniment to most curries.  I …

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A World of Curries: Caribbean Curries

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by Dave DeWitt Recipes: Curried Pholourie Pumpkin- Curry Soup Jamaican Curry Goat Pork Colombo from Martinique Curried Chicken and Rotis Trinidadian Curried Lobster    Although curries in some form appear in the cuisines of most of the Caribbean, they are particularly prevalent in the countries where the East Indian population is the greatest: Jamaica, Martinique, and Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). …

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A World of Curries: South and East Africa

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By Dave DeWitt Recipes: Malawi Curry Powder Berbere Ethiopian Curried Butter Ethiopian Chicken Stew Curried Beef and Bananas Pinang-Kerrie The Dutch colonized South Africa because of its ideal position halfway between the Netherlands and the Spice Islands.  It was a perfect outpost for raising the vegetables and livestock necessary to replenish their ships. In 1652, the Dutch East India Company …

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A World of Curries: North and West Africa

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By Dave DeWitt Recipes: Tunisian Five-Spice Powder Ras El Hanout Harissa Nigerian Coconut-Curry Soup Curried Lamb Balls Moroccan Majoun Africa has the most varied curries in the world–with the possible exception of India. They range from spice mixtures with aphrodisiac beetles to scaldingly hot chile pepper blends to elegant weekend curry lunches at the club.  The contrasting curries reflect the …