THE WORLD CURRY FESTIVAL WAS BORN OUT OF A LOVE OF FOOD, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY. IT’S A UNIQUE EVENT THAT’S QUITE SIMPLY ‘A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS CURRY’.
Foodies from far and wide come to experience the authentic tastes of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, and to revel in the party atmosphere.
We want you to celebrate curry as a food that brings people together – a food that not only opens up our taste buds, but our minds as well – taking us to a different place entirely.
If there’s one thing that brings all cultures together it’s curry – people may follow different religions or hold conflicting political views, but talk about curry and they’ll have something to say to each other.
Now in its seventh year, the World Curry Festival is a weekend jamboree of sensory experiences. It’s a festival to be remembered and one, which we hope will continue to establish Britain as the world’s curry capital.
The World Curry Festival is a long-held dream for me in which I saw a true celebration of one of Britain’s and the world’s best-loved dishes. But it’s not just about food it’s about a coming together of cultures, too.
I’ve travelled the world tasting hundreds of dishes … all the ingredients used to make these delightful curries are found in our supermarkets, it’s just that people don’t know how to use them.
And that’s what the festival is about, teaching people how to cook curry. We want to be able to introduce and convert people to curry, as well as open up new culinary tastes and experiences to the curry aficionado.
I would like to extend my full thanks to everyone who has helped create this wonderful occasion, from participants to sponsors and supporters, and especially to the WCF team.
World Curry Festival founder, ZULFI KARIM