The Curry in the City Weekend event yet again showed that ‘if you create it they will come’ and despite the bloody awful weather of the previous week which cancelled the plans of the organising team and probably left stall holders with giant cauldrons of curry to find freezer space for we all know that like a good stew a good curry needs time to mature, and this past weekend sunny days brought thousands to the two day curry party.
Mid- winter and we’ve had enough of the below freezing mornings so a gut warming curry is a panacea for all things chilly, but the thought of eating chillies in a competition brings tears to my eyes and painful thoughts to my gut but Deepak Taj Gupta assured me that on the Saturday 40 chillies were consumed by one contestant. Obviously one with a cast iron stomach. But the less painful stats had 80 kilos of Rogan Josh, 600 naan bread and samosas by the trailer load being consumed and not to be outdone the biggest queue of the day was for the “awesome Indian food made with love” at Chit Chaat. Theirs is the stuff of eating and strolling in a market place where the aromas and the colour brought a better vibe to this sad part of the city centre.
Keeping in step with the ice skating promotions where a day is allocated to those keen to make a dollar for their organisation it was German Day in that nearby area and hopping on the bandwagon the food stall had ‘currywursts’ available. Now that's good marketing for a treat I'm reliably informed is very popular in Berlin.