This Friday is Burns Night or Burns Supper, a night upon which the life and poetry of the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns is celebrated. The evening is certainly more popular in Scotland and Northern Ireland, however many all across the UK take the time to enjoy the dinner, to recite Burns’ poetry and to remember a remarkable literary genius.
It is that time of the year again when cities across Britain are stocking up on their spices, and writing their recipes for success, to fight for the right to Chapati! Over 20 cities will be going head-to-head with their curry loving opponents to win the coveted title of Curry Capital of Britain.
It was a sad year last year for four time winners Glasgow, after Bradford and their beast of a Bahji proved too much to compete with, pushing them to second place position.
This year things are heating up, and Glasgow is ready to do whatever it takes to regain the title. Will there be a giant Dhal swimming pool? A naan frisbee competition? So many questions! We went straight to the source, speaking to Glasgow City Council Lord Provost Sadie Docherty about Glasgow’s game plan, and what makes their city worthy.
1) They’re on a curry mission which is second to ‘naan’ visiting nearly every curry house in Glasgow and beyond, documenting their culinary curry tales on their popular blog TATTGOC (Trampy and the Tramp’s Glasgow of Curry)
2)Even though Glasgow City Council stole their Curry Lover(s) of The Year crown at this year’s hungryhouse Scottish Curry Awards, they’re still helping Glasgow win 2012′s Curry Capital of Britain
3) They’re hilarious!
Those three things were more than enough reason for us to have a chat with the boys from TATTGOC, and find out more about a life dedicated to curry.