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The Headrow, Leeds to host the second annual World Curry Festival

PUBLISHED: 11:22 20 September 2011 | UPDATED: 20:01 20 February 2013

The Headrow, Leeds to host the second annual World Curry Festival

The Headrow, Leeds to host the second annual World Curry Festival

The second annual World Curry Festival is a celebration of all things tasty in world curry cuisine, and will feature fundraising events in aid of The Soldiers' Charity and a banquet by Grand Master Chef Hemant Oberoi

Taking place in The Headrow, Leeds, between 23 and 25 September, the second annual World Curry Festival is a celebration of all things tasty in world curry cuisine, and will feature fundraising events in aid of The Soldiers Charity.

The charity, which supports former and serving soldiers and their families, runs The Soldiers Charity Big Curry campaign that asks people throughout the UK to host their own fundraising Big Curry feasts.

Army chefs from the Royal Logistics Corps Territorial Army in Grantham will be on hand at the World Curry Festival cooking the favourite curries of the Armed Forces. Anyone attending the free Festival can taste the soldiers culinary creations and enjoy curry for a small donation to The Soldiers Charity.

Curries provided by The Soldiers Charity will be prepared from a field kitchen normally used to serve curry to thousands of hungry serving soldiers. Tasty curries on offer will be made using sauces from Sharwoods, supporters of the Big Curry, including the new Bhut Jolokia curry the hottest curry sauce ever to hit supermarket shelves. Money from the sale of every jar of Sharwoods Bhut Jolokia goes towards The Soldiers Charity Big Curry initiative.

The Soldiers Charity curry stand will be at the World Curry Festival to raise awareness of the Big Curry fundraising campaign and to encourage people to sign up.

Anyone can host a Big Curry by registering at www.bigcurry.org, having a curry themed event large or small, and asking those attending to make a small donation to The Soldiers Charity. As well as tips and information on hosting a Big Curry, www.bigcurry.org is also packed with great curry recipes from celebrity chefs such as Simon Rimmer, Brian Turner, Greg Wallace, Anthony Worrell Thompson and Cyrus Todiwala.

The World Curry Festival 2011 is will also host The Banquet a unique and memorable food experience with one of the worlds most talented chefs Grand Master Chef Hemant Oberoi of the Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai, India.

Chef Oberoihas earned a reputation for cooking for 'Princes, Presidents and Prime ministers' around the world. His most famous guest of late is the President of the United States of America! The Banquet

The World Curry Festival is a celebration of all things curry and takes place on The Headrow in central Leeds between 11am and 7pm on 23, 24 and 25 September 2011. For more information and to book your free entry tickets to the World Curry Festival or visit www.worldcurryfestival.com.

For the last two years The Soldiers Charity has seen a 30 per cent rise in people seeking its help. It expects this to increase with the continuing operations in Afghanistan and the Big Curry is one of many ways the charity is funding its vital work with troops. The average grant The Soldiers Charity makes is approximately 800 and goes towards a wide range of projects, including adaptation of houses or cars for those injured on operations, and giving money to partner charities. To find out more about how The Soldiers Charity makes a difference visit www.soldierscharity.org.



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