Can a curry ever be Britain’s best dish?

Mum got through to the  stages of being selected to cook for Britain’s Best Dish, currently showing on ITV.  She was going to cook her chicken curry (which is one of our dishes for the first supper club). At the last-minute Mum got cold feet and I think there was just a slight doubt in her mind that it could never compete against a roast dinner. One of the researchers was really lovely and she tried on more than one occasion to persuade Mum to carry on. She definately should have done. Oh well!  I have been watching some of the programmes. An Indian lady from the Midlands made either Chicken Tikka or Tandoori wraps and she won her round. A young lady made a roasted rabbit salad and she also won her round. I thought both dishes looked mouthwateringly tasty but obviously I did lean more towards the wraps as for me Indian food beats anything!  However, after seeing the sorts of dishes that are being made and winning, I’m thinking that can we ever compete and win against a roasted loin of pork with mashed potatoes and mustard gravy, or a homemade lamb pie or indeed fish and chips?

I might persuade my Mum to enter again next year and put it to the test. No backing out this time. (I’ve just read this back and I sound like an unglamorous, less sophisticated Carrie Bradshaw writing on an empty stomach!)

Saira x

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