I write a weekly food column for the Brighton and Hove Independent (www.brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk) where I review of local restaurants and venues. The paper has a readership of approximately 40,000 and is the best read weekly newspaper in the Brighton and Hove area.
For many years the natives of Brighton have been bemoaning the influx of Londoners, pushing up house prices and generally making everything a little more expensive. Others feel that this influx of outside money has been a good thing for the city. There is much to be said for the positives that London money has had on local businesses. When it comes to our food and drink businesses there is a similarly mixed opinion on the influence of London.
If you’re anything like me, when you look at your rapidly declining physique in the mirror and reflect on where it all went wrong, you also think back to sporting glories of the past – remembering the hopes your younger self had of strutting his stuff on the field of dreams. And if football was your chosen sport, the dream of one day lifting the FA Cup would have been right up there. But the closest you probably got was winning a kickabout down the park. Jumpers for goal posts, hmmm, isn’t it?
Chef Kanthi Thamma has been at the forefront of Brighton’s curry revolution in recent years. As head chef of Curry Leaf Café, he established a brand that has become of the best loved Brighton restaurants. Kanthi worked tirelessly to create the successful restaurant chain, winning many awards along the way, and giving back to the community of Brighton and beyond through his charitable work. After four years at Curry Leaf Café, Kanthi decided to leave the restaurant and start something new.
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Selecting a term
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