Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is hosting a free exhibition which tells the story of the Bangladeshi community’s major contribution to the much loved British Curry.
It has some realistic ‘mocked up’ kitchens and dining areas although a trifle disappointingly the wallpaper isn’t of the flock variety.
Some fascinating facts includes the statistic that Birmingham has the biggest Bangladeshi population outside London and that Brum’s first ‘curry house’ was the Darjeeling in 1954 although a ‘John’s Restaurant’ was apparently serving up curries in the forties.
Overall, it’s an exhibition well worth a visit by curry lovers although it’s just a shame that Birmingham’s iconic Balti doesn’t get a mention. The upside on that, of course, is that it’s not the case of the Bangladeshi community trying to lay claim to a dish invented by a Brummie Pakistani!