Author Archive | Andy Munro

EU latest

The bid to secure ‘Traditional Status Guaranteed’ EU status rumbles on with the documentary evidence of the minimum 30 year origin rule now satisfied courtesy of the ‘Balsall Heathan’ magazine. Next up is another visit from DEFRA … a genuinely helpful bunch but not helped by the pernickety Eurocrats. Apparently, a number of previous attempts […]

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Curry too hot for Brum

Yet again, it appears that the local authority and partners have gone cool on the National Capital of Curry competition, due to be held in the Autumn. Proposals sent to the local authority, local paper, and the College of Cakes have met with that ultimate weapon of public servants … ‘silence’!

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Discovering Balti

I was at Shabab recently for a visit of the ‘Discovery Channel’ programme makers who were filming a programme about curries and wanted to cover Birmingham’s famous Balti. The presenter was well known Iranian comedian Omid Djalili. I’m pleased to say that he massively (and genuinely) enjoyed his Balti Chicken and Mushroom Vindaloo. We also […]

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Birth of the Balti

Our bid to secure TSG protected EU status for the ‘Birmingham Balti’ partly depends on finding a ‘balti reference’ from over 30 years ago. We’ve got one for late 1984 but need a reference from before March of that year. We know it predates that but need the evidence. So, if anyone has any bright […]

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Swedish Baltis

No…this isn’t the title of a risqué film about Balti goers but just a note that Balti was featured recently in ‘Scanorama’ the in flight airline magazine for Swedish Airways written by Annette Rubery. … http://www.annetterubery.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Balti-Triangle.pdf

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A Balti Biography!

I’m putting pen to paper to record the history of Birmingham’s most famous culinary dish and its Birmingham beginnings. I would love to hear from you about your first balti…when it was, where it was, why you enjoyed it and any funny tales also welcome! I can be e mailed on munroandy@hotmail.com Thanks, Andy.

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Balti film

The Balti Triangle recently hosted a visit from a budding filmmaker making a film about Balti as part of their University project. A short film Charlotte Armer made for her Filmmaking Practises Module at University of Birmingham about the balti and it’s cultural heritage in Birmingham. An interesting stat was revealed where it seems that people […]

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