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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Birmingham Balti goes into Europe

The Birmingham Balti Association’s ambitious bid to achieve the European Union’s coveted TSG (Traditional Speciality Guaranteed) status for the City’s (and arguably the Country’s) favourite dish has taken another step forward on its culinary journey. Having been steered through the UK objection period, it is now in the hands of Brussels who have six months […]

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What a Curry On!

The results of the ‘Capital for Curry‘ have been announced with Bradford winning again, Glasgow runners up and Wolverhampton a creditable third. Birmingham, as usual, were nowhere … the difference being that all the others were backed by their local authority, marketing organisations etc. Yet studies show that the estimated economic benefits of winning to […]

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Balti on the curriculum

Part of Birmingham’s new vocational education initiative, the Birmingham Baccalaureate, includes instruction in culinary skills. Well known Balti Triangle restaurant Shabab hosted an instruction session for a video which will be used by participating schools. Andy Munro, Chair of the Birmingham Balti Association said, ‘As soon as I read that curry and specifically balti was […]

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Balti bake off

A film crew was recently in Birmingham to film yet another ‘Bake Off’ competition likely to be televised on ITV in early 2014. Filming took place at award winning Itihaus in the Jewellery Quarter and featured a French bakery, Maison Mayci, from Kings Heath who had reached the semi final of a national competition. Their idea […]

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An Indian curry on

Recently India played host to a British Curry festival ….. talk about taking coals to Newcastle! Apparently it was a real success and the locals loved the offer with Balti the named favourite dish. This will, of course, be a blow to all those overprice ‘authentic’ restaurants back in Blighty!’

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