A recent survey found that Yorkshiremen prefer a night out with a curry rather than a romantic date, by a huge 73 per cent. It is quite possible, however, that the survey was rigged. You see, the Yorkshire survey was conducted by the sponsors of the World Curry Festival being held on Millennium Square, Leeds.
There is also an outside chance that the survey results are true given the fact that Yorkshire is home to over 600 curry houses. Leeds boasts the leading 60 of those establishments so; it is only natural that the curry festival takes place there.
During the celebration, Leeds will be transformed into a world of culinary pleasure. Street food, vendors, curry souk, taster tents, and classes on cooking curry will all be part and parcel of the experience. Anything at all to do with curry can be had at the festival, which doubles this year as a celebration of 200 years since curry first came to Britain.
Celebrities will be in attendance as well. Hardeep Singh Kohli is going to put on his highly praised show, The Nearly Naked Chef, in which he mixes curry and anecdotes. The famous chefs, Atul Kochhar and Jean Christophe Novelli will do live demonstrations.
The festival will have its own spicy marketplace, street performers, live music, and a ‘Focus On Food’ bus ride, featuring a free lesson on cooking curry.
Judging solely by the number of curry houses in Yorkshire, this should be an eventful and well-attended festival.
The event is supported by Forward Business Link, Changed4Life, Marketing Leeds, Schofield Sweeney Solicitors, the healthy eating campaign ‘Focus On Food’, and more.