Many of you will have read about the “Curry College” idea that Eric Pickles, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has proposed.
The idea of the college is that British people are trained how to become curry cooks so that the curry cook shortage is addressed (this shortage was caused by new immigration rules that made it harder to bring Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian cooks into the UK).
Here at Curry Focus, we find it very funny that a senior politician is proposing an idea that has been around for quite some time now (we reported on a similar proposal just a few months ago when we wrote a blog about a curry cooking degree course in Bradford). It seems that politicians have no shame when stealing other people’s ideas.
All that we hope for is that the curry cook shortage is addressed now. There seems to be a lot of talking going on but we would like to see some action so that we have a plentiful supply of jalfrezi, madras and naan to keep us fed.
We’ll see how the plans work out.