Wed 19 March 2008, Financial Times
The great British curry house loses its spice
By Jonathan Guthrie
The credit squeeze has distracted attention from a far more insidious threat to our island way of life: a looming shortage of curry. Curry houses, institutions as quintessentially British as pyjamas, bungalows and polo, are drifting into decline. Politics, commodity prices and demographic change are threatening our patrimony of over 10,000 chicken tikka palaces. But there is still time to soften the blow, if not avert it.