Tuesday, 21 July 2009

EU protection for chicken tikka masala?

The following EDM has been tabled by my colleague, Mohammad Sarwar. I think it falls into the category of things that you know perfectly well you're not going to achieve, but you're going to have some fun in the meantime.

That this House records its appreciation of the culinary masterpiece that is chicken tikka masala; notes that it is Britain's most popular curry; recognises that it was invented in the great City of Glasgow by Ali Ahmed Aslam, proprietor of the Shish Mahal restaurant in Glasgow's West End in the seventies; further notes that Glasgow is three times winner of the curry capital of Britain award; and supports the campaign for Glasgow to be given EU Protected Designation of Origin of this most popular dish.


cowbutt said...

Another £300-odd down the spout.

"The printing and publication costs associated with early day motions in financial year 2005/06 were
approximately £627,000."

"From typically about 100 EDMs per session in the 1950s, the number rose to around 1,500 in the late 1990s, but has risen to more than 2,000 in each session since 2005-06."

Kerry said...

You obviously haven't been reading this blog for very long - see post on 'Should EDMs be scrapped?'

timbone said...

It is disputed that Chicken Tikka Masala was invented in Glasgow in the 1970s. My understanding was that it was invented in the first British Indian Restaurant in London in the early 20th century. This would seem more probable, as curry sauce came from the Indian Raj as English people have gravy. True Indian food is usually dry, eaten with the fingers, and a bonus for you Kerry, does not contain meat.