By: National Samosa Week On: March 12, 2019 In: Press Release Comments: 0

For Immediate Release
National Samosa Week 2019 – 8-14 April 2019

After the success of its first year, the week-long event dedicated to the triangle-shaped savoury snack is back! From the 8-14 April National Samosa Week can be enjoyed at various locations around Leicester.

Ahead of the fun-filled week, Jimmy Carpenter at BBC Radio Leicester will host a special live show on Thursday 14th March at 2pm to get everyone excited for the event. As well as talking about all things samosa’s, he will take part in a ‘Man vs Samosa Challenge’ to see how many he can eat in just 10 minutes, and try to beat his fellow colleague Ady Dayman, who consumed a total of eight.

From Monday 8th April- Sunday 14th April, the general public will have access to a pop-up shop in HIGHCROSS Shopping Centre where samosa lovers alike can indulge in these bundles of joy until their heart’s content. They will also have the opportunity to learn how to make these delectable delights at home from experienced Royal Airforce (RAF) Chefs.

Award-winning Indian restaurant Chutney Ivy, based in the city’s Cultural Quarter will host a samosa workshop on Thursday 11th April. From 12pm-4pm, the public can enjoy a cup of tea and a samosa, whilst watching live demonstrations where they’ll learn to fill and fold like a pro.

All donations and 20% of the money raised through samosa sales will be split between two local charities, Leicestershire Action for Mental Health Project (LAMP) and Care of Police Survivors (COPS).

Indian restaurants and other businesses across the city are also taking part in the taste-tastic event. Bond Adams Solicitors will fundraise for charity through selling samosas at their offices.

Sgt Lee Viner, Special Engagement Team Resource Manager at the RAF, said: “The Royal Air Force has a long and distinguished culinary tradition and we are delighted to support this event. We are a fully diverse and inclusive employer who is committed to engaging with communities and highlighting the career opportunities we have on offer.”

National Samosa Week was launched in 2018 by the Leicester Curry Awards in conjunction with Pukaar News, a UK-based news agency with an aim to encourage everyone to try, taste and enjoy these savoury bundles of joy. This year’s event will be supported by the RAF, HIGHCROSS Leicester, Pukaar News and Pukaar Magazine.

Romail Gulzar founder of the Leicester Curry Awards said: “It was incredible to see National Samosa Week gain both national and international recognition last year so we can’t wait to see what its second year will bring. There’s been a great response so far with various businesses wanting to take part, and we’ve got some fantastic events taking place over the seven days for the public to enjoy.”

Notes to Editors:

National Samosa Week was launched by the Leicester Curry Awards in conjunction with Pukaar News, a UK-based news agency. The event will run from Monday 8 April – Sunday 14 April 2019.

The aim of the Leicester Curry Awards is to bring together the local community and restaurants that make up the Indian foodie scene across the city and county. This year they are supporting two charities, Emmaus Leicestershire and Rutland and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The Leicester Curry Awards will take place on Monday 8 April.

To learn more about this event, visit www.leicestercurryawards.com

For more information or to get involved, please contact info@nationalsamosaweek.com or call, 0845 500 5052.

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