Nunney Catch Transport Cafe featured in Monday night’s episode of the popular BBC2 cookery show The Incredible Spice Men.
Chefs Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala want to transform the way British dishes are cooked at home. The two old friends believe Britain has some of the best produce in the world but think we are missing a trick when it comes to cooking with spices.
Throughout the series, the two chefs travel around Britain and visit some of the best local food producers and restaurants. They spice up traditional favourites with chilli, coriander and other spices.
The boys set out to take on Britain’s most hallowed food – the Great British breakfast. They are spicing up the holy trinity of sausage, egg and beans. To see if it passes muster they persuade Dawn Pollard, head waitress of the Nunney Catch Transport Café, to serve their spicy breakfast.
At the end of the programme, Dawn promised to add Singh and Todiwala’s Banging British Breakfast to the menu. On social network Twitter people last night were already planning to visit Nunney Catch Transport Café to give the spicy breakfast a try.
The two Indian chefs both have a very strong reputation for reinventing classic British dishes with gentle spicing.
Cyrus Todiwala is chef proprietor of the top Indian restaurant Café Spice Namasté in London. He trained at the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces chain in India, and rose to become executive chef for eleven restaurants within those hotels. He moved to the UK in 1991 with his family and has since written a series of best-selling cookery books. In 2012, he cooked for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Tony Singh is a Sikh chef based in Edinburgh. He first appeared on Ready Steady Cook in June 2008. He was Chef Patron at the Oloroso roof top bar and restaurant and opened a modern bistro called Tony’s Table. He is also a kitchen consultant and former owner of roti Indian restaurant also in Edinburgh, considered one of the finest in Scotland.
Recipes from the show are also available on the BBC website.
Nunney Catch Transport Café
Somerset BA11 4NZ
Telephone 01373 836 331
The site is on the roundabout of the A361 and A359 at Nunney Catch