We’re delighted to see that one of our favourite magazines has shot to
prominence in the wake of Princess Di’s trip to Pakistan.
Tandoori magazine has been landing on the Diary’s desk for a year or so
now and delighting us with headlines such as ‘Bombay or bust’ - about
the opening of a Bollywood-themed restaurant in Sheffield - and ‘Glamour
comes to Wokingham’ - about a visit by Miss Bangladesh to the Assam
restaurant in that fine town.
Tandoori managed no less than two name-checks in the Sunday Times’
‘Brief Lives’ slot last weekend. The first featured some of its hot
stories that week, such as the one about Margaret Thatcher meeting the
daughter of an Epsom curry-house manager, and the second was for the
list of people that curry-lovers would most like to dine with (topped by
Campaign readers should know that there was something in it for anorak
and luvvie alike. First up was a big piece on ‘Understanding direct
marketing’ by Tony Mason (17 years at American Express), and there was
also a report on the new Roland Joffe epic commercial for Patak spices,
shot on location in Jaipur.
But our favourite bit in the February edition is the headline to the
story about Pamela Anderson developing a taste for curry on her recent
trip to Britain. Pammy, who is pregnant, is quoted as saying: ‘I don’t
know any decent curry places in LA so if my craving gets too bad, I’ll
have to fly a curry chef over from the UK to make me my favourite
The accompanying headline? ‘Bayleafwatch!’