The story of Birmingham’s signature dish by Andy Munro, the UK’s leading expert on the history of the dish.
The Birmingham Balti has received world wide recognition and acclaim from the New York Times to the travellers’ bible, The Rough Guide, but more than anything else, it holds a place in the hearts and minds (and stomachs) of avid baltigoers everywhere. Going For A Balti traces back the story of this unique dish from its birth, through its boom years to the present day.
This is the inside track on Birmingham’s signature dish, as never told before, through the eyes of ‘Baltiholic’ and Champion of all things uniquely Birmingham, Andy Munro.
Praise for ‘Going For A Balti’
“A flat bottomed classic!” Tom Parker Bowles (Mail on Sunday)
“Going for a Balti” is the perfect book for anyone interested in balti. Munro takes you from its humble beginnings through the balti craze of the 80s up to present day. He explains exactly what an authentic balti is. If, like me, you love a good balti, “Going for a Balti” is a must read book Dan Toombs, the Curry Guy (Top selling author on British Indian Cuisine)
“Going for a Balti is a love letter to the author’s home city and it’s recent residents that have helped make it as rich and vibrant as it is today…”
“Anyone who wants to understand British multi culturalism at it’s best should read this book”
“Seldom does one have the opportunity of such an insight into the birth and growth of a popular culinary phenomenon. I thoroughly recommend it. “
AUTHOR NOTE Andy Munro was born and bred in the Balti Triangle and, as a passionate Brummie, has championed the Birmingham Balti to the extent of working with the restaurants to apply for a European Food Trademark of Authenticity. Recently semi-retired after ten years leading the regeneration of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, he continues to be involved in championing his home city.
All proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to Bloodwise a blood cancer charity.