An Exhaustive Investigation into Which Variety of Mango Is the Best
Alphonso or Chaunsa? Palmers from Brazil or Julies from Jamaica? I scoured the market stalls of Southall and Bradford to uncover which variety of mango reigns supreme.
South Asian food
How This Town Became a South Asian Sweet Shop Paradise
Bradford’s first mithai shop was opened in 1964 by Abdul Rehman, a Pakistani migrant working in the city's textiles mills. Other shops soon followed and today, Bradford is a sugary haven of laddu and gulab jamun.
How I Learned to Love Rooh Afza, the Pungent Rose Syrup of My Childhood
The luminous red bottle was there every Ramadan, and at the family dinners hosted by my grandmother.
How Dessert Took Over Britain
A decade ago, desserts were a restaurant afterthought, usually involving nothing more exciting than ready-whipped cream. Today, there’s a franchised dessert bar on almost every major high street in Britain.
Takeaways Are a Safe Space for Bradford’s Young Muslims
In Bradford, a city where almost one quarter of residents identify as Muslim and youth services have been ravaged by austerity cuts, chicken and kebab shops provide cheap, halal food and a place to hang out.