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Birmingham’s best biriyani has left the building

So he’s gone. Guneet Singh Bindra, the self-effacing chef responsible for turning one of Birmingham’s very average Indian restaurant into one of the best has decamped for a new challenge. Guneet has left Asha’s in Birmingham for Manchester where he will head up the kitchen operation for an ambitious catering company. I am sorry to …

Colmore Food Festival: 27 venues, two days, one square

It’s the Second City, the food capital of the UK (™ BBC Olive magazine), it’s got more Michelin-starred restaurants, and canals, than Dudley… And yet, sometimes, you can’t help thinking: really? Because Birmingham, my adopted home city, has a funny way of showing its love for its food culture. Take …