>> Saturday, 15 August 2009
Last week, news broke that there was a battle over who could claim ownership over Chicken Tikka Masala. Scottish Members of Parliament had invoked the wrath of Delhi historians and chefs. These Scottish MPs tabled a motion to have the dish's origin be officially recognised as Scottish through a Protected Designation of Origin. Personally, I think that this desire to hammer down the origins of Chicken Tikka Masala is part of a global trend and it is less about who created it and more about who can profit from it. Click here to read this week's column for my thoughts on this issue.