Sometimes I cook dishes up from scratch (raw spices) mixed and blended etc. to a precise recipe, sometimes I mix up to an ‘approximate’ recipe, sometimes I just tip over a jar of Patak’s, sometimes (and these can be the best) I rinse out all of the old chutney & pickle jars and get something very good.
I enjoy them all with the right company.
I have taken my wife to Michelin Star restaurants and on other occasions to the Kebab Van - all good times at different times.
Surely, anyone who goes to the night markets is going out not just for the cuisine but for the social event, the chance to meet new people, discover new friends, discover new views and perspectives etc.
Personally I won’t be attending this event (I’m nearer to the Portsmouth end that the French end) but I do applaud James’ initiative and following it through - I hope it’s a great success.
In my mind, if xx years from now just one person turns to a friend and says ‘do you remember that night when we had curry flown in,’ with a smile then it will have been an immense success and worth every effort. Very best of luck!