Many herbs and spices can be grown in the UK, according to one expert.Foreign cuisine enthusiasts in the UK are able to grow their own herbs and spices, despite the country's climate, one expert has said.
This process, which may involve garden watering with a hose pipe, is "not a big problem", according to ethnic food and drink expert Peter Grove.
"Freshness makes all the difference," he claimed, asserting that cultivating your own products is the best way to achieve this.
The expert pointed out that the Dorset Naga - one of the world's hottest chillies - grows on these shores, while herbs have been a product of the UK for centuries.
Curry fans may wish to use Fenugreek, which has a "tremendous taste and smells wonderful", or coriander, which is a dish's "final blessing", Mr Grove declared.
His comments follow reports that Sanjay Majhu cultivated all of the products required for a spicy Indian dish in Scotland, rather than importing them from overseas.
Posted by Laura Hendley