Six cities across the United Kingdom will be taking part in its first ever National Samosa Week to be held next month, where participants will be making, selling and consuming the snack in a bid to raise money for charity. The event will be organized from April 9 to 13 and is reportedly the idea of a Leicester based media personality, Romail Gulzar. Gulzar believes that samosas transcend all barriers and can potentially become a means to unite the many communities in the UK.
"It is a tea time snack in the subcontinent but it can be so much more than that. We want to use this week to draw attention to the rich culture and food heritage of South Asia," said Romail Gulzar to the media.
Birmingham, Manchester, Coventry, Nottinghamshire and Radlett have embraced the idea which includes a number of activities which include contests to eat samosas, pop-up samosa shops and awards for the tastiest samosa.
The proceeds generated from the event will be delivered to two charities- mental health charity LAMP and Care of Police Survivors (COPS) – which are dedicated to supporting families of police officers who are killed in the line of duty.
In 2016, Gulzar had founded the Leicester Curry Awards to celebrate the curry houses located in the city and with their roots in India. Winners of the National Samosa Week’s prize will get tickets to the Leicester Curry Award 2018, which will be held on April 22.