A Sleaford chef and entrepreneur has just finished filming for a science show on German TV.
The film crew from ProSieben channel’s educational show, Galileo, were in Ruskington yesterday (Tuesday) to demonstrate the science behind the power of chillis.
They have enlisted the help of Sleaford chef Muhammed Karim, who hit headlines with his creation The Widower, renowned to be the hottest curry in the world.
Mr Karim works as a private chef as well as marketing his own range of Indian curry-based products, and so the film crew set up at his brothers’ restaurant in Ruskington, the Green Elachi.
The presenters will be testing The Widower, along with the Atomic Kick Ass Burger made from one of his sauces. He said: “They will be studying the chemical reactions and looking into the pros and cons of eating hot chillis.”
Mr Karim added there is a growing market in Europe since he appeared on TV shows over there, and he is now exporting his products as he said there has been a 35 per cent increase in demand for spicy food in France, Germany, Holland and Belgium.
French diners have traditionally been dismissive of the UK’s favourite curry dishes.
Mr Karim said: “Next month I’m doing a TV show for a Californian company focussing on the cultural switch of spicy food eating between the west and the east. In the east they are wanting to get western food while over here we want it spicier.”