Curry Club Close-Up: Some Pilau Talk With Rumpole Of The Balti

Everyone in the Glasgow of Curry brotherhood loves curry – but wouldn't it be intriguing to discover more about the men behind the menu choices? In this occasional Q&A series, we'll be journeying into the curry-obsessed mindpans of prominent members, continuing with TATTGOC's own legal counsel, a man who can somehow balance the scales of justice while wielding the hammer of putative damages.

Name:
Rumpole Of The Balti

How did that nickname come about?
Self-conferred I'm afraid. Someone said I needed a nickname so I came up with a spicy spin on the legal profession. I don't know whether I share any of Rumpole's qualities - maybe give me another five years to turn into a port-soaked Tory.

Favourite Glasgow curry house: Last year's outing to The Village cemented its number one spot in my affections.

Second favourite Glasgow curry house: Does Asia Style count? [Trampy: Just this once.]

Favourite Glasgow curry takeaway: The Wee Curry Shop on Ashton Lane.

All-time favourite curry dish: Mild curry Super Noodles have been a staple part of my diet since the early 1990s. As I've become more sophisticated I've started adding almonds and raisins ...

All-time curry idol: Got to be the "brash and energetic life force" that is Edwina Currie.

Rice or naan? Both, you dumbass.

Favourite curry lager: Lal Toofan

Where's the most exotic place you've had a curry? Tooting High Street

Can you actually make a decent curry yourself at home? See answer to question 5.

If so, can we all come round for our tea? Is that all the members of TATTGOC or all the readers of the blog? Not sure I've enough Super Noodles to feed the worldwide chapter...

If you could enjoy a curry dinner-for-two with anyone, either alive or dead, who would it be? Frederick "Fred" Dibnah MBE

You've kindly offered to help draft a legally binding TATTGOC constitution. Briefly, what sort of principles would you most like to enshrine in such an important document? We could kick of with "recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the curry family, which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the restaurant." And then we could tag the bit about "no birds" on at the end.

What creature or object would you say best symbolises your personality? For the picture, like? How about a copyright-infringing shot of Teenwolf's Dad?

A fascinating glimpse into a keen legal mind, there. Who will be the next candidate for the TATTGOC Star Test? Stay tuned to find out ...

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