All posts tagged: competition

WIN a Leiths approved Asda Extra Special Easter hamper

COMPETITION CLOSED It’s competition time! You may remember that I gave away an Asda Extra Special Christmas hamper back in December. Well, now is the time for an Easter give away! Hamper items (all Asda Extra Special and approved by chefs at Leiths) Extra Special all butter pastry cases Extra Special artisan flat breads Extra Special plain chocolate Extra Special mini meringues Extra Special strawberry conserve Extra Special Spanish orange blossom honey Extra Special Italian pesto alla Genovese Extra Special Aceto Balsamico di Modena Extra Special all Butter parmesan and garlic mini twists Extra Special garlic dipping oil Extra Special apricot crumbles Extra Special Italian conchiglioni Extra Special spiced plum and ginger marinade Extra Special stem ginger chocolate biscuits Extra Special Belgian milk chocolate and pecan popcorn clusters Extra Special black pepper ciabatta croutons ES Semillon Sauvignon Blanc ES Chianti Classico Reserva I attended an event held by Asda and Leiths at the London based cookery school last night and it was fantastic. Full review of what we got up to soon but for now, …

WIN herbs and spices from Gourmet Garden

Moving into my first rented flat with a friend in my second year of university was incredibly exciting. No more student halls, no more shared kitchens, no more noise keeping me up all night, no more mess (well, almost). I can positively say that I was a bad cook at this time in my life. My specialties, as most students can claim, were spaghetti bolognese and a steak sandwich. Or the odd jacket potato with cottage cheese, baked beans and salad. Oh dear. Luckily my friend was a good cook and every so often she would make the most amazing Thai chicken curry. I would beg her to make it for us and most of the time she caved in. I remember she used to use squeezy tubes of garlic, lemongrass and ginger. It was so easy and utterly delicious. It wasn’t until recently that I was reintroduced to those very handy squeezy tubes. Gourmet Garden produces a wide range of herbs and spices that are simply washed, chopped and put into tubes. The amount …

WIN a 2.5kg joint of Australian topside beef from Westin Gourmet

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED I still marvel at the Internet. I’ve always been a bit of a technology geek and I distinctly remember the time when the Internet was first installed at home. I would sit in my dad’s study for hours at a time browsing and talking to friends on MSN (sad I know). But at the time I never would have imagined that I would be buying clothes, holidays and even food from the comfort of my own home. Technology never ceases to amaze me. I’ve been toying with the idea of buying meat, fish and vegetables online for a while. After my trip to Riverford Organic Farm earlier in the year, I realised what a great way it is to shop. But having never taken the plunge to buy meat online before, I was happy to be contacted a few months back by Westin Gourmet, an online butchers that provides consumers with good quality cuts of meat at wholesale prices. I decided to test a few of the products and offer …

Win a Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine!!

To celebrate the arrival of the month long pop up Galleria illy in London, I am offering one lucky Food For Think reader the chance to win a gorgeous Francis Francis X7.1 coffee machine (worth £199), courtesy of Espressocrazy. Now, I know that this is a good little piece of kit. I have recently been to a few photo shoots at Georgia Glynn Smith’s house and she has one in order to provide her guests with delicious coffee. It’s easy to operate, simply pop in an illy coffee iperEspresso capsule and press the button. The milk frother on the side is also very good, considering the size of the machine. After runs in Berlin, New York, Milan and Istanbul, Galleria illy will run from 13 September – 16 October. It’s free to get in and you’ll be able to enjoy a programme of gastronomy, art, literature and design events. I’m really looking forward to popping along and learning a trick or two from the Università del Caffè illy baristas. I’ll be there mid September so …

The Big Chopper winner

Congratulations to Denise Baker-McClearn from the Moel Faban Secret Supper Club who is the winner of a brand new shiny Big Chopper board. If you ever visit her supper club (and I hear it’s VERY good), make sure that she’s using it to prepare your grub! For those of you that are still interested in getting your hands on one for your kitchen, the guys at The Big Chopper have agreed a special offer. If you go to their website (www.thebigchopper.co.uk) and buy a Big Chopper or Big Pink One you’ll get a bread or fish board worth £9.99 absolutely free! Simply add a Big Chopper and your choice of bread or fish board to your shopping cart, then use the promotional code CHOPPERDQ9BWDFE during the checkout process to receive your chosen board for free!