Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Win an Alfresco Sausage Supper Kit

BBC Good Food Show Summer is around the corner and this is my favourite show to showcase artisan producers. I would like to introduce you to a new brand which I have recently discovered,  Debbie and Andrews who sell a range of premium sausages such as their signature Harrogate sausages alongside the Kentish Apple and Cider and more unique flavours Corination Chicken and Curried Chicken and Mango. debbie & andrew's also sell a range of wheat, gluten free and dairy free sausages in a variety of flavours, which is great if you have an allergy. With so many interesting flavours, I am looking forward to trying the Curried Chicken and Mango sausages, this was voted as the fans favourite, so I can't wait to try this for a luxury breakfast. 
If you are heading to the BBC Good Food Show, pop over to their stand and try the range of samples. The lovely people at debbie & andrew's are giving 5 lucky readers a recipe book containing their favourite recipes a cool bag and 4 x vouchers worth £25 redeemable at Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Tescos. To be in with a chance you have to follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter.



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Friday, 11 December 2015

BBC Good Food Show Winter 2015

A couple of weeks ago I headed to the BBC Good Food Show. This is a staple on my food calendar and the show seems to get bigger and bigger every year. In an ideal world, I would visit twice during the 4 day event. I always looking forward to seeing familiar faces (Simply Vintage, Foxs Spices) alongside some new faces (Spice Kitchen) and the shows (Supertheatre and Hotpoint stage), this was a foodtastic weekend. I wasn't able to attend any of the shows, in part because of I was busy nibbling on the samples and discovering new food products. I was also able to have a cheese tour at The World Cheese Award that are also held at the BBC Good Food Show thanks to Barbers Cheese. I'll let the food pictures do the talking.



























Until next Summer.......
Disclaimer: I received press passes.

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

BBC Good Food Show Winter Ticket Giveaway

BBC Good Food Show Winter returns to the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday 26th November - Sunday 29th November. I always visit the BBC Good Food Show when they return to  Summer and Winter and there are different aspects of the show that I enjoy for Summer and Winter. I particularly enjoy the Winter show as there are so many fabulous comforting winter and Christmas recipe ideas. And of course, with every BBC Good Food Show, the show hosts an array of celebrity chefs. 
This year heavyweight chefs include: Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Lorraine Pascale, Peter Sidwell and Hemsley + Hemsley. I have reviewed this show on a number of occasions and I can say it's not to be missed (if you live in the Midlands area). Check out my previous reviews of the show here , here, here and here  I'm also looking forward to treating myself to new produce and stalls. 



There are so many different elements to the show but I always look forward to seeing a top celebrity chef at the Supertheatre.



There is also the Winter Kitchen which will show comforting, hearty and filling Winter recipes.


World Cheese Awards

Bakes and Cakes Stage

The lovely people at River Street Events are giving a pair of tickets to a reader of Food Glorious Food.

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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Round Up of Foodie Goodies #6 May-June 2015

It has been another bumper couple of months here at Food Glorious Food of reviewing, hosting giveaways, but mainly I've been cooking and launching my Youtube Channel where I hope to share many Jamaican and Caribbeaan inspired recipes. My Elvis Presley Pancakes were also featured in The Guardian a couple of weeks ago, which was brilliant. I have amassed a number of cookbooks which will feature on the blond in the next month or so. But here are some of the wonderful things which have passed through my kitchen and what I have been up to.

It is picnic season, loved by children and adults, there is nothing more comforting than bringing homemade food, to eat outdoors (ideally in a beautiful setting) and spending time with those that you love. The Picnic Cookbook by Laura Mason is a beautiful collection of recipes that broadened my perception of picnic food and is one which I'll be cooking from for some time. I thoroughly enjoyed writing my review post and preparing a number of dishes from this book.

Hungry Uncle BBQ Sauce
Hungry Uncle BBQ Sauces specialises (as you probably guess) in BBQ sauces. Hungry Uncle premium sauce in Bajan (Barbados) BBQ sauce, something that I have never tried before, but was a wonderful addition to my love of Caribbean sauces. I made oven baked Bajan BBQ chicken which I served with rice and peas. Simply divine.



Finnish product
The lovely people at Finnish asked me my ideas of my Ultimate Dinner Party, a tough one with so many ideas and people to invite, but after the Ultimate Dinner, comes the inevitable washing up. Finish have a range of dish washing tablets to make life a little easier, which my dishwasher was very grateful for.


Foodies Festival
Foodies Festival came to Birmingham. Yay. This was a fabulous day, although there were some areas which would benefit from improvement. On a positive, I was able to take my photo with the very talented and Saturday Kitchen regular, Glyn Purnell.

BBC Good Food Show Summer
Without a doubt the BEST food show in the UK, read how I got on and my backstage access. How fabulous.



Wicked Good Burgers by Andy Harts, Chris Hart and Andrea Pyenson.
I love a good burger, I really do. I have to many burger recipe cookbooks, but I truly believe you can never have too many. There is a comprehensive introduction to the very loveable burgers, from how to grind your meat, shaping your burgers to the different cooking methods. 


The chapters in the book are split into:
  • The Basics of Burgers.
  • Burgers 101, recipes to try include: Our Perfect Turkey Burger and Sous Vide BurgerAmerican Classics, stand out recipes include: Hills Country Bisket Burger, Beach House Burger and Diner Styled Cheese Burger.
  • Where's The Beef, recipes to try include: Duck Burger, 647 Breakfast Burger and Lamb Juicy Lucy.
  • Burgers Beyond the Borders, stand out recipes include: Gold Coast Burger and Caribbean Goat Burger. You Want fries With That, stand out recipes include: Sweet Potato Pub Fries,  Tempura Onion rings and Wicked Good Fries. 
  • Thats a Frappe: recipes to try include: Salted Caramel Frappe, Vanilla Frappe and Darkest Chocoalte Frappe.
I've made a couple of dishes, the double cheeseburger (the pictures does not do this dish any justice) and also the Vanilla Frappe, which was moerish, nom.



The lovely people at Fair Winds Press are offering 3 readers a copy of this book, perfect for Summer. Follow the instructions on the raffleopter to be in with a chance.
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Saturday, 27 June 2015

BBC Good Food Show Summer 2015 Review

I'm a bit addicted to food shows, but the BBC Good Food Show Summer (and Winter) are the shows I look forward to the most as they are the best in the UK. This year's Summer show is no exception, there were familiar faces, alongside new talent, new stalls and old favourites which always makes the show exciting. As per last year, I attended on Press Day (Thursday) which is a lot quieter than other days (in previous years I've attended on a Saturday which is ridiculously busy). 
This show is HUGE and it helped this year that there was the virtual magazine of the layout and stalls before the show which really helped as I could plan where I wanted to visit and what show I wanted to see. I arrived at 10 am and met the lovely Becky from Munchies and Munchkins and we spent time visiting the different stalls. Actually, Becky had a really handful tip, to purchase the majority of the stuff later on in the day, I still managed to purchase a bit here and there but I saved everything until the end.



Here is how I spent the day:

Backstage 
The lovely Katy Truss arranged for the BBC Good Food Show official bloggers to go backstage of the Supertheatre, you know the main stage where all the celebrity chefs prepare their dishes and had a sneak peak on some of the dishes that was about to prepared. There was a number of home economists and I had a sneak peek in the backstage fridge, which was well stocked and no budget spared. We walked past James Martin who was having a chat with someone else, I was to star stuck and shy to say ola, you never know next time.......




I visited this stall last year and loved their Mellow Yellow Rapeseed oil, perfect for roasting and I love to use this for drizzling vegetables over. Rapeseed oil has a number of health benefits and maintains its natural goodness, one of the lovely ladies at the stall gave me an overview of the process which unfortunately, I have forgotten by now. Nevertheless, this oil is the real deal. 



Finally, an American stand. Not that I am obsessed with all American food, but it's nice to see some American Candy and proper peanut butter. What impressed me most from this stall, is that they stocked grits- a staple that is very popular in the Deep South and a dish which I have read about, over and over again, something which I am so happy to get my paws on.




Sponge
I first brought a sponge cake from sponge back in 2011, there flavours have increased now to include ginger and several gluten free options. I sampled a ginger Sponge, alongside a coffee sponge, which was rich, intense and delicious. Sponge offer a range of birthday cakes online and the array of flavours will appeal to all the cake lovers out there.


Black Liquorice Company
This was a new stall for the Good Food Show and are a relatively new company. I associate liquorice with my childhood, but the range of liquorice sold here is very much for grownups and children alike.   I sampled a variety of flavours of liquorice, which was incredibly addictive, liquorice lovers, you've been warned. I was instantly transported back to my childhood with the colours, flavours and textures.  This brand sells quite possibly the hottest liquorish sweet, hot,  hot,  hot, even too hot for me.




The Buffallo Company
I always visit this stand, whether it's the Summer or Winter show for lunch, their buffalo burgers (topped with cheese and chili) are phenomenal.

I love this stall and I always buy something from there, their items are perfect for food bloggers as they are so pretty and visually appeals. Also if you love pretty, cute and vintage this is the place for you and fancy having some beautiful kitchen accessories in your home (I'm sure you do). 


With an array of coconut water on sale (coconut water with guava and coconut water with mango), I was instantly transported back to my holidays, FOCO Coconut water is a brand to look out for for big things in the near future. They also sold a selection of nuts called Koh Kae which is a very popular brand in South East Asia, The Wasabi nuts are hot, hot, hot and moreish.





Yo Sushi
Low fat rice snacks at only 40 calories per packet, unfortunately I ate these too quickly and then realised I did not take a picture of these low calorie low snacks.

Blackberry Cottage
I love cake, I'm sure you do too, but there is often some level of guilt when eating copious amounts of cake (especially if you are like me and am not a skinny minny), so I'm glad when I discovered Blackberry Cottage. Blackberry Cottage make a beautiful selection of cakes using a "special ingredient" vegetables such as spinach, aubergine, beetroot and courgette.




My hearts beat a little harder for gelato and Joe Delucci specialise on bringing the finest and most authentic gelato to the UK. Having eaten gelato in Rome, I can proudly say this ice-cream is the real deal. I sampled the coconut gelato (I love coconut) but there were other lovely flavours such as lemon, mango, banana, chocolate and apple.


Lotus Biscuits
Being part of the Good Food Show Blogging Community, I received a wonderful (and perhaps dangerous) selection of their moersih biscuits.


Bluebird Tea Company
I'm not a big tea drinker, I'm mainly a coffee drinker but loved the selection of teas such as Pineapple Mint, Chinese Treasures and Ice-Cream Float. I personally love the Pineapple mint tea.

Jazzy Apples
Many thanks to for the apple slicer, I now can make perfect apple slices. Perfect for the summer months.

Firefly BBQ
Perfect for the summer and therefore BBQ season, this company specialise in making Authentic style BBQ rubs and sauces. There is such a vast rang of rubs and sauces, such as Memphis Red Sauce, Memphis Pig Rub and the very hot Kansas sauce. Perfect for marinading meats for a taste of the good ol USA.


The Demonstrations
The Good Food Show, for me, is all about getting new ideas and recipes, so a visit here would be incomplete without attending a show. I attended two Tome Kerridge (who made an amazing beef dish) and Thane Prince who made a beautiful summer pea dish. I also had my book signed by the beautiful Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo.


Other stalls








I am looking forward to the November show ......
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