The Real Food Festival and Real Food Cook Book – Giveaway CLOSED

There are just a few days to go before The Real Food Festival opens at Earls Court on 5th-8th May 2011 and I am excited! This is the festival’s fourth year and each year it gets bigger and better.

What’s on offer?

Well, firstly, The Real Food Festival is much more than a food event or Farmer’s Market, it will be packed with activities for the whole family. Highlights include a Sheep Show, Kids Taste Tent with workshops encouraging little ones to make butter and bread, an area dedicated to growing your own food, a Butchery theatre, a working tea garden following the tea trail from bush to crop, cheese tastings, as well as a chance to discover an array of  Street Food with vendors offering food from around the country inspired by global flavours. Pop along to the Real Food Theatre and you could see demos from Georgio Locatelli, Jason Atherton, or the Willie Wonka of Channel 4, Willie Harcourt-Cooze all doing their thing amongst many other great chefs and cooks (Click on this link for a timetable) You will also get to meet and chat to over 500 of our finest artisan food producers, tasting, seeing and learning about Real Food from experts and professionals in the field. The School of Artsian Food will also be on hand to advise on what it takes to be a truly skilled artisan food maker and you can end your day with a little tipple a a Boat Bar hosted by Adnams Brewery offering the famous Broadside beer along with hand selected wines.  

What’s not to love about this event?! 

You can still buy tickets for the event, tickets start at £13.50 for an adult (bought in advance) but there are also packages including a Real Food Festival Cook Book as well as VIP packages from £40.00 in advance, giving you priority entrance and a chance to visit the sumptuously decorated VIP tent with a complimentary cocktail and goodie bag in hand. Best of all kids go free courtesy of Sacla.

Or pop over to The Real Food Festival Facebook Page, “like” them and look out for offers and codes leading up to the event.

See The Real Food Festival Website for more information on tickets and packages.

This year you can also buy The Real Food Festival Cook Book, RRP £20.00, published by Duncan Baird Publishers and available from all good bookshops.

As many of us are interested in buying our ingredients from farmers’ markets, local farm shops and specialist retailers, this book is packed with recipes all following the Real Food ethos.There are more than 100 delicious recipes showcasing the Real Food ethos from a collection of well-known chefs including Raymond Blanc, Giorgio Locatelli, Thomasina Miers, Cyrus Todiwala, Ollie Rowe, Willie Harcourt-Cooze, Allegra McEvedy and Jun Tanaka. As well as this, the book includes authentic artisan recipes from some of the best producers from the show all brought together and edited by Valentina Harris.

I have a copy of this beautiful cook book to giveaway – see below for details on how to enter.

Please note the giveaway if for the Real Food Cook Book NOT tickets for the show.

Real Food Cookbook


WINNER – @StephanieB246

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  1. Fabulicious Food says:

    >Thank you for entering this giveaway. It is now closed. The winner will be announced in a separate post. Ren

  2. >5. Already like Fabulicious Food on Facebook.
    Left a post under the competition.
    Diana Cotter

  3. >4.Already following @RenBehan on Twitter

  4. >3. Following @RealFoodFest on Twitter

  5. >2. Tweeted @happyfox

  6. >1. It has to be freshly picked strawberries. We used to have two pick-your-own farms within a mile of us here in Cheshire, along with orchards and all sorts of other crops. They're just growing houses now 🙁

  7. >Fresh picked raspberries!

  8. >My favorite seasonal food right now is asparagus.

  9. Genevieve Taylor says:

    >My fave seasonal ingredients are wild garlic and asparagus!

  10. >I follow RealFoodFest on twitter.

  11. >I follow you on twitter.

  12. >I love strawberries and watermelon!

  13. Sally - My Custard Pie says:

    >PS Tweeted via @sally2hats 🙂

  14. Sally - My Custard Pie says:

    >What a fantastic event. I'd love to go just for Giorgio Locatelli! Unpasteurised cheddar is the thing I buy when in the UK. I love the fact that Keens, Montgomery and Westcombe are all made in the same area, with milk from the same breed of cow but they all taste so different (and vary from year to year). Favourite seasonal fruit – blackberries from the hedgerow.
    Have done all except no 4 as follow you already!

  15. Domestic Diva says:

    >I like spring asparagus. Yum!

  16. >my favorite seasonal food is squash when it comes in the fall and winter; it's perfect in the cold weather!

  17. >i am also following @RenBehan


  18. >i have tweeted as @ashlallan

  19. >i already follow @RealFoodFest


  20. >i like raspberries or strawberries especially if you get to pick them yourself

  21. Lynn Savage says:

    >am a Facebook liker too

  22. Lynn Savage says:

    >My favourite artisanal prducts are from jollyfish an Orkney based company selling local Orkney products. The meat and fish are great but the fudge is to die for. It's not a local company to me, I'm in Herts but I do love their stuff.

  23. @stephanieb246 says:

    >Favourite seasonal food is the asparagus we're cutting in our garden right now. Lightly steamed & dipped in melted butter – can't beat it!

    Now following @RenBehan on twitter & have retweeted @stephanieb246

  24. nickandkatherine says:

    >Liked on facebook and left a comment on your wall.

  25. nickandkatherine says:

    >I love fresh, local rhubarb. Tart, tangy and a little bit sweet too.

  26. >Have retweeted @stacytg

  27. >Following @realfoodfest @stacytg

  28. >I like apples in October when they have literally just come off the tree!

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