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Gourmet on the Go!

Gourmet on the Go!
When not slaving away with only Twitter and mad dog for company, I occasionally have a 'life.' This usually entails cooking for friends, trying far too many wines, and the occasional entire day out. I will post my ramblings, recipes and recommendations here on the 'Gourmet on the Go' blog. Hope you find something of interest!


April 11, 2011

The Essex Festival of Food and Drink is Nearly Here!


Saturday and Sunday, July 9 & 10, 2011
10am to 4pm
Cressing Temple Barns, Witham Road, Cressing, Nr Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD
(on B1018 between Braintree and Witham)
Featuring top chefs Jean-Christophe Novelli and Mark Baumann
A deliciously glamorous event for all foodies

Spend a complete day in foodie heaven…

  • essex-festival-of-food-and-drink-2011-smlFood and drink producers from all around Essex and East Anglia
  • Cookery demonstrations by celebrity and guest chefs
  • Gourmet food court seating 500
  • Live music
  • Award-winning restaurants
  • Pimms, champagne and wine bars
  • Local and regional breweries
  • Cupcake workshops
  • WI baking competition

Save £1 per adult by pre-booking your tickets.  Advance tickets £5 per adult (£6 on the gate).  Children under 12 free.  Entrance ticket gives access to all cookery demonstrations except those by Jean-Christophe Novelli.

Jean-Christophe Novelli
Jean-Christophe will be giving two demonstrations on Sunday at 12 noon and again at 3pm.  Tickets cost £8 each.  Book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Visit the festival website for all the latest news and to book your tickets or call the ticket hotline 0845 603 7624.

Sorry, no pets allowed into event except for guide dogs.

March 10, 2011

Come Dine With Me Looking for Contestants in Essex!

 Come Dine with Me

The hugely successful Channel 4 show Come Dine With Me is returning for a new, day-time series. ITV are looking for people over 18 years of age, in and around the Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Upshire area with a passion for cooking who want to demonstrate their skills.

Over five days, five strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host the perfect dinner party for each other. At the end of the week the most impressive host wins a £1,000 cash prize.

This is your chance to create the perfect dining experience. And YOU get to enjoy four nights dining out, with the chance of winning the grand prize!

If you or anyone you know would like to take part then please call ASAP on-
0871 244 4142
(Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline, mobile and other network rates may be higher)
or email:


February 25, 2011

New ITV Cookery Show Looking for Home Cooks

Filed under: Celebrations & Events,Foodie Competitions — gourmet-on-the-go @ 11:24 am


Are You a Talented Home Cook with an Amazing Historic Family Recipe?

If so, ITV’s favourite Celebrity Chef
Gino D’Acampo
wants to hear from YOU!

Gino D’Acampo

Gino D’Acampo is on a mission to prove that “There’s No Taste Like Home”.  He’s on the hunt for home cooks with fantastic family recipes, undiscovered gems, good, honest family food…

Forget the frills and ditch the fiddly garnishes.  If you’ve got a fantastic recipe that’s been passed down through your family for generations, family favourites that have been enjoyed for decades, then Gino wants to hear from you …

There’s No Taste Like Home*, ITV’s brand new cookery show gives talented home cooks the chance to showcase their very own family recipes in a local restaurant. The winning dish will have the honour of staying on the restaurant’s menu for an entire month. 

If you think your dish has what it takes
please email or call 090 11 11 33 77

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