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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!


November 4, 2010

Win a Cookery Course for Two Worth £400

Filed under: Foodie Competitions — Tags: , , , , , , , , — gourmet-on-the-go @ 5:15 pm

Win a Cookery Course for Two Worth £400Experience Mad, the provider of the largest range of experience days online, has launched its ‘Thanks Mate’ competition to encourage people to show their appreciation of the large and small things that their friends do for them.

The winner will be able to choose from a wide range of courses at leading cookery schools in the UK with some of the top chefs in the business including Jean Christophe Novelli and Lesley Waters.

 Learn new culinary skills with a cooking demonstration or hands on cookery classes including chocolate making, Indian curry, Japanese, and much more. For your chance to win, visit and say why your mate deserves to win!  Tis that simple…

The competition closes on the 30th of November 2010 and is open to all UK residents.

Best of Luck from EG.

March 30, 2010

RAMSAY’S BEST RESTAURANT – Make your vote count

Filed under: Celebrations & Events,Foodie Competitions — Tags: , , , , , , , , — gourmet-on-the-go @ 12:40 pm

Ramsay's Restaurants - To Nominate your fav, Click me...An exciting new series for Channel 4…

‘Ramsay’s Best Restaurant’ is an exciting new series dedicated to celebrating the finest restaurants in the UK. Restaurants nominated by the public will be tested to the highest level by Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay and the series will culminate in one culinary hero being crowned ‘Ramsay’s Best Restaurant’.

Gordon’s journey will see him travel the length and the breadth of Britain in search of brilliant restaurants that deliver gastronomic perfection and wonderful customer service. He’ll meet restaurant owners who refuse to be daunted by the threat from ubiquitous chains and who are determined to survive the recession on their own terms and with their exceptionally high standards intact. He’ll seek out culinary heroes working in the kitchens and front of house at independent restaurants across the UK whose brilliance deserves to be recognised.

Each of the eight heats will focus on a different type of cuisine including Italian, French, Indian and British categories and this year there’s a new category – Fine Dining. Will one of the big boys of the restaurant world come out on top? Or will a small local restaurant take down the Goliaths of the kitchen? The chef’s culinary abilities will be tested as Gordon sets the kitchen brigades some of the toughest challenges they’ve faced in their careers. The pressure will truly be on as the competitors could face anything in their heat, in the super tough semi-finals and in the head-to-head cook-off that is the series final. Only one brilliant contender can win the title of “Ramsay’s Best Restaurant.” Who will it be?

The series will follow the highs and lows of the passionate chefs, restaurateurs and of Gordon himself as he tries to find his worthy champion.

Restaurants can only take part in the competition if they’ve been nominated. We’re looking for restaurants of the highest calibre so if you know a fantastic restaurant that is worthy of the title then please visit and nominate them now.

So come on people of Essex, make your vote count and nominate your favourite restaurant in the area, it would be great to see an Essex business featured on the programme!

November 3, 2009

Taste of Christmas – Ticket Giveaway & Discount Code

Taste of Christmas - London ExCeL - 4th to 6th Dec 09

Competition Details:

Yes, Essex Gourmet have 4 pairs of wonderful ‘*Taste of Christmas’ tickets to giveaway!  The foodie event of the festive season, is returning to Excel London this December 4-6, 2009.

And the winners of the tickets are:

Becky Thorn – Surrey
Tom Gurling – Norfolk
Lynne Clark – London
Kally Wilde – Essex

Our Twitter Competition for open tickets for this fantastic event were won by: Gary Fenn – Essex.

Have a fabulous time on us people!  If you didn’t win, then there is still time to grab tickets at a discount price (see below for details.)

Taste of Christmas in partnership with Waitrose – 4th-6th December. 

Taste of Christmas Dec 09 - Discount Code

Discount Promotion Code

Tickets for Taste of Christmas 2009 are selling fast! Subscribers of Essex Gourmet can also benefit from a special ticket offer:

2 tickets for £32 (saving £12)!  Quote promo code “TASTE” when booking online at: or by calling 0871 230 7132

About Taste of Christmas : 

Taste of Christmas, the wintertime sibling of the sell-out summer show, Taste of London, is the first truly Christmassy event of the season.  It returns to London’s ExCel, for three full days of indulgent eating, drinking and shopping.

Dine at the finest restaurants, see top chefs at work, gather festive foodie inspiration and stock up on speciality food and drink from the country’s finest producers. As always, there are some huge names lined up to attend with the likes of Heston Blumenthal, Richard Corrigan, Jean-Christophe Novelli andAntony Worrall Thompson all making appearances.

For exciting updates on participating chefs and restaurants, visit

(If you would like exclusive access to the very best of London’s Restaurant scene join Taste Club now for a complimentary membership at

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