Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Win Tickets to Dan Lepard's and Arthur Potts Dawson' s demo's

I am delighted to be able to offer 3 pairs of Tickets for demo's worth £25 per pair of tickets for this Saturday 16th July at the Oundle food festival to win.
There are:
2 tickets for Dan Lepards's Bread Demonstration
2 tickets for Dan Lepard's Cake making Demonstration
2 tickets for Arthur Potts Dawson's cook creatively for less
http://audioboo.fm/boos/410437-how-to-win-tickets-to-the-oundle-food-festival.mp3?source=embed">How to win tickets to the Oundle food festival (mp3)
Dan Lepard
Award winning baker and Guardian food writer Dan Lepard in the queen Hall on West Street His first session is at 10am on breadmaking, followed by an afternoon of cake baking and icing.
Morning: 10am-12 noon, 2 hours
From first loaf to sourdough: a breadmaking primer
When you first start to bake bread it’s inevitable that you’ll be thinking about sourdough as soon as the first loaf is cooling. So in this two hour workshop Dan will get you started on your first loaf and your first sourdough in tandem: show you how they relate to one another and how the recipes are interchangeable with just a few tweaks. You’ll look at different flours, show how easily both breads can be mixed and baked for the best crust and flavour, and produce everything from delicate dinner rolls to large wheels of bread for a feast.
Afternoon: 2pm-4pm, 2 hours
Cakewalk: easy steps to birthday cakes and cupcakes

Now that men are getting into home baking, it’s no longer only Mum’s job to be the one keeping the cake tin filled at home, but the simplest cake making and decorating can be daunting for anyone. So think of this as your cake making two-step: quick ways to get light and richly flavoured cakes at home, and then how to decorate those cakes simply, yet ‘wow’ everyone. Planning helps, so Dan will take you through getting organised before you start and what to watch for to ensure your cakes are the best they can be. Dan will explain how to make and use different types of icing and buttercream, and the best way to get a simple professional look at home.
Listen to Dan chatting with me here
http://audioboo.fm/boos/382557-dan-lepard.mp3?source=embed">Dan Lepard (mp3)
2-4pm Cook Creatively for Less
Arthur Potts Dawson
Arthur Potts Dawson - Star of Channel 4’s The People’s Supermarket
A 2 hour demonstration on how to cook creatively!
Arthur is a talented chef, restauranteur, cookery writer and social entrepreneur. His newest business venture, The People’s Supermarket, opened in June 2010. Jamie Oliver recently described Arthur as “the original green chef”.
He will showing you how to make the best use of fresh ingredients, whether it’s the food left behind in the fridge, or the knobbly vegetables no-one wants to buy, or the produce being sold off cheaply at the end of the Farmers Market, or even the glut of produce from your garden. Expect a lively Q&A session at the end when you’ll be able to ask what you should do with all the things you don’t want to throw away!
Arthur trained with the Roux brothers and has gone on to work alongside industry ‘greats’ including Rose Gray & Ruth Rodgers at The River Cafe, Rowley Leigh at Kensington Place, Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and Pierre Khoffman. He relaunched Cecconi’s restaurant and worked as executive head chef for Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant.
Arthur created two restaurants described as ‘sustainably aware urban restaurants’, Acorn House and Water House. Arthur’s latest restaurant project is an organic ‘pop-up’, Mrs Painsley’s Lashings,profits go to organic education in London schools.
He is a member of the English Slow Food Association, and a lifelong supporter of organic products and local suppliers.
Bookings for the Demonstrations are now open
These can be made through the Oundle Box Office, either online ; by phone 01832 274734; or in person - 4 New Street, Oundle PE8 4ED
The normal ticket price is:-
Tickets Breadmaking 10-12 am £12.50,
Cake baking and decorating 2-4pm Ticket price £12.5
OR enter my competition to win tickets.

How to enter and the rules
This giveaway is open to all readers over 18 with a UK mainland address. The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced on this page on Thurday 15th - I will also email them!. You need to leave your e-mail address in order to comment, I am the only person that can see it. However Please do not include it in the actual comment as well.
I am running this competition on behalf of the Oundle Food festival who will be responsible for making the tickets available at the door to be picked up by the winner. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries. You must leave a separate comment for each bonus entry otherwise they will not be counted.
Closing date:
10pm Thursday 14th July 2011
For a chance to win please comment and tell me which demo you would like to go to and who you would take with you.
For a second chance to win please tweet this post using the button below and comment with your twitter ID telling me you have done so.
For a third chance to win please follow me @VanessaKimbell on Twitter and comment to tell me you have done so.
For a fourth chance to win please like my facbook page and comment below to tell me you have done so.


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  2. Hi Vanessa! Sounds great. Would love 2 tickets for Dan Lepard's Cake making Demonstration
    Thanks so much!

  3. Would love the cake demo & would take my friend Sandy or hubby Jeff. thanks. Off to make the soda bread. Eat another one of your rhubarb tarts that I froze. Took it in the old tincan with us last weekend. xx

  4. Would love to win tickets to the Cake baking and decorating x

  5. I have liked you on fb, great blog x

  6. Hi Vanessa...just saying hello as I'm not around for the festival. Great giveaway though. Hope all ok & my friend Marta loved the signed copy of 'Prepped'! Lots of love xoxo Rachel

  7. Hope this is right not used to all this blog stuff.... Trying for the tickets for the demo. Luv to you Vanessa xxx

  8. Winner for the cake demo is Di Norwood
    Winner for the Bread demo is Magic
    Winner for Arthur Potts Dawson is The Yummy Yank

  9. oh I love food festivals, I have been like five times in food festivals, once I was in a vegetarian food festival, but it was not so much fun


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