Thursday, 8 November 2012

Competition: 2 tickets to give away for Taste of Christmas

Taste of Christmas returns to ExCeL from 7th-9th December and this year there are more treats than ever under the tree.  I am delighted to tell you that I have 2 pairs of standard tickets to give away!

Learn from the experts including world famous chefs Michel Roux Jr, Jamie Oliver and The Baker
Brothers to create a gastronomic delight for the whole family, and taste your way around the world as
top restaurants including Cinnamon Kitchen and Comptoir Gascon cook up seasonal dishes.

Indulge in wine and cheese pairings and a whole heap of hands-on masterclasses and tastings, and take
the experience home with ingredients, decorations and gifts available from hundreds of fine food and
boutique market stalls, the main event however is Annie's larder stand who will have a plethora of gluten-free treats for the festive period.

So how to enter? - Simply comment on this post with the Christmas treat you miss the most being gluten-free and why and include your email address.  The winner will be chosen and announced on Friday 23rd November. 

If you are not lucky enough to win I also have an exclusive ticket offer for you. Buy 2 standard tickets for £30 and save £17 on the door price – simply click here or call 0870 161 2129 and quote TOCEX when booking.

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Good luck! 


  1. A tin of Fox's Victoria biscuits. It might not seem very Christmassy, but they would only comenout Christmas morning, and we'd munch our way through them when opening our presents. Now I watch my family eat them while I have plain gluten free richteas!

  2. Yuletide log on Christmas eve - a family tradition! Chocolate Swiss roll covered in chocolate butter icing with a dusting of icing sugar for snow and a sprig of holly. I've not yet found a decent gluten free Swiss roll and haven't tried to make one. Maybe I should try it this year. . .

  3. Twiglets & jacobs cheeselets!! We always had them at Christmas!

  4. I really miss my Mum's Homemade Christmas Welcomer - which was kept in her family for 80 years. It was a scottish dish handed down from her mother and I know have the recipe. I sadly can not make it - but am determined to at some point. Sadly, this year will be difficult as we love this event - but the fates dont allow ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" was her favourite song.) I hope that all have a great festive season and if I was lucky enough to win - my email is

  5. loads of things! i suppose the worst is mince pies at parties....having to ask every time i want to eat them is a fag

  6. Lebkuchen! I managed to make a pretty decent gluten-free version for my book, but I miss the convenience of snacking on them at Xmas!

  7. Shortbread or thumbprint cookies! My family makes both during the holidays, but we have yet to find a gluten free version that is up to snuff. -Elizabeth

  8. I'm sure I could make my own and it would taste even better but...packet bread sauce! I miss it so much!

  9. Hi Everyone, thanks for entering, if you havent left your email address please do it asap or I wont be able to contact you if you win!

  10. daniellekemble@hotmail.com23 November 2012 at 00:56

    A big box of malteasers. Every year my mum would buy a box for each of us and we'd eat them until we felt sick and were normally too full for the lunch extravaganza. Now I have to sit and watch everyone else enjoy whilst I'm left with my less tasty and infinitely less enjoyable 'safe' option!

  11. Thank you so much for entering, and Liz Crawshaw have been drawn out of the hat as the winners! congratulations, the tickets are winging their way to you.