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CLOSED – Win 2 Tickets to the Foodies Festival Christmas

[EDIT- WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Twitter user @MiriamgbPereira is the winner of the two tickets – Congrats, Miriam! ]

We’re about 10 weeks away from Christmas – do you feel the festive excitement? The carols and choirs and Santa’s jingling bells? DO you smell the Christmas puddings and the mince pies? GOOD FOR YOU, because I don’t. I am in the middle of a pretty traumatic house renovation project that has left me homeless or peregrinating between sympathetic friends’ spare rooms for weeks. I am honestly looking at Christmas more like some promised land where my house troubles will end than as a celebration in itself, and not looking forward to spending it unpacking and fighting over a Habitat catalogue (make that an IKEA one actually as we’ll be broke by then).

But I hope your Christmas will be better than this, and that’s why I am happy to be able to offer you a nice prize to warm up your Christmas spirit (and who knows, maybe even mine):

What: 2 (two) one-day (of your choice) tickets for the Foodies Festival Christmas

Where: Truman Brewery, London (Shoreditch High Street Overground, Liverpool Street or Aldgate Tube)*

When: November 28,29,30th

*you must be able to reach the Festival Venue with your own means; the prize does not include transportation or accommodation, so please don’t enter if you think you won’t be able to make it to London that week. Be nice, Santa loves it ;) 

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What can you expect at the Foodies Festival Christmas:

–  Demos and cooking classes by famous chefs (these must be booked in advance) like Ernesto Paiva of Bubbledogs, Robert Ortiz of Lima, Jesse Dunford Wood of PARLOUR, Kurobuta’s head chef Scott Hallsworth, The Bluebird’s Matt Robinson and Anna Haugh of London House.

A full range of produce available to buy in the artisan market to cook your favourite Christmas dishes or create DIY Christmas present (j’adore – if I only were so organised)

Vegans and vegetarians options with Katy Beskow (AKA  Little Miss Meat Free,  winner of Peta’s 2014 Great Vegan Bake Off )…although don’t ask me to live a life without butter, personally.

– a series of interestingly named attractions like the Producers Grotto, the Apres-Ski bar, the Soda Bar, the Cheese Village with cheese-makers from the UK, France and Italy, the Pudding Hall and the Whiskey Arena – if looking for me, Cheese and Whiskey zone are strong candidates.

– for the little ones, an Elf Cookery School invites children under 12 to bake snowballs and decorate gingerbread men, cookies and cupcakes to leave out for Santa.

In short, there’s really a lot to do so I suggest you go on an empty stomach and after summoning all of your Christmas spirit, and suspending any disbelief or cynicism towards craft beers, retro pop-ups and the likes.

More info on the event, opening times, how to get there etc. here

Ready? Here’s how to enter the giveaway (hint: leaving a lovely comment here on the blog gives you the maximum number of chances to win). 

  • “like” Into The F World Facebook page
  • follow @intothefworld on Twitter
  • tweet about the giveaway to your followers (you can do this automatically through the button below)
  • if you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can enter by leaving a comment on this post telling me about your favourite Christmas food

Good luck!
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  • Entry reserved to over 18 years old UK residents
  • Deadline for entries: midnight GMT, November 1st 2014 
  • The winner will be selected from all valid entries using a random number generator
  • Entry instructions form part of the terms and conditions.
  • The prize is a pair (x2) of tickets valid for one-day entry for the Foodies Festival Christmas in London, 28-30th November 2014 and includes free delivery within the UK. Face value of tickets is £22 each (total prize value: £44).
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for a cash value.
  • The prize only includes entry to the venue; transportation to and within London, accommodation, cost of cooking classes and masterclasses are not included.
  • For Twitter entries, winners must be following @intothefworld at the time of notification. For Facebook entries, winners must Like The F World Facebook page at time of notification.
  • The winners will be notified by email, Twitter or Facebook. If no response is received within 7 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Thanks to master blogger Kavita of Kavey Eats for letting me use her T&Cs.

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  1. For me Christmas is about mulled wine and mince pies! Last year in Hong Kong trying these in M&S really made it feel festive!

  2. home made mince pies… I never ever eat them before or after christmas

  3. boiled salted cod fish

  4. Really strange, but I always associate ranch dressing with Christmas as my grandmother always put out the dressing and veggies for the grandkids as we waited for the Christmas meal

    • Ha! That’s very unique…ranch dressing and Christmas :)

  5. I love christmas pudding and usually buy enough puds to last me till august xxx

  6. Sherry reminds me of my mum having a glass while cooking Christmas dinner

  7. mince pies!!!!!!!!

  8. I love a good sherry trifle at Christmas

  9. I love stuffing :-)

  10. Roast pork with extra crackling on Christmas eve, this cooks for about 6 hours and we have it hot in sandwiches, and crackling on the side :-)

  11. Lebkuchen biscuits

  12. Brussel Sprouts – I know most people hate them but I love them.

  13. Definitely has to be a roasted ham joint – with cloves and glaze. Delicious!

  14. homemade sloe gin and mince pies – its what my mum always serves on Christmas Eve!

  15. Stollen, one of the first things I buy ready for Christmas

  16. It has to be my Nan’s Turkey with homemade gravy. Glorious.

  17. My Mum’s Christmas Pudding!

  18. Much as Christmas dinner is ace, my fav is the cold turkey and cucumber sarnies on Boxing Day!

  19. It’s all about the homemade stuffing, it’s not christmas without it.

  20. Cheese Footballs

  21. Mince pies :)

  22. I come from a Jewish family and Hanukkah is around the same time as Christmas, so it was all about Latkes (which are fried potato pancakes) and apple sauce!

  23. I come from a Jewish family so it was all about Latkes and apple sauce!

  24. Sorry I’ve commented twice, I wasn’t sure if the first one had gone through. Feel free to delete one of the comments and this comment too!

  25. mince pies

  26. home madeand decorated Christmas cake

  27. Turkey

  28. Love Christmas cake

  29. Roast parsnips with Xmas dinner!

  30. I love trifle too! I’m always there getting second portions!

  31. Chocolate Yule Log

  32. I just love the traditional Christmas pudding

  33. a flaming christmas pudding

  34. nice christmas cake

  35. Mince pies, mmmm!

  36. Love trifle at xmas.

  37. I love boiled ham sandwiches at christmas :) x


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