Giveaway – BBC Good Food Eat Well Show Tickets

Giveaway – BBC Good Food Eat Well Show Tickets

The brand new BBC Good Food Eat Well Show will launch at Olympia London on 27 February and will last for three days and showcase 100 exhibitors selling their range of products, including superfoods and delicacies.

This new event, part of the BBC Good Food Show portfolio, is dedicated to showcasing healthy food brands, products and producers, and will demonstrate to visitors how they can achieve a balance between living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a passion for good food.

BBC Good Food Eat Well Show - Healthy Kitchen Forum Timetable

One of the highlights of the show is the Healthy Kitchen which will host an impressive line-up of celebrities, chefs and professionals demonstrating how easy it is to prepare healthy and good food. The schedule includes personalities such as Davina McCall, Lorraine Pascale, Hemsley + Hemsley, Marcus Bean and Jenni Falconer.

BBC Good Food Eat Well Show - Eat Well Forum Timetable

Another feature, the Eat Well Forum is dedicated to key diet and lifestyle challenges, and will play host to a range of vibrant discussions and informative talks on the relationship between food, health and wellbeing.

Visitors can also enjoy the Eat Well Interview Stage, where they can have their questions answered by dietary specialists such as Natasha Corrett, Renee Maguire, Dale Pinnock and Rachel De Thample. Visitors will also be given the opportunity to have their books signed at the WHSmith stand.

In addition to the interview stage, they’re delighted to be hosting some 1-2-1 sessions with qualified dieticians throughout the show. The sessions offer a range of different advice and guidance, and will be held in a private room on the show floor.

The show will host an excellent line up of chefs, experts and professional nutritionists. Take a look at the Who’s there list to see who’s appearing where and when!

To get your ticket please visit Ticket Info Tab.
Standard Admission is £15.00 – this will allow you a full days entrance to the show on a specific day (10am to 6pm). Children aged 6-15 pay half the adult rate and under 5s are free. Over 65s and full time students with ID save £2 off the adult rate. For 20% discount please use MV11 code.

#win BBC Good Food Eat Well Show Tickets
I have one pair of tickets for Friday (27/02/2015) or Sunday (1/03/2015) to give away to one of my readers. To be in chance of winning those ticket please leave a comment answering the question: Why would you like to visit the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show?

We will be most likely attending on Friday, so I might see you there!

T&C:
1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One entry per person – leave a blog comment answering the question as stated above.
3. There will be 1 winner in total.
4. The winner will receive one pair of Friday or Sunday show tickets. The tickets will be shipped to a UK address as provided by the winner.
5. The winner will be picked at random and informed within 24hours via email.
6. The winner will have 2 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is Sunday 15/02/2015 at 23:59pm, any entry made after this time will not be counted.

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Review – Delicatezza – Real Italian Food in London

Delicatezza LogoLondon – a busy city full of busy people and inevitably at any given moment a lot of them are hungry people, who are spoilt for choice when it comes to food.  1000’s of restaurants, cafés, and takeaways have built up businesses to meet this unending tide of need. However it is not always easy to find the right place to buy your food that specifically caters to our evolved palettes desire… so many of us use the trial and error method. We go, we buy… oh yes we like, we go back and buy more…or we don’t like, we move on to the next choice or even the next place, which is more than likely next door or just around the corner… The choices are seemingly endless and the only real limit for many of us is the contents of our wallet… but who amongst us likes to spend more than necessary for a great meal? When choosing a take-away firstly we need to decide what type of cuisine we fancy and then find a supplier of that cuisine that suits our budget… and ideally we would love for our food to be tasty, healthy and prepared with some if not total love.

Well we have found out about a company that ticked all our boxes, and after sampling their wears we need to tell you about them so you can enjoy as well.

Delicatezza offers a lovely selection of Italian Food. You can pick from:

A Freshly Made section that offers a range of handmade filled pasta, fresh egg pasta, pre-prepared meals, fresh sauces and award-winning cannoli, mozzarellas and sausages.

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A Pantry section featuring a hand-picked selection of premium delicatessen items, from a superlative truffle range through to a bakery, a wide choice of antipasti and a fantastic set of drinks to suit any occasion.

I was offered the chance to try them out… just looking at their website I become so hungry my saliva glands were in overdrive, so I simply couldn’t refuse. I was provided with a £30 credit which gave me a fantastic selection of products. I picked:

My order screen shot1x Caprino (avg. 140g)

1x Lucanica (avg. 300g) – Chilli

1x Modena Balsamic Vinegar (250ml)

1x Lasagne Sheets (500g) – 500g

1x Girasoli – Braised Beef / 250g

1x Pizzaiola – 250g

1x Napoli (avg. 400g) – Mint, Sundried Tomato & Scamorza

This is a lot of food for £30.

I ordered more ingredients than ready meals as we like cooking, but there is an extensive choice of Fresh Meals, including vegetarian options.

When your food is ordered you can pick your delivery time slot. Unfortunately for some at this moment in time delivery is only offered in the London area (I really hope this will change someday soon).

My order from Delicatezza
My order from Delicatezza

A lot of us eat with our eyes first and the guys at Delicatezza must for sure know this. Their food looks delicious, their packaging although not fussy is very effective at conveying the sense of quality of the product inside, it is inviting and it really looks the part. Every pack is carefully labelled so you know exactly what is inside. As you would expect you can study all the ingredients used if you so wish, all best before dates and cooking instructions are clearly stated.

All clearly labeled, so you know what you eat when to eat it by and how to cook it
All clearly labeled, so you know
what you eat
when to eat it by
and how to cook it

We ate our Girasoli with Pizzaiola as they came… after cooking of course… and prepared meals using the rest of ingredients.

Girasoli with Pizzaiola Sauce
Girasoli with Pizzaiola Sauce

We cooked some lasagne, spaghetti with egg and sausage (we used Lucanica Chilli for this one) and a traditional English mash, beans and sausage using Mint, Sundried Tomato & Scamorza Napoli.

Our mash, beans and sausage
Our mash, beans and sausage
Spaghetti with Egg and Lucanica Chilli Sausage
Spaghetti with Egg and Lucanica Chilli Sausage

Did we like the food?

Yes, we did like it however… it was not what we expected, it was a big surprise. This is not actually a criticism; let me explain… We like spicy food and we do buy chilly flavoured foods such as sausages from many different sources… and although they are often marked as spicy they are never really that hot… Lucanica is! Really, it is HOT. I guess you would think I should have expect that when ordering a chilli flavour, but taking our past experiences into account I was prepare to get something maybe with a mild to moderate heat… but oh, no… Lucanica Chilli is hot, really hot! Same with Mint, Sundried Tomato & Scamorza Napoli – you can taste all the things which were used to make it, especially the mint. So if / when you will be placing your order with Delicatezza it is worth remembering that the food will taste as stated on the box! This is such an amazingly nice change; you can finally enjoy your favourite flavours. No more do you have to convince yourself that what you are eating tastes like what the label says, that it’s really is that particular flavour, even though you can’t distinguish that flavour whilst it’s in your mouth. Delicatezza’s food lets you read the label and then hits you with a fully loaded express train straight from flavour town, you will be left in no doubt what so ever what you are eating, I bet even on a blind test you would know without any doubt or question.

Would we buy it again?

Yes, we would definitely order some more; especially given that there is so much more we haven’t tried yet.

So, if you are one of those hungry Londoners out there is search of a nice Italian meal look no further…  Delicatezza is there for you!

Give ‘em a try Gov.

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I received a £30 credit to shop with Delicatezza for the purpose of this review. All opinions are honest and my own.