Win tickets to the Taste of London festival

Probably the hottest date in a foodie’s diary, Taste of London in Regent’s Park is packed with the capital’s coolest restaurants and finest food producers.

I went last year with my husband and wanted to move in. So many fantastic food experiences to be had – if you don’t get to eat out much like we don’t then this is nirvana. I could barely carry all the goodies home, let alone my swelling midriff…

The restaurants serve up mini portions of their top nosh for you to try in return for the special festival currency of Crowns – the only headache is deciding which ones to shell out for as it’s not especially cheap funnily enough!

So while you make up your mind you can peruse the food producers’ stands and check out the latest taste sensations bursting onto the food scene. There are lots of freebies to be had if you can sniff them out.

So I’m delighted, thanks to one of those very food producers Union Hand Roasted Coffee, to be able to offer you lovely lot the chance to win a pair of tickets.

The tickets (valued at £44 total, advance price) are valid for either session on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th at Taste of London.

The winners will also receive a little gift from Union if they come to the stand at Taste of London.

If you’ve not tried Union coffee before then here’s a bit more about them:

They source top quality beans directly from origin and then roast them in small batches by hand, not computers. Their ‘Direct Trade’ ethos means they personally unearth coffees hard to find for most, by building strong relationships with producers at origin, often from small private farms and co-operatives. 

All very right on I think you’d agree, plus it’s properly lush tasting coffee 🙂


1. For a chance to win please comment on this post telling me which chef you’d most like to enjoy a coffee with and why!

2. For a second chance to win please tweet this post Win Taste of London tickets with @cookingkt  and comment HERE telling me you have done so along with your twitter username

3. For a third chance to win please follow me @cookingkt on Twitter and comment HERE to tell me you have done so.

4. For a fourth chance to win please go and ‘like’ the Feeding Boys and a Firefighter page on Facebook and comment HERE to tell me you have done so.

****Don’t forget to comment separately for each individual entry or it won’t count!!!!****


This giveaway is open to all readers over 18 with a UK mailing address.  The winner will be chosen using an online randomiser and announced in a subsequent post.   When commenting please leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.

I am running this competition on behalf of Union Hand Roasted Coffee who will be responsible for sending the prize to 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: 8pm Sunday 12th June 2011

Good Luck!

Thanks to Union Hand Roasted Coffee for providing this fantastic prize and sending me a sample of their coffee to try – twas yum!


About Katie Bryson

Katie Bryson is a freelance food writer and blogger. She left a career in online news at the BBC to immerse herself in the culinary world, taking in courses at Leiths School of Food and Wine and an internship at Waitrose along the way. Her family food blog is bursting with recipes and tips for feeding hungry families that’ll help inspire all those frazzled parents out there wondering what on earth to cook for tea!
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72 Responses to Win tickets to the Taste of London festival

  1. Sarah Laycock says:

    Gary Rhodes – I love his cooking and would love to see up close how much gel he uses on his hair!

  2. Sarah Laycock says:

    Following you on Twitter @scrumpy11

  3. Sarah Laycock says:

    Have tweeted @scrumpy11

  4. Sarah Laycock says:

    Have liked on Facebook

  5. sarah wallis says:

    I would like to have coffee with James Martin as he is very dishy,a fantastic chef and i might have the chance of taking a spin with him in one of his numerous sports cars. Well i can dream!……..

  6. G L says:

    Roraima1 just twitted Win Taste of London tickets with @cookingkt
    Thank you

  7. Yvonne Dimbleby says:

    I’d love to have coffee with Jason Atherton. I could maybe get a few recipe tips – his food looks amazing!

  8. Yvonne Dimbleby says:

    I have tweeted the message @ydimbleby

  9. Yvonne Dimbleby says:

    Following you on twitter Katie

  10. Yvonne Dimbleby says:

    Have also liked Feeding boys and a firefighter on facebook.

  11. Sabrina fancy says:

    I have liked on Facebook 🙂

  12. Sabrina fancy says:

    I would love to have a coffee with Maine Oliver because of all the great work he has done in schools and his easy to follow recipes!

  13. Michel Roux for me, that family foodie traditional is something I’d really like to hear about…and he is such an elegant man!

  14. liked your facebook page

  15. Fiona Maclean says:

    tweeted @fionamaclean

  16. Fiona Maclean says:

    and following you on twitter @fionamaclean

  17. Elemy says:

    Heston Blumenthal – I wonder what he’d do to my coffee to make it taste even better!

  18. Elemy says:

    I’ve tweeted @conval1

  19. Elemy says:

    I’m following you on twitter

  20. Elemy says:

    I’ve liked you on facebook too!

  21. Sarah says:

    For me it would have to be Nigella Lawson because not only does she seem like a really fun lady but she also loves real home cooking and not all the fanny pants stuff!

    I have tweeted and I’m following @DirtyDoll69

  22. kushla p says:

    the only one i can bear in any way is hugh f-w, so it’d have to be him. i’ve actually shard coffee (and a kiss) with gordon r and i wouldn’t recommend it lol! no, only kidding. he was nice as pie…

  23. kushla p says:

    have followed your facebook page. i’m kush kushla

  24. kushla p says:

    have followed you on twitter as @kushalcat

  25. kushla p says:

    and have retweeted your tweet as @kushlacat. think that’s all! now to win them thar tickets!

  26. Pati from London says:

    I would love to choose Silvena, her cooking seems interesting and it would be interesting to hear how a female chef fits into a male dominated industry…. Thanks for this fab giveaway! x Pati

  27. Reena says:

    I’d LOVE to share a coffee with Heston B – can you IMAGINE what sort of accompaniments he’d provide? Frogs Legs Petit Fours? Basil victoria sponge? Liver Macarons? OK, they sound vile but I am sure he’d be fascinating to share a brew with! Love your blog!! xx

  28. Liz A says:

    I’d love to share a coffee with Nigel Slater – he seems like such an interesting person, and hopefully he’d not be able to resist rustling up something delicious to go with the coffee!

  29. Liz A says:

    Have tweeted @liz545

  30. Liz A says:

    Following you on Twitter @liz545

  31. Ryan says:

    I’d like to have coffee with Claude Bosi and ask him what made him think that pea and mint tart with goats cheese ice cream is a dessert!

  32. Louise Tomlinson-Sylvest says:

    I ‘like’ the facebook page

  33. Louise Tomlinson-Sylvest says:

    I’d like to have a coffee with Tim, this years masterchef winner, so I could ask him how he comes up with all of his crazy but delicious looking ideas

  34. Chris Bay says:

    Would love to share a coffee with Heston Blumenthal as he’s an amazing chef.

  35. Viv Gilbey says:

    Jamie Oliver as he’s down to earth and I think we’d have a laugh!

  36. Viv Gilbey says:

    Have tweeted @VeeJat78

  37. Viv Gilbey says:

    Whoops above comment should be tweeted @VeeJay78! Am following too @VeeJay78

  38. says:

    I would like to have cofee with james martin.

  39. says:

    following you on twitter @simplyf00d

  40. says:

    re tweeted your link

  41. says:

    liked your facebook page.

  42. Francesca Light-Wilson says:

    I;d love to have a coffee with Ainsley Harriott because he has such a contagious laugh and also because I have tried his white chocolate & raspberry muffin recipe and can never get it quite right. If I buttered him up over coffee he might tell me some nsider tips on how to get them ‘just right’!

  43. Francesca Light-Wilson says:

    Have tweeted as @LoveWinning 🙂

  44. Francesca Light-Wilson says:

    I am following you on Twitter as @LoveWinning

  45. Francesca Light-Wilson says:

    I hvae also liked your Facebook page …

  46. M willams says:

    Has to be Gordon, of course, he’s a bit of rough,oh and can cook a bit too!

  47. M willams says:

    Following you on twitter

  48. M willams says:

    Tweeting as melandjake99

  49. claire woods says:

    I’d like to have a coffee with Phil Vickery as he’s cute, smart and seems very kind and patient.

  50. claire woods says:

    2. For a second chance to win please tweet this post Win Taste of London tickets with @cookingkt and comment HERE telling me you have done so along with your twitter username

    Done – @clairew137

  51. claire woods says:

    3. For a third chance to win please follow me @cookingkt on Twitter and comment HERE to tell me you have done so.


  52. claire woods says:

    4. For a fourth chance to win please go and ‘like’ the Feeding Boys and a Firefighter page on Facebook and comment HERE to tell me you have done so.

  53. Rudy Roversi says:

    I’d love to have coffee with Gordon Ramsay!

  54. Rudy Roversi says:

    Have tweeted (@enderit)

  55. Rudy Roversi says:

    Following you on tweeter (@enderit)

  56. Rudy Roversi says:

    Also following you on Facebook

  57. Kyla Middleditch says:

    I tweeted Win Taste of London tickets with @cookingkt
    Username pandaa86

  58. Kyla Middleditch says:

    I am now following @cookingkt on twitter.
    My username is pandaa86

  59. Kyla Middleditch says:

    I have liked your facebook page.

  60. Sarah Alexander says:

    Liked on facebook

  61. Andrew Cakebread says:

    Jamie Oliver, always got a lot to say

  62. Andrew Cakebread says:

    Tweeted with @andrewcbo

  63. susan willshee says:

    I’d love to have a coffe with Phil Vickery because I’m vegetarian by choice and gluten free by necessity. Phil writes recipe books aimed at eating Gluten Free and i’d love to talk to him and ask if he could include more veggie recipes in his next gluten free book.

  64. susan willshee says:

    I’ve tweeted your message @susanwillshee

  65. susan willshee says:

    I already follow you on twitter @susanwillshee

  66. susan willshee says:

    and I’ve liked you on facebook – susan willshee

  67. gcroft says:

    I’d love to have coffee with Matt Moran – a great chef of humble beginnings.

  68. Warren Cresswell says:

    Following you on twitter @warrencresswell

  69. Warren Cresswell says:

    Most like to have a coffee with Gennaro Contaldo, he’s hilarious. Anyone who can catch and put four octopi down their budgie smugglers is obviously going to be entertaining!!

  70. Rita Mistry says:

    It would have to be Heston Blumenthal because he is so innovative and makes cooking look like so much fun. Heston takes everyday mundane cooking look so cool. Liked on FB and following on Twitter @RitaMistry.

  71. Margaret says:

    Jamie Oliver – I love his lip smacking and finger licking cookery shows and would love to enjoy some of his witt over a cuppa.

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