Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Christmas With Gordon - Book Giveaway

I was wondering if Gordon Ramsay would cook the Christmas dinner at his house for his family and guests or would he delegate to his wife Tana (who is a TV personality, cook and cookbook author in her own right)?  I reckon he would delegate but be unable to stay out of the kitchen.  A little advice here - a little there!  Who knows.

We all know Gordon Ramsay from his many television series including Hell's Kitchen, The F Word, Cookalong Live and Ramsay’s Best Restaurant. 

The cookbook - which is one of the many books Gordon Ramsay has written- Christmas with Gordon presents Gordon’s favourite festive recipes. Gordon shares his secrets for achievable, affordable and stress-free Christmas cooking. He gives classic ingredients  a modern twist his recipes add a new dimension to traditional festive food. His turkey is succulent and he shares some great alternatives for the main festive meal: Christmas Beef Wellington, Honey Glazed Ham, Pan-fried Sea Bass and Aromatic Roast Goose, with equally exciting contemporary desserts. Gordon's key to success is being organised and he offers advice on planning ahead and getting some of your preparation and cooking done before the big day.

There is also a selection of party food, holiday brunches and suppers to keep the family happy.  There are also great hints and tips for using the leftover turkey, meats and cheeses.

Each main meat menu has a full menu with time plan so I haven't decided which menu I like to follow - either the turkey or baked ham would be my preference.

Quadrille publishers ( have sent me a copy of the book to review and I am offering it to one lucky reader. (You must live in the UK to enter this competition). The closing date for this competition is 10th December 2011. The winner will be chosen at random from all the entries received.

For a chance to win this great Christmas must-have book post your answer in the comment box below with your e-mail address.
Question:What is your favourite family Christmas recipe?

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  1. favourite family recipe is My Victorian Christmas cake ... it's become a family staple of ours & many other local families who knock on my door & ask me to bake for them at this time of year x

  2. Have shared on twitter and followed both your accounts @wannabefoodie76

  3. Have liked your FB page & have shared the link on FB ( On my blog page A Wannabe Foodie)

  4. Am following you on Twitter @veggiexperience

  5. Mu favorite Christmas dinner would be a lovely christmas meat free strudel, yum.

  6. My favorite Christmas recipe wouldn't just involve food but family as well! Having all of the important people together having a laugh, relaxing and watching the children enjoying their gifts from Santa before sitting down to a full traditional Xmas meal with all the trimmings and a nice trifle for dessert (not too much sherry though or it doesn't set! ;-) )

  7. Lovely blog Heidi!

    Luiz @ The London Foodie