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Win Tickets to the BBC Summer Good Food Show 2010

BBC Summer Good Food Show

It's Competition Time here on meemalee's kitchen!

I'm dead excited as I've never had anything to give away before. It's not like any of you would want my collection of pointy-heeled shoes. Actually, you might, but you're not getting them. Weirdos.

I digress.

Anyway, how would you like the opportunity to come to the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham next weekend?

In their own words:

"100s of Exhibitors will be gathering in the NEC to get you all prepared for a very foodie summer! Find products you can't buy on your high street and watch live cookery demonstrations from your favourite celebrity chefs such as James Martin and the Hairy Bikers. Plus don't forget your ticket to the BBC Summer Good Food Show also gives you entry to BBC Gardener's World Live! That's two Shows for the price of one!"

More excitingly than even that (I know, it seems impossible), you could take part in the MasterChef Live Experience:

The MasterChef Experience at BBC Good Food Summer Show

Compete in the Invention Test where you'll have just 30 minutes to create a dish fit for the MasterChef judges in front of an audience! Winners including Dhruv Baker and Mat Follas, as well as 2010 finalists Tim Kinnaird and Alex Rushmer, will mentor you through the challenge, with the top 3 dishes going forward to the ultimate test - the tastebuds of John Torode and Gregg Wallace themselves ...

Join the MasterChef Masterclasses where you can hone your culinary skills with expert tuition from experts such as the fierce Monica Galetti, Nadia Sawalha, James Nathan or Thomasina Miers.

And visit the MasterChef Restaurant where you can enjoy a meal inspired by winning dishes including Dhruv's masala chai ice cream. Gold-leaf probably not included, mind.

Space is limited for all three of these and should be booked in advance here.

MasterChef 2010 finalists

Obviously, I'm not going to miss out on this, what with being MasterChef's Biggest Fan (TM), though I expect I will spend most of my time hiding from John and Greggles.

Anyway - how can you join me? (it's okay, I'm not actually suggesting you join me and have to hang out with me, because that would be a drag).

Easy - answer this simple question:

What would you cook for John and Gregg if you only had 30 minutes?"

Leave your answer, plus your email address or Twittername, as a comment below and you could win 2 tickets to the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham valid any day 16-20 June.

Closing date Monday 14 June midday (so I can post them to you on time).

Good luck!


josordoni said…
Easier to say what I wouldn't cook for them...

I wouldn't cook Asparagus, risotto or choc fondant, oh, or soup..

but I think grilled halibut wrapped in pancetta with chargrilled baby fennel and confit tomatoes might suit them.
Jo Bryan said…
Oh gosh after I stopped shaking for even the thought of being in the holiest of holies, I would go with a tasting of lamb, including lamb fillet, lambs liver and a chop, on a bed of celeriac and potato mash, with a caramalised white bean and red onion jus, served with fresh asparagus.
Then collapse into a jelly for the dessert (heehee)
Jo Bryan said…
Sorry did not add twitter name @Jo_Bryan
Sarah Pettegree said…
30 minutes? Half a pork pie?

Oh. You want serious? Then something very #norfolkdiet natch. Stirfried crab and samphire spaghetti. Deeply, deeply yummy, like breathing in sea air. x

Sarah - @brays_cottage
M said…
Hmm, have to be Ma La Ji (hot and numbing chicken). They want flavour, let me give them chilli!!!me? Sabotage everyone else's tasting? Surely not?

Michael - @fresh_purple
meemalee said…
Loving the entries so far everyone - winner will be picked randomly :)
Dylan said…
hmmmmm 30 mins.... thats a tough one.

I'd probably go for a risotto of some description as its so often done badly.
Anonymous said…
Has to be good rich beef Wellington with seasonal veg and for dessert a nice rich homemade dairy ice-cream, simple but my god enjoyable. Twitter name damian_hunt
Unknown said…
I would do a thai beef salad - fillet of steak, grilled, sliced and served with spicy dressing, lemongrass, shallots, cucumber and tomatoes

Simon said…
I'd go for 'filet American', or easierly a Belgian steak tartare, served with a stack of chunky chips and homemade Mayo!
Anonymous said…
Hi - so many lovely things to cook - so little time! Would make pasta and cook four cheese raviolli served with cerispy pancetta and sage butter. Its such a delicious dish that is quick and easy to prepare. Ros. Twitter name @roswaring
meemalee said…
Brilliant - keep 'em coming!
chumbles said…
Not an entry! Brilliant idea and if I were to enter, it would be for the chance to hang out with you, MiMi! Sadly already committed elsewhere ;-(
meemalee said…

Awww - you're so lovely! Thank you :)
Chris B said…
I would make a plaice bourguignon using shallots and bacon on a bed of spinach, served with minted new potatoes
Unknown said…
I would make them Indian Beans on Toast.
Anonymous said…
My apple and cardamom crumble with salty crumble topping, and vanilla/calvados ice cream. I know the way to Gregg's heart is through pudding!

meemalee said…
Thanks everyone so much for entering! Fab answers all and I'm particularly intrigued by @Rani G's Indian Beans on Toast! @bunnybanter is right that the way to Gregg's heart is a pudding I think. I think some of you are underesetimating how quickly 30 minutes go by though :)

Anyway, I've used the precision technique of names out of a hat and Sarah aka @brays_cottage is the winner!
Sarah said…
Thanks so much Mimi! I'm thrilled - hugely looking forward to the whole thing, but especially catching up with you & Kavey. Happy days!!

meemalee said…
@Sarah - You're very welcome, Sarah!

I've popped the tickets in the post for you - see you there xxx
Anonymous said…
I'd go for a chicken and spring vehetable broth and chocolate mousse!
Anonymous said…
Hmmmm tough one......
i think i would go with something i like

A juicy sirloin steak grilled and a dash of peppercorn sauce added on top with some button mushrooms thats cooked with a little bit of butter and of course some chunky crispy chips to finish the dish
It's not exotic but boy is it tasty