Monthly Archives: September 2016

French Flavour hamper

French Flavour hamperIf you’re a crossword fan, subscribe to The Taster and you’ll get a quarterly chance to win a hamper, cookbooks or equally exciting foodie prize, in addition to the free giveaways & competitions available online.

This hamper is the prize for our crossword currently published in our Autumn issue; for a chance to win, either subscribe or get a free copy of The Taster, complete the crossword and send it to us as directed in the magazine.

French Flavour specialises in supplying quality French and UK artisan food products, delivered direct to your door. Cider, artisan beer, garlic, saucisson, olive oils, patés, sea salt, hand-baked biscuits, sauces & marinades. For full details see or ring 01978 356835

Lucknam Park Cookery Course

Lucknam Park Cookery CourseThe beautiful estate of Lucknam Park, near Chippenham in the Cotswolds, is offering a one-day cookery course, worth £175, in its state-of-the-art kitchen. This includes lunch, treats, goodies to take away — and the loan of a Chef’s Jacket & Apron, so you can look the part while learning from professional chefs. Rooms are available at Lucknam Park Hotel, at the usual rates, if you would like to stay overnight. For a chance to win, email your name, address, and the below three phrases to

(Email these phrases to the Editor:)
407 trees line Lucknam Park’s mile-long drive
Lucknam Park has five walled gardens
The Cotswold Way walk is 102 miles long

The deadline is 1 November 2016. Names will be pulled out of a hat and the first to emerge with the three phrases will be the winner. Good luck!

As mentioned, if you would like to enjoy a proper break away, Lucknam Park have a selection of beautiful rooms for you to choose from. Prices from £290 per night; the hotel is located a short walk from the Cookery School. For full details of the hotel and school, see Lucknam

T&Cs: Day courses run from 8:30am-4:30pm (approx), Monday-Saturday. Included are: coffee & pastries on arrival, all ingredients, lunch, a course folder and Cookery School bag. The prize is non-exchangeable, subject to availability, and must be taken by 31 August 2017. The Editor’s decision on the winner is final. The winner’s name and home town will be published in the Winter/Christmas 2016 issue of The Taster.

Lucknam Park Cookery Course

BBC Good Food Show free tickets

BBC Good Food ShowBBC Good Food Show covers some of the biggest, most exciting food festivals in the UK. Every show features cookery demonstrations by celebrity chefs, lectures, talks, special events, and  — what we all want — tastings!

The Taster has 10 tickets (five pairs) to give away, valid for any of this autumn’s shows. Just email your name, address, and The GFS Taster Tickets Code: TASTERGFS to

The deadline is 12 October, and winners’ names will appear in our next (Winter/Christmas 2016) issue. Good luck!

T&Cs: All tickets are general admission excluding Saturday. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms & conditions apply. Tickets do not include a seat in the Supertheatre. Organised and presented by River Street Events.

BBC Good Food Show free tickets