The holidays will be upon us before we know it and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with seasonal food and drink? Mark your calendars now for the following events - I'll personally be attending the Live Tudor Cookery at Hampton Court Palace and will be sure to post about it in January.
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair 2012 in London
7th - 11th November 2012 - Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH Telephone: 020 7420 7738
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair 2012 in London Business Design Centre is the best place to enter into the Christmas spirit. The fair will offer visitors a unique opportunity to browse through the extensive collection of magical Christmas presents. The London fair will be overflowing with sparkling gifts, great decorations and food ideas, and help you avoid the high-street stress. With more than 400 leading exhibitors, you can expect some high-quality crafts to buy at the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair in London. Visit the event website here
. Taste of Christmas 2012 in London
7th - 9th December 2012 - ExCel London Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
Telephone: 0871 230 7132
Taste of Christmas 2012 in London ExCeL Exhibition Centre presents the UK's leading chefs as they demonstrate techniques for festive food preparation. Indulge in wine, cheese and chocolate during special tasting workshops at Taste of Christmas in London ExCeL Exhibition Centre. A selection of the capital's top restaurants will be serving up seasonal menus full of dishes designed to inspire. Between bites, some of the country's best chefs will be taking to the stage to help you finesse your light entertaining, refine that ambitious festive menu and prepare for the ultimate season of extravagance. Plus, over 200 producers will be on offer, displaying the ideal gift, essential ingredient or winter warmer in Taste's boutique market, then settle down to a fine wine, cheese or chocolate tasting. For more information on Taste of Christmas 2012 in London, please phone 0871 230 7132 or visit the event website
Live Tudor Cookery at London Hampton Court Palace
3rd - 4th Nov, 1st - 2nd Dec & 27th Dec 2012 - Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey Richmond, KT8 9AU Telephone: +44 (0)20 3166 6000
You are invited to a feast fit for a Tudor king at Live Tudor Cookery in London Hampton Court Palace! The Tudor kitchen chefs at Hampton Court Palace will prepare a vast range of traditional dishes to enjoy. Experimenting with traditional recipes, ingredients and cooking methods, the chefs will be doing their best to give you a real taste of what Tudor food was like. Stuart and Georgian monarchs both enjoyed Tudor Cookery in London Hampton Court Palace. For the past five years, the Tudor kitchens have been home to this Live Tudor Cookery research project and have proved to be very successful given that prices for main dishes start at just £6.50 and deserts from £2.50.
On occasion, the kitchens team will work outdoors to add colour, noise and fun to the Tournament.
3-4 November: Tudor cookery
1-2 December: Tudor cookery
27 December - 1 January: Tudor cookery Tudor Christmas