- Part 5

***Real Food Festival – 10 pairs of tickets to be won***

I am delighted to say that I am going to be cooking at The Real Food Festival in London, at Earls Court this Sunday. I will be cooking at around 12.30 on the main stage. The Real Food Festival really is a great festival, one of the very best food festivals in London and perfect for families. Loads of events going on all throughout the four days – including two cookery theatres with a brilliant line up of top-name chefs and cooks such as Giorgio Locatelli, Sat Bains and Val Warner. Plus there are stalls selling the finest and tastiest food you can find from all over the country. Think of it as the largest farmers market you have ever been to. More info can be found here, on the Real Food Festival website. The festival has kindly given me 10 pairs of tickets to give away to followers of this blog. All you need to do is send an email to realfood@mydaddycooks.com with your name and, preferably, a contact number as time is short to get the tickets to you. I will draw the ten winners at random. (I would have used a simple web form for you to fill out but I can’t get it to work!!) Remember – KIDS UNDER 16 GO FREE! All entries must be in by 13.00 on Thursday 5th May. I look forward to seeing some of you on Sunday! ***DISCOUNT CODE FOR THE REAL FOOD FESTIVAL*** If you don’t win one of the pairs of tickets, you can pre-book your tickets for £11 on the festival website. The full price for...

BBC Masterchef winner Tim Anderson live on my radio show

A quick little post to let you know that BBC Masterchef winner, Tim Anderson, will be my big guest this Saturday at midday on Nick Coffer’s Weekend Kitchen on BBC Three Counties Radio. I am thrilled to be welcoming him on to the show only 3 days after he was crowned Masterchef champion on Wednesday evening. He will be in the studio with me for the full two hours, alongside brilliant chef Paul Bloxham and Master of Wine Sarah Abbott. He is also going to be cooking for the show! Oh, and to cap it off, I’ll be speaking to Masterchef’s Greg Wallace too! You can listen live online on Saturday via the BBC Three Counties website from midday by clicking on this link. That’s a lunchtime party you should not miss, with Masterchef champion Tim...

Sneak peak! Photos inside the first copy of my book!!

With 7 weeks to go before my book is published (it’s available for pre-order at the tasty price of £11.05 here on Amazon – CORRECTION it’s currently available for £9.45!!), Friday was an incredibly proud and landmark day for me. I was talking on the phone to Emma at my publisher, Hodder, and by a stroke of luck, the first copies of my book arrived on her desk as we were speaking. She was very excited and offered to post me a few. Obviously I couldn’t wait until the next morning so went straight to Euston to see it there and then! I guess I was nervous because I can be difficult to please (!!) and so much work has gone into this book. But when I saw it, it literally took my breath away. You know me well enough to know that I am modest by nature but I have to say that I couldn’t believe how funky and gorgeous it looked. It looked exactly how I had wanted it to: a lovely and warm book, chock full of great cookable recipes. It really is a book to cook from. I wrapped up Archie’s copy and gave it to him, in front of Jo and my parents. He jumped around, screaming “that’s my book, my book”. Jo burst into tears. As did my mum. And my dad! A wonderful moment as a family, one I will remember for a very long time. Of course, all this means nothing because the proof of this particular pudding will be in the eating and no-one can know what will happen, from...

**First press review of the My Daddy Cooks book**

I have been in a total bunker for the last 4 weeks, producing content for the ebook version of the My Daddy Cooks. Videos, audio tracks, all sorts of stuff. It’s a huge project but I have seen the design proofs of the ebook and it looks fab. It will be available on itunes and on Amazon. Meanwhile, I have received the first review of the book. It appeared in the latest issue of the Bookseller, which is the trade magazine for book sellers, independent shops and large groups. Sue Baker wrote a piece on food books being published between March and August and said in her introduction that my book “has a strong “if he can do it, then so can I” flavour, and if you seek inspiration for family meals, there are plenty of good ideas here, no fuss, quick to table and easy to cook”. She then goes on to review it separately: “Nick Coffer began posting cooking videos on his blog, word spread and his talent and approach to cooking have led to this, his first book. Nick Coffer doesn’t cook without handicaps. Firstly, a tiny kitchen, and then there’s his son Archie, a highly active toddler who likes to get involved (and covered in anything remotely sticky). With or without Archie’s help, he manages to produce some seriously good family food. His blog has a passionate following and the book, too, allows the author’s engaging charm to shine through. He’s no professional but that only adds to the appeal.” It’s almost exactly 2 months until the book launches on May 26th. In the meantime,...
[Radio] Fudge Recipe | Delicious vanilla fudge

[Radio] Fudge Recipe | Delicious vanilla fudge

There’s just about enough time left for you to make this wonderful vanilla fudge before Valentine’s Day. Trust me – make these and wrap them up with a little bow and you will be a Valentine’s hero. I made them yesterday on my BBC Radio Show and they were fabulous. I’ll be honest, unusually for this blog, these are very much a grown up recipe to make. The sugar/butter/milk mix gets very hot and I certainly wouldn’t consider letting Archie anywhere near the boiling saucepan. He didn’t care – and was only too happy to eat the finished product! This recipe will give you soft, melting, sweet and crumbly fudge. Perfect for Valentine’s Day – or any other day for that matter – when only a decadent little sweet treat will do. Better still, you can make them from ingredients which you will more than likely have in your fridge and cupboards. Even if you don’t have the condensed milk, I reckon you can substitute it by doubling the milk quantity, especially if you are using full-fat milk. In other news, Archie and I have been in the kitchen quite a bit this week, in amongst the chaos of our life with our little baby Matilda. I’ll be switching on the cameras very soon and posting a video on here imminently… Listen to my full audio walk-through of the recipe here: http://www.mydaddycooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/fudge.mp3 Valentine’s Vanilla Fudge Prep time 5 minutes Cooking time 15 – 20 minutes 150ml full-fat or semi-skimmed milk 170g condensed milk 375-400g caster sugar 100g butter Good drop of vanilla extract Method: Mix the sugar butter and...
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