Celebrate Yogurt Week:
Create & Style a Yogurt Recipe to win £1,000
Cash Prize Package
Yogurt, that wonderful ingredient that has been around for centuries and is a staple in many culture’s kitchens – I love it and I ALWAYS have several pots of yogurt in the fridge, both natural and fruit flavoured which are used in sweet AND savoury dishes, plus it’s a great food staple for all the family. Not only is yogurt a wonderful ingredient in the kitchen, but it contains a range of nutrients which are important for a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Monday the 19th of May marks the start of Yogurt Week, the UK’s first celebration of all things yogurt, and a time to enjoy this natural product even more; as part of all the “yogurt festivities” I am very excited to announce that I am working with The Yogurt Council, as their judge and the tutor for the “masterclass” prize. Ahead of Yogurt Week’s inaugural appearance on the culinary calendar, the Yogurt Council is calling on bloggers and foodie fans to create and style their own recipe from one of the most versatile ingredients in the fridge and compete for a £1,000 cash prize and a one-to-one photography and food styling package with me at my home in SW France! As you can imagine, I am thrilled to be part of The Yogurt Council’s new initiative and I’m very proud to have been asked to be the judge for this wonderful competition, as well as tutoring and sharing my food styling tips with the winner in my French home.
So, what is the prize exactly? The lucky winner will receive a £1,000 cash prize package and a one-to-one cookery and ‘edible food styling’ session with myself, at my cookery school in South West France, inclusive of an overnight stay with dinner and breakfast, (or if preferred at a central London location). Unlike most commercial food photo-shoots where much of the product is thrown away, edible food styling employs techniques to allow the food to be enjoyed once the camera has been put down to rest – this is the food styling method I prefer and I will be sharing tips with the winner how to photograph this way. Four runners-up will each receive £100 worth of vouchers for a supermarket of their choice and in the spirit of sharing the love of yogurt, all of the finalists’ food styling shots and recipes will be showcased on both Loveyogurt.org and the LoveyogurtUK Facebook page! It’s a FABULOUS opportunity to cook with yogurt and be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize.
A FEW FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT YOGURT:
Did you know…….
There are over 400 yogurt flavours for sale in the UK – that’s a staggering amount!
The most popular flavour of yogurt in the UK is Strawberry….that doesn’t surprise me at all, as I love strawberry yogurt.
Yogurt is most commonly created using cow’s milk, but did you know that in various parts of the world yogurt is made using milk from water buffalo, goats, ewes, mares, camels and yaks!!
I use yogurt a lot both in cooking and baking, and my own favourite recipes on Lavender and Lovage are:
So, how do you enter this fabulous contest? All you have to do is the following to be in with a chance of winning the £1,000 prize package and Food Styling Workshop in SW France:
* With all its scope as a versatile and tasty ingredient, the Yogurt Council is asking food aficionados to join in the Yogurt Week celebrations by getting creative with yogurt and the camera, to share their well-styled recipe/s on Instagram via the hashtag #yogurtstylist, copying @loveyogurtuk for all to see.
*Entrants must follow the loveyogurtuk Instagram account to enter
* No purchase necessary
* The Yogurt Council’s ‘Search for a Food Stylist’ competition runs from Wednesday 30th April 2014 until 23.59pm on Monday 9th June 2014
*UK entrants only. 18+
* For full details including terms and conditions, visit Loveyogurt.org/yogurtweek.
* Yogurt Week runs from 19-25 May 2014
So, C’mon down all Lavender and Lovage readers, this is your chance to snap a recipe and enter it into the competition! And, please DO keep popping back as I have a new yogurt recipe of my own to share over the next few weeks, as well as regular updates about the contest and Yogurt Week. It would be LOVELY to see your photos and recipes using yogurt.