To celebrate the return of Luke Nguyen's France to SBS ONE on Thursday, 17 July at 7.30pm, SBS is giving Good Things readers the chance to WIN a fabulous Luke Nguyen DVD prize pack.
In episode 9, which screens on Thursday, 17 July, Luke continues his journey around the oyster island of d'Oléron before exploring the food traditions of the Loire Valley. He can’t stop talking about the infamous hot oyster with local restaurateur, James. Luke is reminded of his childhood through his forages for clams with local fishermen Patrick and John. A break-wall is as good as anywhere to cook up a fusion clam feast. Luke discovers some of the magic of the Loire Valley, when he cooks a sumptuous rabbit dish in the cellar of an old chateau with owner Sebastian. Together they share a glass of wine, some freshly baked bread and a sing-a-long with local fisherman, before Luke unearths the troglodyte fine dining scene.
And finally, in episode 10, which screens on Thursday, 24 July, Luke experiences life and food on the Loire River before finishing his culinary journey through France in the seaside town of Saint Malo. Luke traps an eel with local fisherman, Bruno, before cooking up one of his signature dishes on Bruno’s houseboat. He spends his last night in the Loire cooking a rustic roast duck dish by an open fireplace. Heading to St Malo, a town of pirates and seafood delights, Luke catches giant crabs with local fisherman Gill. Over the provincial border in Normandy, where Mont Saint-Michel looms large, Luke shares his knowledge of salt marsh lambs. Back in Saint Malo, he meets with larger-than-life character Jean Yves, a third generation butter specialist, and cooks a delicious scallop dish.
I have had the pleasure of previewing the entire series, dear readers, and must tell you that I greatly enjoyed it. Looking back at his wonderful experiences travelling through France, Luke muses: 'If there is a more beautiful place on earth, I can’t wait to see it!'
The prizes to be won...
Thanks to the generosity of SBS, I have a rather awesome giveaway to share with readers of Good Things. THREE lucky readers will each will a Luke Nguyen DVD prize pack containing:
Luke Nguyen’s France, valued at $29.95
Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong series 1, valued at $29.95
Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong series 2, valued at $29.99
The total prize value of each pack (pictured above) is $89.89. Wow!
Details on the competition...
To be in the running to win, please make sure you have subscribed to Good Things via the box top RH side on my sidebar, (if you haven't already) and in the comments below share with me in 50 words or less your favourite Luke Nguyen recipe and why you'd love to win a Luke Nguyen DVD prize pack.
The entries will be judged according to originality and creativity (chance plays no part in determining the winner). The winners will be notified by email and prize packs will be posted direct to the winners.
Please ensure that you enter your current email address (one you check regularly!) with your comment/entry so you can be reached in the event you're selected as the winner. If winners do not respond within 48 hours, Good Things will redraw the competition and select new winners.
Note: this competition is open to Australian readers only (with apologies to my overseas readers) and closes at midnight on Thursday, 24 July 2014 AEST.
This Good Things competition is proudly sponsored by SBS. Each of these titles is available from the SBS Shop.
My competition has now closed. Many thanks to all those who entered! The winners are Joy, Emma (Gustoso) and Helena! Thank you everyone once again, especially to SBS Food, and thank you for your support!
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