GastroGays Christmas Hamper Giveaway

We’ve come over all festive and in the spirit of giving this season, we’ve got a super special, tailored hamper for one lucky reader filled with some of our favourite food and drink products!

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Recipe | French Onion Soup with Comté Baguette Rounds

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We’ve just come back from Paris and there’s nothing quite like French cuisine in the colder months, it’s really what it’s all about – warming soups, rich casseroles and indulgent carb and fat-laden dishes that warm you up from within. This French onion soup is so simple and straightforward to make, yet tastes like its been bubbling away on the stove top for hours…

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Guest Post: London’s Best Burgers by ‘Cause Burgers

London loves a good burger! Though to the naked eye there might not seem to be obvious differences between the dizzying number of places slinging succulent patties in brioche buns, trust us, there is! Navigating London’s burger scene is, in fact, a job in its own right. So we wanted to enlist an expert to offer you a definitive guide to the best burgers in London… and maybe one of the worst too!

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Lauren Hughes is the mastermind behind ‘Cause Burgers, the London-based blog dedicated solely to the quest for the best burger in London. Isn’t the name epic for a start?

“Why start a blog?

“… ’cause burgers!”

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Recipe: Chestnut Soup (V)

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… Met someone under the mistletoe and looking to impress them? Autumn brings a bounty of good ‘ol conkers and throughout winter we love using them in our kitchen, especially in chestnut soup – the ideal seasonal starter or winter lunch dish, served with some crusty bread.

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Christmas | Gift Guide 2016

You’ve waited all year and now once again it’s time for GastroGays to turn into sassy Santa Clauses! Yes, back by popular demand and annual tradition at this stage, we present our 2016 Christmas Gift Guide.

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Full of foodie options, exciting experiences, heavenly hampers and the cream of 2016’s cookbooks, now you won’t have to trawl through the high street rails or risk square eyes setting in after endless hours of internet shopping. All of the below are our personal, independent pick of the best food, travel and home gifts we can find this year… and every single one would be a delight to find under the tree! So go on, treat the one you love to something they’ll really cherish and appreciate.

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Guest Recipe: Gilli Davies’ Welsh Cakes & Deep-Fried Laver

We haven’t been to Wales in years but it continuously crops up on our travel bucket list. We really should remedy that, but whilst we’re mulling over when we’ll make our way back you cant bet we’re definitely munching on Welsh recipes like these. Esteemed Welsh writer Gilli Davies has a series of brand new cookbooks which have just come out and we’ve got a fab Welsh-with-a-modern-twist guest recipe for you (plus a bonus one at the bottom!)

Caerphilly Cheese and Leek Welsh Cakes

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Chips, French Fries, Frites: The Best in Brussels!

Answer this truthfully. Who amongst you can defiantly say you don’t love chips? We can’t recall ever meeting anyone who dislikes those dreamy fried sticks of potato and we hope our paths will never cross someone of such crass persuasion! Whether you prefer ’em thick-cut and soft inside or thin and crispy shoestrings, chips – or pommes frites, french fries, sceallóga, whatever you want to call them –  are the perfect supporting act for so many dishes in terms of flavour, but can be the star of the show of their own accord… and here’s where we’ve found the best frites in Brussels!

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