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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Andy Bates Cookbook Giveaway

Photo courtesy of Food Network
Street Food – American Style!

Andy Bates (AKA Pie Man) is renowned for his hearty, traditional British street food which he sells from his stall at Whitecross Street Market in London. Following a successful first series of Andy Bates Street Feasts on Food Network in 2011 he has also now become a leading authority on street food. His new series, Andy Bates American Street Feasts, follows Andy on a street food odyssey across the U.S. visiting the most vibrant food destinations and discovering the stories behind the recipes.

The 15 episodes in this new series, on-air weekdays until 26th October, see Andy meeting entrepreneurs and customers from some of the most developed and diverse street food scenes around the world from New York to Philadelphia, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland to name a few – sampling the best in classic hot dogs, ultimate burgers, mouth-watering ceviche and southern fried quail.

Each show comprises of Andy meeting the passionate people responsible for giving street food its evolving reputation and he tries his hand at making and then sampling, their specialities. He brings those inspirations back to the U.K. to create his own recipes influenced by what he's seen on the road. Recipes featured in the series range from Louisiana crawfish balls and jambalaya to braised pork belly and Waldorf salad in a pretzel wrap to apple shortbread pie with honeycomb and Key Lime pie with Caipirinha sorbet for those with a sweeter tooth.

Fans of the show can visit Andy’s collection page on Food Network’s website where all of Andy Bates’ content is showcased: Catch up on his episodes, find his featured recipes and browse an interactive 'Stweet Food Map' which shows where to get the best street food in the UK. Fans are encouraged to participate and include their user generated images of the street food on offer. Users can also submit their suggestions for who they think should feature on the map, helping it to develop into a reference point for anyone looking to sample some of the great street food available right here in the UK.
Andy Bates American Street Feasts is aired every weekday at 12.30pm and 6.30pm on Food Network (Sky 262, Freeview 48 and freesat 403)

Check out the Andy Bates American Street Feasts collection here.

The rather brilliant Andy Bates has his first cookbook launching today 31st October and it's available from WH Smith, Waterstones, Amazon and all independent book shops throughout the UK.

Here's Andy's Vegetarian Scotch Egg recipe (reproduced with permission):

4 large free range eggs
1 x 400g can chickpeas
1 x 400g can red kidney beans
1 x 400g can white cannellini beans
1 tbsp fresh coriander
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp chilli
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
125g plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 free range eggs, beaten
400g white breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil, for deep frying

Place the eggs, still in their shells, in a pan of boiling water, simmer for 6 minutes. Drain and cool the eggs under cold running water, then peel.

For the filling, drain the canned beans and chickpeas, and rinse thoroughly in cold water.  Mash them together, creating a coarse mix. Add the coriander, ginger, chilli and seasoning and mix.

Divide into four 100g portions and flatten each out on a piece of clingfilm, into ovals about 12.5cm long and 7.5cm at its widest point.

Place each egg onto bean mix oval, then pick the cling film square up by its corners, and use it to wrap the mix around each egg. Make sure the coating is smooth and completely covers the egg.

Prepare a crumbing station by adding flour to a wide bowl. In another bowl, combine the beaten eggs with milk. Put the breadcrumbs on a large plate.

Roll each one first in the flour, then in the beaten egg, making sure it is completely coated.  Then roll in the breadcrumbs to completely cover. Repeat the process excluding flour to double-coat.

Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 180⁰C. Carefully place each Scotch egg into the hot oil and deep-fry for 7-8 minutes until golden and crisp.

Carefully remove from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper.  Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Photo courtesy of Food Network

I have a copy of Andy's cookbook to give away to a lucky reader of my blog.  To enter just leave me a comment and let me know what your favourite street food is and where you buy it from.

Entries close at midnight on 10th November 2012.


This giveaway is open to all readers over 18, who live in mainland UK

The winner will be chosen via using random.org and announced on this blog.

The winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not respond within 48 hours another winner may be chosen.

There is one prize of an Andy Bates Cookbook.

I am running this competition in good faith on behalf of Food Network. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. They reserve the right to substitute the prize for one of a similar type / value if the prize above is not available.

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  2. I used to love trying all the different stalls in Borough Market near where I used to work but I didn't have a favourite. I would try and try something different each time I went.

  3. My favourite street food so far was from Greenwich market. It was a Turkish style wrap with fragrant meats and houmous. Oh my word it was delicious!

  4. padthai from a street vendor in thailand, much better than anything you can cook at home

  5. There is an amazing Churros stand on portobello market, the chocolate sauce is to die for!

  6. I love to buy freshly made samosas from the local market


  7. jacket potatoes from a local vendor...they are just delish!


  8. My favourite was a massive €1 slice of pizza from a random backstreet hole-in-the-wall pizzeria in Venice. If only I could find it again! Of course, I'm not there often enough, so at home it's freshly griddled Welshcakes from the market.


  9. mini doughnuts...nothing fancy, just delicious. There's a local vendor who sells them :)


  10. When I was in Italy last year I tried some Focaccia di Recco...it was fantastic.


  11. There's burgers made from Ostritch that they sell at the Birmingham Xmas markets, they're suprisingly good :-)


  12. I live just outside Bristol and this year when grilkstock came along they left behind a permanent stall in St Nicholas market selling amazing American bbq....pulled pork and brisket...yum!


  13. My favourite street food was in Amman at Abu Omars on Motran Street. He serves the most delicious felafel and shawermas.
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  14. buffalo burgers from our local farmers market


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