Describe a great political dish … & win a pair of tickets to BBC Good Food Show in Belfast

good-food-show-belfast-northern-ireland-logoThe BBC Good Food Show is coming to Belfast Waterfront between Friday 14 and Sunday 16 October.

Cooking up regional and seasonal dishes across the weekend will be well known figures like Paul Hollywood, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin, John Torode and local chef Paul Rankin. They’ll be interviewed along with Jane Boyce (from James Nicholson Wines) and representatives from Moy Park as well as signing their latest cook books.

Paula McIntyre will host the Tasting Theatre where you can hear from producers, and then sample (and buy) the very best of their produce in the Northern Ireland Food Pavilion. (Alcohol exhibitors will be sampling product and taking orders for post-show delivery, but there will be no off sales permitted. Venue bars will be operating throughout the event.)

Between curried yoghurt, the Speaker’s mints, Boris’ bendy bananas, the European funding gravy train and helpings of revenge served cold, politics and food never seem far away. [Ed – you mean politicians eating free dinners?]

Slugger has five pairs of tickets to give away that can be used to access the Good Food Show on Friday 14 or Sunday 16. Just as well you can’t use it on Saturday 15 or else you’d miss the PUP conference! To win a pair, tell us your idea for a great political dish. (The usual rules of playing the ball not the (wo)man apply.)

Submit your ideas as comments under this blog post, under this post on Facebook or using the #sluggerpoliticaldish hashtag on Twitter before 5pm on Wednesday and Alan will get back in touch with you if you’ve made it into his entirely subjective top five!

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Winners

Sarah Beth Loughridge via Facebook:

Chuckle Brothers Chutney with extra cheese and two real crackers

chrisjones2 comment on Slugger …

Fresh Start Fricasse. A melange of left over policies, moribund plans and collapsed agreements lovingly enrobed in slightly stale breadcrumbs then deep fried over 2 months to crisp them up and reduce the bad smell All then covered in cheesy promises, served on one of those steel prison food trays with a division down the middle. Finally sprinkle each side with different coloured glitter (orange and green may be a good combination) and garnish with small flags making sure the division in the middle remains clear. Ideally served with a strong dose of Skepticism Lager and eaten while wearing sunglasses

babyface finlayson’s comment on Slugger:

Starter: Walled off salad
Main : Carp,carp carp, dressed with chips on the shoulder
Dessert: Ba-nama Split or Peoplebefore Profiteroles (not too rich)

@aboutye1 entry on Twitter suggesting:

○ Emma PenJelly & Ice Cream
○ Pasta CarboNAMA
○ Ó Muilleoir Corner (Curry Flavour)

@DannyDonnelly1 on Twitter for rebooting a nearly forgotten Harry Enfield sketch:

Suppose it should be cheddar cheese and pineapple on a stick … #NeverGetsOld

And honourable mentions for runners up …

Kevin Breslin for his comment on Slugger:

Whatabout Fool English Brexit?

@eightballbeck’s tweet:

Scrambled Eggs’it #sluggerpoliticaldish

Kippers’ comment on Slugger:

Slow cooked BBQ BREXIT. You think you ordered beef, we promised you beef, and true to our word here is a dog’s dinner…

Belfast Barman for his many pun-laden contributions including:

Mike NesRareBitt
Mushy SDLPeas
Lemon (fresh s)Tart
BBC Talkbaklava

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  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    Lemon (fresh s)Tart
    BBC Talkbaklava

  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    Mo Mowlamb chops

  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    Steak & McGuinness Pie

  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    I love puns 😅

  • Heather Weir

    Tory in the Hole

  • northbelfastpainter

    Tuna and Theresa Mayonaisse sandwich

  • cathal

    Bangers and Sash

  • Tochais Siorai

    Martin & Arlene.

    Chuck a l’orange.

  • chrisjones2

    Porridge – for anyone found guilty of fraud or corruption

  • babyface finlayson

    Starter: Walled off salad
    Main : Carp,carp carp, dressed with chips on the shoulder
    Dessert: Ba-nama Split or Peoplebefore Profiteroles (not too rich)

  • chrisjones2

    Humble Pie for the menu at the Stormont Canteen

  • terence patrick hewett

    Umble pie: Yuch!

  • SeaanUiNeill

    I believe there is a demand in some political quarters for a fermented milk masala.

  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    GARCamole
    St Andrews AgreeMint Chocolate Cheesecake
    Arlene FoSturgeon
    Mike NesRareBitt
    Full Iris(h) Robinson

  • the rich get richer

    NAMA your favourite Ulster Fry Ingredients………………

  • Kipper

    Chicken Cushnahan with Nama bread. A take away dish to be delivered to a hospital car park of your choice.

    Slow cooked BBQ BREXIT. You think you ordered beef, we promised you beef, and true to our word here is a dog’s dinner…

    Dessert has to be Cameron’s government – Eton Mess

    The whine? Made from sour grapes

  • Kevin Breslin

    Whatabout Fool English Brexit?

  • Enda

    Leg of Lambeg Drumsticks, with mint and and freshly chopped Paisley sauce

  • chrisjones2

    Fresh Start Fricasse

    A melange of left over policies, moribund plans and collapsed agreements lovingly enrobed in slightly stale breadcrumbs then deep fried over 2 months to crisp them up and reduce the bad smell All then covered in cheesy promises, served on one of those steel prison food trays with a division down the middle. Finally sprinkle each side with different coloured glitter (orange and green may be a good combination) and garnish with small flags making sure the division in the middle remains clear

    Ideally served with a strong dose of Skepticism Larger and eaten while wearing sunglasses

  • chrisjones2

    Marlene madelines

  • chrisjones2

    I don’t go for the Carry Out

    The £5k delivery charge is too high

  • chrisjones2

    Twadell T Bone

    Two pieces of steak from the same animal separated by a bone to pick then barbecued on high heat over 5 years until an inedible charcoal consistency

    When served immediately return to joint chefs and complain about whose fault it is

    Start again

  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    *sighs exasperatedly*

    IT’S LAGER, NOT LARGER

    Sorry. I’ve come across that a LOT.

  • Belfast Barman(ager)

    Mushy SDLPeas

  • Donna Caldwell

    Arlene steak with Margaret Ritchie gravy