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May 29, 2012 10:15 ET

Thomas Cook's Latest Facebook Competition Has All the Right Ingredients for Foodies

Win a 5 Star Cooking Lesson With James Martin Inspired by His New In-Flight Airline Menu for Thomas Cook

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 29, 2012) - To celebrate the launch of celebrity chef, James Martin's new in-flight menu for Thomas Cook Airlines, the package holiday experts have rustled up a recipe for fun with a new food competition.

The star chef, who also whisked up a fine waltz on Strictly Come Dancing, has created a unique range of tempting dishes exclusively for Thomas Cook Airlines' in-flight meals, which hit the runway on flights from 1 May 2012.

Now, ten lucky competition winners will receive a cooking masterclass from the BBC's Saturday Kitchen star, who says he is willing to share his expert tips with the select Facebook few.

How to Enter the Competitions!

Recipe Competition

Simply submit up to 4 recipes linked to Spain, Greece, Italy or the Caribbean. James will then pick his favourite for each destination, and we'll also draw 1 lucky winner at random from all valid entries.

Food Blog Competition

Just tell us all about the food in Spain, Greece, Italy or the Caribbean in the form of a food blog. James will again select his favourite for each destination, along with one lucky random winner.

Closing Date

Both competitions close at 5.30pm on June 4, so get your recipe books out to be in with a chance of winning this incredible cooking experience.

Speaking about the partnership on the Thomas Cook Blog, James Martin said: "I'm very excited about making a real difference to your view of what airline food is all about. My James Martin style dishes will reflect the passion I have for the food I create for my own restaurants. Good, satisfying, comfort food made with quality ingredients."

The new in-flight menu starts from just £6 per meal, and features traditional dishes such as a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs, and slow-braised British beef with baby onions and herb dumplings for dinner. Puddings have also seen a revamp, with a sumptuous bourbon vanilla and ginger cheesecake as just one of the choices. And vegetarian holidaymakers can rest assured that they will be taken care of, with a range of tasty options such as cheese gnocchi with butternut squash and rosemary. For those travelling with their families, there is also a special half-price kids menu, including favourites like meatballs with pasta.

For many holidaymakers, the highlight of any trip abroad is sampling the local food. So, whether you are inspired by the wonderful delights of home-made houmous on your Greece holidays, traditional tapas on a cheap holiday to Spain, a mouth-watering Jerk chicken dish discovered on an exotic holiday to the Caribbean, or perhaps the best pizza you have ever tasted on your holidays to Italy, make sure you enter either the recipe contest or the food blog competition, and share your food knowledge with us.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Thomas Cook UK & Ireland
    Nick Sandham
    Senior PR Manager
    01733 416748