Your chance to win a great recipe and wine matching book

range-landscape-finalIf food and drink are your thing, then The Lichfield Blog’s latest competition will be right up your street.

We’ve got three copies of a great new book to give away to readers.

It’s the little luxuries in life that make us happy and if you’re a bit of a foodie you’ll be more concerned than ever about where your food comes from. The quality, the origin, and of course the taste is all important when you pick your produce, and you can get no better than straight from the source where it was first made, which is guaranteed by a PDO, or Protected Designation of Origin, stamp.

Discover the Origin is a campaign led by the European Union, Italy, France and Portugal, focussing on five key European products: Burgundy wines, Port and Douro Valley wines, Parma Ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. All five of these products carry a guarantee of their provenance and quality. When you see PDO labels on these and other products, you can rest assured that you will be rewarded with excellent quality and complete authenticity.

front-coverTo win a beautiful hardback recipe and wine matching book, full of stunning photography of the dishes and the regions, simply answer the following question:

  • What does PDO stand for?

Then all you need to do is send your answer, along with your name, email and postal address to with the email title ‘Origin’. Don’t worry, we won’t use your details for anything other than telling you that you’ve won and delivering your prize.

To see more recipes and food and wine matching ideas and for a wealth of information about the products, visit

And if you’re not lucky enough to be one of our winners, here’s a recipe for you to try:

Parma Ham and Walnut Roulade served with a red Douro Valley wine (serves four)


  • 10 slices Parma Ham
  • 300g cream cheese or low fat soft cheese
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 100g roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tsp freshly chopped chives
  • 2 tsp fresh chopped parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper

Lay out two slices of Parma Ham on a work surface, placing one directly on top of the other. Next, place two more slices on top of the first, overlapping them halfway down these slices. Continue with the remaining slices to form a square of Parma Ham.

Mix the soft cheese with the herbs, crushed garlic and roughly chopped walnuts. Season with black pepper, then spread carefully and evenly using a palette knife, over the Parma Ham.

Roll up the Parma Ham from one side, then wrap in clingfilm or foil for at least 30 minutes.

To serve, use a sharp knife to slice the Parma Ham roll and serve with salad or fresh fruit – such as melon, grapes or figs.

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