Andi Peters’ Food Favourites

Food might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to QVC, but it’s safe to say that when you have a browse through our virtual store cupboard, you won’t want to leave empty-handed! We select the most delicious meats, cheeses, biscuits and sweets to surprise and delight you and your loved ones, and ensure that you’ll definitely be coming back for seconds!

Andi Peters’ Food Fest is a beloved staple on air at QVC, and to celebrate our fabulous food Today’s Special Value from Easiyo, we got chatting to the man himself about his food favourites, from childhood to the present day.

We all know you love food from watching you and Dale talk about it on Food Fest, but what’s inspired that passion for you?
I’ve always loved food… I loved cooking alongside my mum. The other thing that drew me to food at a young age was the market and all fresh ingredients.

Agreed Andi, there’s just something about seeing all the delights laid out in front of you that’s guaranteed to get the tummies rumbling, one of the reasons we love tuning in to Food Fest! Talking about cooking with your mum, do you have a favourite food memory?
This has to be the first time I had sushi in Japan. Having had it loads in the UK, it was such a treat to see the craftsmanship that goes into serving raw fish of the highest standard and to enjoy it in Japan just took the whole experience to a different level.

Wow, we can imagine! Lots of people have been practicing their sushi skills at home during lockdown. It’s been a great opportunity to get the creative juices flowing when it comes to cookery. What’s been your favourite dish to make at home?
I’ve mastered various scone recipes and also found an addiction to garlic egg fried rice. Obviously, I make a mean Banana Cake!

Ah, the famous lockdown banana bread! So what’s been your kitchen essentials while you’ve been rustling up these fab dishes? 
I always have soy sauce in the house because it can be used in so many ways. The other essential is a good chutney… I always make sure I have at least one Cottage Delight jar open.

Yum! So are you more of a sweet or savoury kind of guy Andi? Is it cheese and biscuits or something a little sweeter when it comes to teatime? 
Scones, without question. I love a salmon sandwich, but pass me a scone any day!

If you love your sweet treats like Andi – but not too sweet – our Today’s Special Value from Easiyo is for you. It’s a Summer Fruits Yoghurt Selection, boasting 12 delicious yoghurt mixes in six different flavours, including Blood Orange, Mango, Strawberry, Greek Style Raspberry, Greek Style Apricot and Banana.

Used with the Easiyo yoghurt maker, all you need to do is mix the sachets with water to whip up fresh yoghurt in a flash, and it’s so versatile that you can enjoy it alone or use it in countless different ways, from layering it on granola in the morning for a healthy breakfast to making a scrumptious Eton mess as a decadent dessert. Or, why not make like Andi, and layer it on top of a scone with jam for a twist on a classic teatime treat!

It’s free from artificial flavours, colours and thickeners, plus it’s suitable for vegetarians and gluten free, so the whole family can tuck in and enjoy the unmistakeable taste of homemade!

And, once you have your yoghurt maker and this summery selection, you can even choose Auto Delivery to receive a whole library of new flavours later in the season, including Creme Brulee, Greek Style Peach, Greek Style Black Cherry, Greek Style Blueberry, Natural and Vanilla, giving you even more options!

As Andi says, there’s nothing like the taste of freshness, especially when it’s homemade, so why not try something that’s fun to make for the whole family and delicious to eat? Check it out at the amazing Today’s Special Value price here.

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