Johnsons is launching a Rick Stein competition based on its World Kitchen seed range of vegetables for the 2009 season. Consumers who buy three or more seed packets from independent retailers and answer a simple question can win a place on a two-day residential cooking course at Stein's Padstow Seafood School in Cornwall. For details, call 01638 751161.
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