3 Oct 2011

Good Food Show Birmingham NEC 2011

Prepare for Christmas at the BBC Good Food Show Winter

The BBC Good Food Show Winter is the perfect place to find everything you need for Christmas all under one roof. With 21 years experience of putting together the country’s biggest and best Food event, The Good Food Show offers a great festive day out.


I attend the show every year, each year it gets bigger and better with more product exhibitors, live show's and idea's for me to take home with me.

To be honest I only really go to taste everything, I like to try all the food samples and buy products that I thought "Blimey that's nice!".  Last year I tasted and brought a good range of products ready for Christmas, I came home with bags full of cake mixes, ready made brownies, cheeses and sausages (some were locally produced and not big name producers). 

I also like to taste different wines to try to grasp the difference between dry, medium, sweet etc... having all the different brands available you can get a good idea of wines you like from different countries and brands.  They normally have fantastic offers available so you can purchase in bulk and save a packet.

During the last show I was also introduced to whisky and other stronger spirits. I have never really been a big fan of strong liquors but by having a small taste of different types I have actually used some in my cooking!  I have recently made a tea bread with whisky which I would never have attempted before.

I can't wait for this years show, I wonder how many celebrities I can spot this year? Keep your eyes peeled when you are walking around as you can suddenly be face-to-face with your favourite foodie stars from the telly while you are supping wine or stuffing yourself silly with cake samples.

Here is some information about this years show, for further info please visit: http://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/home

Oh yes one more thing .... if you spot Gino D'Acampo .... hands off! He's mine! xx

Be inspired by top chefs live demo’s- Some of TV’s favourite foodie faces will be cooking live on stage on the Supertheatre sponsored by Sainsbury’s. Star names including James Martin, demonstrating an alternative Christmas Dinner, Rick Stein, John Torode and Gregg Wallace’s will be creating his classic Christmas Pudding.

Christmas Theatre– Get some great ideas for Christmas treats by taking a tasting session on this stage – alternatively pick up some fantastic tips for making your own treats including Christmas cookie Icing, marzipan fruit making and Christmas Cake Decorations.

British Theatre – Enjoy the best of British chefs demonstrating with the best of British produce and pick up tips on how to make your Christmas truly local.

BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards– To be held at the BBC Good Food Show Winter once again these “Oscars of the Food World” will celebrate the very best in British food and drink.

World Cheese Awards - If you’re planning on providing the most brilliant cheese board for your guests then where better to get inspiration from than the World Cheese Awards. Over 2500 different cheeses, that’s 40 tonnes, will be judged by the worlds top cheese experts.

Shopping– With over 400 exhibitors it’s the perfect place to pick up gifts for your friends and family. With some fantastic producers’ including Kelly’s Turkeys, English Provender and Scotland Food and Drink, find something original for Christmas Day.

Marks and Spencer’s Christmas Experience– Marks and Spencers’ will be returning once again with an even bigger Christmas theatre – featuring top chefs including Michael Caines giving you tips and advice on how to make the most of your culinary skills this Christmas.

Drinks- Stock up your drinks cabinet with a whole range of fantastic drinks suppliers from Glengoyne Whisky to Port from ‘Spirits of the Place’ or pick up something really different from Demijohns Liquid Deli.

MasterChef Experience– See all your favourite MasterChef faces live on stage including John Torode, Gregg Wallace, Dhruv Baker and Tim Anderson and the newly crowned Celebrity MasterChef Champion – the perfect place to take any MasterChef fan for a pre-Christmas treat. Plus watch amateur cooks create their signature dishes live on stage to be judged by John and Gregg in the MasterChef Live Challenge sponsored by Plenty.

For further info and ticket prices please visit: http://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/home 
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