I love food and cake shows. What's not to love about food shows? They are (usually) indoor venues jam packed with a variety of food related stalls and even better, famous and well loved chefs showing off their culinary skills during food demonstrations. I've been to BBC Good Food Show, twice before but this has been during he winter shows.
I recently visited during their summer show and I must say that I prefer this to their winter show. Located in the incredibly large National Exhibition Centre, there are literally hundreds of stalls and so much going on. If you like demonstrations there was a Summer Kitchen and Cakes and Bakes show which is free, alongside the Supertheatre Kitchen where cooking and baking national treasures cook up scrumptious treats. I watched Lisa Faulkner make a lovely panzanella dish which I recreated at home at the Summer Kitchen and also watched Francis Quinn make delicate sporty cupcakes at the Cakes and Bakes theatre.
Another fabulous part of the BBC Good Food Show is the amount of freebies that all the stalls are happy to give you, which of course lures you (well me) into buying more foodie goodies. I strongly recommend that if you attend next year, do not drive as there are plenty of alcohol related stalls who offer tasters of unique flavours such as chocolate wine. After a busy morning looking around and purchasing foodies items, lunch time was heaven, I was spoilt for choice for all the lunch options. Previous years where I have attended I've always brought a pork bap from a hog roast stall but decided to venture into the unknown this year and brought a delicious buffalo burger. I stocked up on some tasty olives, fab vintage knife and fork (from Simply Vintage stall), coconut mini cakes, fudge Gallo wine, chocolate pizza, Malaysian spice mix and managed to pick up a couple of freebies. Would I go again? Definitely, as a foodie I think this show is compulsory for all food lovers.
Here are some of my favourite pictures of the day.
|Me and Lisa Faulkner|
|My fave stall Simply Vintage|
|Me outside (The garden show was also on)|
|Goodies I brought|
Disclaimer: I received two press passes to attend BBC Good Food Show, I was not required to write a positive review.