The BBC Good Food Show opens tomorrow at the NEC in Birmingham, a clear sign that Christmas is almost here! The show is a great opportunity to pick up some extra Christmas gifts for foodie friends, or some treats to spoil yourself over the festive break. And it’s a great day out as well!
There’s so much to see and do at the show, you may struggle to pack it all into one day. There are over 400 exhibitors, ranging from the big to the small. I especially enjoy the Producers Market, which is packed full of small artisan producers every year. It’s a great place to try and buy speciality foods that you can’t find on the High Street.
And don’t forget to pop along to the Taste of Northern Ireland pavilion, where they will be celebrating the Year of Food and Drink in Northern Ireland. You’ll be able to try and buy food and drink from across the counties of Belfast, Derry, Antrim, Down, Armagh, Fermanagh and Tyrone.
You can also watch chefs cooking live on three different stages this year. The Supertheatre has a packed schedule with sessions including GBBO winner Nadiya Hussein, the Hairy Bikers and Saturday Kitchen Live. Tickets are selling fast for some of these sessions, so be quick to avoid missing your favourite!
The Winter Kitchen stage is sponsored by Magimix this year, and you can see James Martin preparing seasonal dishes. John Whaite, Lotte Duncan and other chefs will also be appearing on this stage over the course of the show. And new for this year’s Good Food Show is the BBC Good Food Stage. This will be hosting a combination of recipe demonstrations and celebrity interviews.
Chefs including Michel Roux Jr, Raymond Blanc and Tom Kerridge will also be signing books, along with GBBO favourites Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. A book signed by someone’s favourite chef would make a fab Christmas present!
The BBC Good Food Show runs from 24th-27th November 2016. Tickets are still available through the website or by calling 0844 581 1360. You can also add tickets for the Supertheatre to your booking.
I always enjoy my visits to the BBC Good Food Show, and I can’t wait to see what goodies I come home with this time!
*I have been given a press pass to attend the show