I attended the BBC Good Show yesterday as part of my new role as an Official Blogger… It’s a hard life but someone has to do it right?
There are so many different foods to try, demos to watch and areas of the show to visit that I thought it would be an idea to write a series of blog posts telling you just why you should visit – that’s if you need a bigger reason than the fact that it’s a show ALL about food. Please note these are in no particular order 😉
1. The Supertheatre
If like me you are a (huge) fan of cookery shows and dream of cooking with/meeting or just watching your favourite chefs then the Supertheatre is where you need to go.
During the Summer show currently on at the NEC Birmingham which ends Sunday 15th June 2014 the marvellous Marcus Bean is hosting the Supertheatre sessions and these are just some of the chefs you can get fairly up close and personal with:
Paul Hollywood, Mary Berry, Gennaro Contaldo, Antonio Carluccio, James Martin, Tom Kerridge, Glynn Purnell and MasterChef judge John Torode
2. The Preservation Society
At the show you will find some totally amazing producers that you won’t find in your local supermarket and on this list I will share some of my favourites. Starting with The Preservation Society they make all sorts of wonderful pickles, chutneys and jams. My favourites are the strawberry and raspberry sirops to add to dishes, drizzle over salads or add to prosecco. We also love the candied jalapeños. Crunchy n hot! Find them on stand F184.
3. Ocelot Chocolate
This is new discovery for me. One I am so glad I made. We bought some bee pollen and mango dark chocolate which is bliss for your mouth. The packaging is delightful, even the chocolate itself is pretty and would make a lovely gift.
4. Cornish Charcuterie
As part of the blogger panel I was lucky enough to sample the goods from Cornish Charcuterie one of this years Bursary winners and also listen to them explain how they started up and why they do what they do – I loved how passionate they are about what they do. I had to head over to their stall afterwards to buy some goodies to take home. My tip is buy the seaweed and cider salami – you won’t be disappointed. Veggie? Try the mushroom pate.
5.Great British Sauce Co
Sublime sauces from the Great British Sauce co. I’ve been really enjoying their brown sauce at home for a few weeks and considering I don’t normally like brown sauce at all that’s quite a statement. They have a fabulous range so go see them at stand F234.
Malaysia Kitchen are new exhibitors promoting the experience of Malaysian cuisine in the UK so go along to stand F626 and soak it all up.
7.Lurpaks Cooks Range
Go check out the awesome new range of cooks products from Lurpak and see some demos at their super cool kitchen on stand F682. I love the clarified butter and cooking mist.
8. Swifts Bakery
I challenge you to go to this stall and walk away empty handed. The bread looks, smells and more importantly tastes incredible. Go ..eat. Stand F141.
9. The Garlic Farm
We love garlic. Doesn’t everyone? You can buy all sorts of garlic here from smoked to elephant and the absolutely amazing black garlic. Stand F330.
10. Thunder Toffee Vodka
This is more than a bit awesome, go try a perfectly chilled sample and try to stop yourself going back for more.
If you decide to go to the show and want to save yourself some cash on your tickets use this discount code:MM20 when buying tickets in advance.
Look out for part two with reasons to visit 11-20 🙂
* I received free tickets to the show as part of my role as the blogger panel.