Today I have had a very busy day at BBC Good Food Show Winter. The show is on at the NEC near Birmingham until Sunday so if you are planning on visiting over the weekend, here is my list of 50 things you must do or see while you are there!
- Arrive early so that you can see celebrity chef(s) open the show. It was James Martin and Tom Kerridge on the first day
- Head on over to Debbies & Andrews for a sausage sandwich for breakfast! (Stand S226)
- Visit the Aldi stand (S232) to try their new Christmas range and maybe sample some wine!
- Pop over to Lakeland (T200) and grab a bargain from their vast range
- Visit the BBC Good Food Show stage and see interviews and cooking demonstrations by your favourite chefs (next to Lakeland)
- Get a cookbook signed at the WHSmith stand (R200)
- Visit Natalie and Joe on the IOShen knives stand (N192) and tell them that I sent you!
- Learn a new skill at the Discover & Learn theatre with Lexus
- Try something new for lunch from one of the many hot food stands inside. I had a duck wrap. Try and grab an early or late lunch if you can as queues get busy at lunchtime!
- Have a Joe Delucci’s ice cream for pudding (stand G120)
- Grab a Christmas present or two from the Christmas market
- Visit Urban Herbs (G85) and pick some up dried herbs to top up your cupboard
- Do a beer tasting masterclass with CAMRA and Beer Hawk
- Or you could do a cake decorating class with Renshaw
- Pick up some British rapeseed oil from Farrington Oil’s (stand F60)
- Go to the Supertheatre and see your favourite chef’s cooking on stage. I saw Raymond Blanc when I was there. Don’t forget to say hello to Marcus Bean and Tony the Cameraman too!
- Visit the Ludlow Producers Market for a taste of what the Shropshire food festival will be like next year.
- Go and see the bursary award winners who were awarded a stand at the show for their excellent quality produce. My favourites this time are Price’s Spices, Holly’s Lollys and Radnor Preserves.
- Learn about producers from Northern Ireland at their sampling theatre
- Grab a brownie or try the awesome Brownie butter from Gower Cottage Brownies (stand D62)
- Go over to see the Winter Kitchen sponsored by Magimix with cookery demonstrations and interviews hosted by Lotte Duncan.
- Try a few new wines at the Wine Heroes area of the show
- Or pick up something stronger at the Drinks Cabinet (there is lots of gin!)
- Visit the The Good Food Champions area and see how many of the fabulous producers have won Great Taste awards.
- Grab a goody bag on your way out and go and enjoy your all your new fantastic goodies with your feet up at home!
Is there anything I have missed? What else would you add to this list?
I attended the BBC Good Food Show Winter on a complimentary press pass. All opinions are my own. I was not required to give a positive review.