Monday, 23 November 2015

Stellar line up at the BBC Good Food Show Winter

The BBC Good Food Show Winter offers all the ingredients for a great day out

The flagship BBC Good Food Show, sponsored by Lexus, returns to the NEC this week on the 26-29 November to set visitors up for the perfect festive, foodie season. Visitors can enjoy live cookery demonstrations in the Supertheatre sponsored by Kenwood and learn top culinary tips from familiar faces
Paul Hollywood
James Martin
The Hairy Bikers
Tom Kerridge
Mary Berry
Michel Roux Jr. as he makes his debut at this year’s Winter show. 

The BBC Good Food Show Winter will also host a variety of demonstration stages, all with star-studded line-ups. Visitors will be inspired by a range of delicious winter wonders, learning great tips and techniques from some of the country’s finest. Don’t miss the themed Eat Well sessions from industry experts, including Lorraine Pascale and learn how to create top quality dishes in the Michelin Made Easy sessions from the likes of Theo Randall on the Winter Kitchen Stage, sponsored by Visitors can head down to The Bakes & Cakes Stage, sponsored by Magimix, and learn direct from some of their favourite baking personalities, including Nancy Birtwhistle, as they make, bake and share their expert tips and techniques. In addition, the official appliance supplier to the BBC Good Food Shows, Stoves will also be hosting their own Stoves Live Cook Stage and Hotpoint's "Love Your Kitchen" live demos are a must-see if visitors want to catch their favourite chefs cooking up a storm on a range of Hotpoint ovens, hobs and small appliances.

For the first time at the Show, visitors can have their culinary queries answered by the chefs attending the Show, with a friendly grilling on the Interview Stage, sponsored by Lakeland, and share the secrets of their success. In addition, the Book Shop run by WHSmith features a large collection of the latest and popular cook books at great Show prices. Visitors can pop along and make a purchase, and take the opportunity to have it signed by the chefs themselves.

There is so much to taste at the BBC Good Food Show Winter this November. Visitors can stock up on the best of speciality produce in the Producers’ Village and a hand-picked selection of outstanding artisan producers in the BBC Good Food Champions area. Visitors should head to the Ludlow Producer Market within the Show for a fantastic collection of producers from Ludlow and the Marches. With an emphasis on local, independent food and drink producers this is a great area to pick up some interesting products with a local flavour. Visitors can also pop-by and show their support to Legges of Bromyard, the clear and well deserved winner of the coveted title of Midlands’ Best Deli or Farm Shop.

After all this shopping, visitors can make full use of The Shop & Drop supported by Guide Dogs for the Blind, where they can drop off their shopping for collection later, leaving them free to relax and enjoy the Show. Plus, for an extra special experience, visitors can head to the BBC Good Food Kitchen where they can dine on dishes inspired by recipes from

The BBC Good Food Shows team has been searching the UK and Ireland to find the most outstanding artisan food and drink producers. The Producers’ Bursary Awards called for applications from small artisan producers with companies carefully shortlisted and all entries tasted at the BBC Good Food Test Kitchens by a team of experts. Visitors to the show will be able to meet, taste and buy from this year’s impressive winners, including mouth-watering selection of charcuterie from Sedgewicks Charcuterie.

If visitors are keen for a tipple during the day, there’s plenty to choose from. The Drinks Cabinet provides a variety of tipples and artisan spirits for the festive season. Plus, The Campaign for Real Ale will be back hosting their unmissable tutored beer tastings with industry experts. During the sessions, visitors will have the chance to explore new tastes, learn about the art of brewing and gain an insight into the diversity of British beer. In addition, visitors can join a 30-min Cocktails at Home Masterclass and learn how to make incredible tasting, party-starting festive drinks in just a few simple steps. Cocktail gurus Tom & Frankie will get visitors making delicious drinks using easy to access ingredients that they can re-create at home.

This year, The World Cheese Awards, the largest cheese competition on the planet, are returning to the BBC Good Food Show Winter. Visitors can watch the judging take place on the first day of the Show, or join one of the tutored tours across the weekend to sample and discover more about the world's best cheeses.
With so much going on, this promises to be an amazing show!
See you there
Julie x

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Win tickets to the BBC Good Food Show Winter

The flagship BBC Good Food Show returns to the NEC to set guests up for the perfect festive, foodie season.

Guests can watch chefs, including;

Mary Berry

Tom Kerridge

The Hairy Bikers

James Martin

Paul Hollywood

create delicious seasonal dishes live on stage, and stock upon all the treats and tipples needed to see them through the winter.

Plus, the largest cheese competition on the planet,  The World Cheese Awards,  are returning to the  BBC Good Food Show Winter. Visitors can watch the judging take place on the first day of the Show, or join one of the tutored tours across the weekend to sample and discover more about the world's best cheeses.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to this years show, comment on this blog post below and a winner will be picked at random on Friday 20th November (see Terms and Conditions below).

You can always claim 15% off your show tickets by quoting code BL15!

Ticket Code Terms and Conditions:
15% off valid on Adult & Over 65s Standard Entry tickets only. Not valid with any other offer. Not valid on VIP or Gold theatre tickets. Offer valid 02/10/15 – 08/11/15. All admin and transactional fees included. 1 Standard Supertheatre seat included with advance tickets, subject to availability. Gold seats available for an extra £2. Not all celebrities appear on all days, see website for details.
Terms and conditions for tickets and giveaways for River Street Events:
BBC Good Food Show Scotland 2015 6-8 November 2015
All tickets are general admission excluding Saturday.
Tickets are non refundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms and conditions apply.
Tickets will be mailed out directly to the competition holder by River Street Events. It is the responsibility of the competition holder to forward tickets to the winners. Competition holder to confirm receipt of tickets and subsequent delivery to winners to River Street Events.
Tickets do not include a seat in the Supertheatre.

Good luck!
Julie x

Midlands Best Deli or Farm Shop winner announced!

The BBC Good Food Show Team have been scouring the Midlands in association with BBC Good Food to award the most outstanding shop with the title of Midlands Best Deli or Farm Shop2015.  Following an extensive nomination and judging process the deserving winner has been confirmed as:

Legges of Bromyard, Herefordshire

After searching through customer nominations, reviews, mystery shopping reports and visits to the ten shortlisted delis and farm shops from across the Midlands, The BBC Good Food Show are delighted to award Legges of Bromyard with the coveted title of The Midlands Best Deli or Farm Shop 2015.

The judging panel scored each shop on a range of criteria including quality and value of produce and customer service. The number of customer nominations and reviews and mystery shopping exercises from some of the Midlands most prolific food bloggers were also taken into account.

Legges  of  Bromyard  impressed  the  judging  panel  with  its  range  of  local  produce,  excellent customer service, atmosphere and overall shopping experience. Legges of Bromyard take pride in being unique - endlessly exploring the sumptuous tastes of glorious Herefordshire. They have worked non-stop since 2000 to champion the fantastic produce straight from the heart of the countryside. As farmers themselves, they know everything about the products they sell, plus most of their meat comes from within a six mile radius of the front door.

Katy Truss, Artisan food specialist for the BBC Good Food Shows and member of the judging panel, visited Legges of Bromyard and says:

"As you walk into Legges of Bromyard you don't know which way to turn; join the queue for one of the glistening hot sausages, peruse the range of local craft beers and ciders or marvel at the meats on offer in the butchery and cold meats counters. Discover new local producers from the Midlands, along with fresh fruit, vegetables and baked goods. Its beautiful displays, buzzing atmosphere, great range of produce and excellent customer service made it stand out as this year's winner".

The Winner receives a free of charge stand at the BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC from 26 - 29 November, promoting their award winning Midlands business to tens of thousands of food loving visitors.

Congratulations to Legges of Bromyard. I'm looking forward to paying them a visit at the show, how about you?

Julie x