Talking 'dirty' hot dogs with the Silver fox!!

As part of the BBC Good Food Show blogging community I was invited to attend the recent show at the NEC. It was a fun filled day of meeting some lovely artisan producers and sampling their wares. Some well known, some that soon will be... 

We watched Mary and Paul 'do lunch' in the SuperTheatre then had a chance to meet the (in)famous pair and ask Paul a few questions. I couldn't resist, I had to know what Paul's 'dirty food' was... he chuckled and admitted he was partial to the odd hot dog. Yum, who isn't!? We chatted about the Great British Bake Off and his input into the show, until this latest series both Mary and Paul still had a vote for the final contestants. 

I have visited the BBC Good Food Show for several years now, attending both the winter and summer events at the NEC. It's an indulgent day for any foodie and a chance to get up close with some amazing producers and maybe try something new.

A London-based family-run business built around bringing a carefully selected range of artisan produce from the Abruzzo region of Central Italy. Working closely with local producers who take pride in crafting fine, authentic produce in traditional ways. These products have only ever been sold in the region and now they are here in the UK to be shared with everyone.
Di Simone pastes are made with fresh, locally grown vegetables blended with the same premium extra virgin olive oil. They are available in a range of nine amazingly scrumptious flavours.

Swifts Bakery creates its doughs from scratch, which means they take basic ingredients and produce the most amazing doughs from there

Purely Pickled Eggs - A world of pickled eggs amazingness!
With flavours including chilli, horseradish, beetroot, garlic and my favourite, fruity balsamic

Great British Sauce Company are passionate about creating delicious, 
properly made sauces and condiments.
Their delicious range includes proper tomato, brown, tomato and mustard, tomato and habanero chilli, sweet curry and hot and sweet chilli.

Food Discovery
The only food delivery box where you get to choose from a range of hard to source gourmet food finds

The Preservation Society produces a delicious selection of award winning chutneys, sirops and preserves, all packed with flavour and made in small batches at home in Chepstow

As well as goodies purchased from the producers mentioned above, I went home arms laden with bulging bags. Some other mentions; 
Knife 05
My "sexy" oriental slicer from I.O. Shen Knives!!
BiscuitButter Smooth 350 gr
Belgian speculoos paste from Biscuit Butter... take spoon. Scoop. Eat!!
Paul Hollywood telling me about his love of a 'dirty' hotdog!!
An unexpected surprise... meeting the Queen of baking herself, Mary Berry
The lovely Mat Follas takes a break from prep in the MasterChef kitchen

My parting shot, and what has become a bit of a tradition...
Strawberry and marshmallow chocolate fountain

Happy baking xx

As a member of the BBC Good Food Show blogging community I was given free admission to the show and invited to meet and sample products from bursary award winners.
A selection of goods were bought personally and reviewed above.

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