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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
The Hairy Bikers
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 AO.com. 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 bbcgoodfood.com.
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