Sunday, 15 June 2014

BBC Good Food Show (Summer) - NEC, Birmingham

I love to cook, I rarely bake (because I am no good at it), but I do cook and I think I do it pretty well. I like to try new recipes and since being in the house have not tried the same one twice! Cooking is something I really enjoy and I like learning different techniques and taking on board knowledge from others. Last year myself and mum attended the BBC Good Food Show and really enjoyed ourselves bringing back tonnes of food and goodies. This year we weren't too bothered about going but then Mum won tickets on Facebook from Sponge. So we decided to take Friday off to drive down to Birmingham.

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Paul Hollywood

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - John Whaite

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - John Whaite

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - The Brownie Bar

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Bluebird Tea Co.

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Paul Hollywood

At the Good Food Show there is so much to do. They have many different 'stages' with chefs doing live demonstrations and interacting with the audience. Many celebrity chefs are present at the event with the likes of Mary Berry, Brian Turner, Paul Hollywood, Frances Quinn, Sabrina Ghaynor and John Whaite to name but a few!

We saw Paul Hollywood at the Supertheatre (in which you need tickets for) and John Whaite on the Lakeland Summer Kitchen stage which was open to everyone. Both did a live cookery demonstration, Paul making a stilton and walnut bread, and John producing a beetroot cake. It was great to see them live rather than through a TV screen as it was more real to life rather than edited like on the TV programmes.

At the show there is an opportunity to meet your favourite chefs and get them to sign their book for you. We took this up and got Paul Hollywood to sign a book for mum and John Whaite to sign a book for me! Both signings were pretty quiet so we didn't have to queue long before we got to meet them.

We then spent a lot of time perusing the stalls to see what was on offer. There were many of the same stalls as last year with the additional of a whole host of others. We picked up a few things such as Toffoc vodka, Brownie Bar brownies, Bluebird Tea Co strawberry lemonade tea and Mrs Crimbles baked treats.

We even had chance to pop along and see some of the gorgeous flowers over at the BBC Gardeners World which is joined to the Good Food Show.

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Gardeners World

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Gardeners World

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Gardeners World

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Gardeners World

BBC Good Food Show Summer - NEC Birmingham - Gardeners World

I'd definitely recommend the Good Food Show to anyone who loves a good day out.There are many of these events dotted throughout the year in various locations, check the website to see if they are near you soon! Even if you are not super in to your cooking it is nice to go along, wander round, sample new foods and see what is out there.
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  1. OMG can you imagine me in there? I'd be running about like a crazy woman with huge goggle eyes :D I'm so jealous you got to meet Paul! As soon as we buy our house I want to start making more effort to cook, at the moment I use the excuse of living in a rubbish rented flat but once we're in our own place I'll have no excuse!

    x

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    1. Yes cooking is amazing I love it :D It was a great day like!
      xox

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  2. Ahh I'm so jealous, I would have loved to go to this. I planned to get tickets but then I totally forgot about it.

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    1. Ahh there is another in Winter! :D
      xox

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  3. Oh my goodness, those cakes! :) Looks like a great day out! x

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