If you are a fan of cooking programmes such as MasterChef or The Restaurant Inspector, you’ll be pleased to know that this summer the BBC1’s Good Food Show is touring in and about the country. From June at the NEC in Birmingham where you can catchup with John Torode and Gregg Wallace, right through to winter in November.
Starting with the BBC’s Good Food Show at the NEC, from June 15th to June 19th, specialised timed events include MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace cooking live on stage in the Summer Kitchen. Plus, they will referee the MasterChef Champions’ League featuring past winners including Dhruv Baker and the 2011 champion Tim Anderson, all taking place in the Summer Kitchen sponsored by Sainsbury’s. Inside the Summer Kitchen you can always catch a celebrity chef or two cooking for half an hour, ready to inspire you with delicious summer recipes. Reserve a seat or pop along for one of the free sessions. Look out for fresh, seasonal, summer dishes, cooked with local ingredients. The recipes demonstrated on stage will be available in the full colour Recipe Collection which is included in your ticket price, so you can recreate the dishes at home.
Watch out for the many competitions run over the course of the weekend. You may fancy entering a Fathers Day Gift, a rare old bottle of whiskey, a book by Henrietta Green about Traditional Green Country Foods, or try your hand at Jam On The Hill, a competition where you can make a selection of either jams, chutneys, pickles, sauces, curds or cordials and even take home what you have made. A wonderfully therapeutic day. Other attractions include the The Producers’ Village which is always packed with small speciality producers, specialising in local and seasonal produce. Amongst the may stalls will be the ever popular Ludlow Producers Market, the aforementioned Henrietta Green’s FoodLoversBritain.com Fair and the Slow Food UK movement.
Last year at the winter Good Food Show, events starred such celebrity chefs as Gordon Ramsay – ‘Gordon does Christmas’, Saturday Kitchen Live with James Martin and celebrity guest Gennaro Contaldo, MasterChef Cook-off with Dhruv Baker & Mat Follas hosted by John Torode and Gregg Wallace, Gary Rhodes – New Years Eve Entertaining, The Hairy Bikers Boxing Day Brunch, Sainsbury’s ‘Taste the Difference’ session with Rachel Allen, Rick Stein’s Malaysia Kitchen, James Martin Festive Desserts and many more. Don’t forget you can buy a combined ticket which will allow you to enter both the summer and winter shows for around £32 and day admission costs from around £20.50. For more information visit bbcgoodfoodshow.com.