Foodies will soon be heading to the NEC for the return of the BBC Good Food Show this weekend. The Summer show runs from the 13th to the 16th June and will play host to a bevy of celebrity chefs, food experts and food producers.
The Good Food Show will include talks and demonstrations with some of the country’s best loved chefs, cooks and bakers, including Marry Berry, Tom Kerridge and Birmingham’s own Glyn Purnell. This year, the line-up has another Brum representative in the form of Alex Claridge. Claridge is known for his restaurants The Wilderness and Nocturnal Animals as well as his scathing Trip Advisor take-downs.
The highlight of the show is always the Big Kitchen. Stop by for talks by Prue Leith, a Michelin star challenge with Glyn Purnell, and a demo from Mary Berry and Alan Titchmarsh. Over on the Good Food Stage, watch interviews with your favourite stars, including Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain.
Throughout the weekend, you can also enjoy book signings, a pop-up restaurant, a skills school and much more.
Feeling inspired by all the demos? The show is a foodie’s shopping dream. You’ll find a huge selection of artisan producers to tempt your taste buds. In the Producers Village, you can try everything from bread and cheese to luxury sweets. Over in the Craft Alcohol area, you’ll find top producers of wines, spirits and beers, including Locksley Distilling, Piston Gin and Old Stag Cider.
This year, you can get a taste of the famous Ludlow Food Festival too, in the Ludlow Producer’s Pavilion. The festival has sent some of their best local smaller producers to showcase what Ludlow has to offer. Sample gourmet sausage rolls, cheeses and tarts.
When you’re full of samples and the shopping bags are piled with treats, your ticket also gets you free access to BBC Gardener’s World Live. Stroll among the plants, and enjoy a picnic of your purchases in the beautiful display gardens.