The BBC Food Show On A Saturday
My dad suggested that we go to the #BBC Food Show . Where there were endless stalls offering tasty treats. We sampled food and drink including cheeses, salami and savoury popcorn. As well as some orange flavoured lemonade and a new brand of tea. Finding my way around NEC Birmingham was tricky and at times impossible, People erupting into spaces everywhere. I lost count of the amount of times I got separated from my dad. I had a duck pancake for lunch from a stall that was cooking those on one side and chicken tikka kebabs on the other side.
Asked by one of the other chefs the man behind the counter told him they were based in Manchester.
Zigging and zagging through the maze of makeshift tents my dad`s partner was forever dragging me towards the chocolate samples. There was also a stall where we could have a go at piping icing. It was hard work my dad was better at it than I was. We agreed that there should have been more stalls that encouraged you to make things. That there was also an opportunity missed to get young children and there families more involved in cooking and baking.
There were a lot of famous faces there. The first famous face I saw was Mary Berry she gave a talk and some advice on how to make the perfect Lemon drizzle cake. John Waite was also there a chef who had cooked on Lorraine. He was good encouraging everyone to get up and dance.
By then I was primed for the main event watching Michel Roux Junior cook on the main stage.
He was introduced by #marcusbean a chef in his own right. I was familiar with Marcus Bean as I had seen him at Ludlow food festival where he was promoting his cook book incorporating chicken into different dishes. Michel Roux Junior also cooked a couple of dishes well also promoting his own cook book.
His camera man made us laugh to he sometimes added salt to the dish and messed with some of the food and equipment on the stage. I have never been to a BBC Food show before and I had no idea what to expect. But I enjoyed it immensely and would defiantly go again. #GFSWINTER #marcusbean