My siblings and I ventured out to the Good Food Show last weekend in Birmingham. The show’s location in the NEC means that it is easily accessible from Birmingham International station. BBC Gardener’s World was also part of the show and was included in our tickets. It was easy to spend a full day here with talks, stalls, samples and shopping to explore!
We crowded round a busy talk with Monty Don, the television presenter of Gardener’s World. We then had to rush off to the 30 minute show with Nadiya Hussain. Nadiya won the Great British Bake Off in 2015 and showed us a different samosa recipe and a strawberry curd tart. For this we were able to book seats and it took place in the Supertheatre. This was a great talk with a bit of comedy from the camera man and gave us a chance to rest our feet!
We also attended a baking masterclass with Lakeland, the sponsors of the Good Food Show. We were shown how to make margarita cupcakes with piping bags and pipette diffusers (which I treated myself to from the Lakeland store after). Unfortunately we didn’t get to sample the cupcakes but not to worry as there was a lot else on offer. We were offered samples of cheese, salami, curries, alcohol, nuts and much more. I enjoyed a lovely hot dog from Heck Food and fudge from Laura’s Fudge Stall which also made a great father’s day present!
We spent the afternoon wandering around Gardener’s World which had some lovely exhibitions and model gardens. The weather was perfect for the day as well with ice creams and Pimms (although very expensive Pimms at £12 a pint) on offer.
I would definitely recommend the Good Food Show for a day out. Be sure to fill up on free samples and try and book some talks in advance. They were offering chocolate and wine pairing/pop up restaurant/baking classes for extra cost as well. Just be prepared to do a lot of walking and a lot of eating!