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BBC Good Food Show


James Martin at last year's BBC Good Food Show. Photo courtesy of BBCGFW.


BBC Good Food Show Winter returns to Birmingham NEC this week. From Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 November 2023.


Join culinary geniuses Michel Roux, James Martin, The Hairy Bikers, Nadiya Hussain, Paul Ainsworth, Lisa Faulkner, Gennaro Contaldo, Rosemary Shrager and more!


The highly anticipated BBC Good Food Show Winter, sponsored by Lexus, is back! Don’t miss this epic winter event full of foodie extravaganza that will delight the taste buds and ignite culinary creativity in a winter wonderland!


Kicking off on 23 November, the four-day event is taking place at the NEC Birmingham and is the perfect opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit and discover a world of culinary wonders. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or love cooking at home, there is something for everyone.


Michel Roux at last year's show. Photo courtesy of BBCGFW.


Don’t miss the chance to experience celebrity chefs and food experts sharing their secrets, cooking tips, and favourite festive recipes on the live cooking stages. Visitors will have a chance to witness mouth-watering demonstrations and engage in insightful Q&A sessions with them too. The show-stopping line-up includes best-selling author Nadiya Hussain, food writer Jane Dunn of Jane’s Patisserie, actress and winner of Celebrity MasterChef Lisa Faulkner, and award-winning chefs Michel Roux, James Martin, Gennaro Contaldo, The Hairy Bikers, Paul Ainsworth – to name a few!


The Big Kitchen, sponsored by HexClad, is back this year, with nothing but the best chefs serving up delicious demos with seasonally themed recipes just in time for festive hosting. HexClad’s Chris Baber will be taking to the stage at the start of each session to show the audience how to create quick, 10-minute dishes throughout the festive season. Joining him on Saturday is the one and only Peter Andre who, with the help of the iconic Rosemary Shrager, will be showcasing his mysterious cooking skills.


Nadiya Hussain at book signing last year. Photo courtesy of BBCGFW.


The Wild Kitchen, sponsored by Eat Game, will be serving up a selection of Christmas-themed showstoppers where game is the hero, inspiring visitors to create their very own Christmas Lunch masterpieces, as well as providing lots of recipe inspiration for healthy dishes into the New Year. This year, there is also a brand new Christmas Kitchen, dedicated to all things Christmas! Hosted by Ruby Bhogal, get your Christmas fix with sweet and savoury recipes created live by the likes of Becky Excell, Calum Harris, Suzy Pelta, Nathan Anthony, and Suzie Lee.


This year, Laithwaites Wine is on board as a partner and host of the BBC Good Food Wine Club Tasting Theatre and will be presented by wine connoisseur Grant Hedley. A selection of English Sparkling Wines, Prosecco, Champagne, and classic wines perfect for the festive season will be available to taste across five daily sessions over the weekend. If wine isn’t your go to tipple, the Fabulous Food Finds Tasting Theatre will also be back this year. Guests can taste-test quality foods from hand selected producers at the show, that will electrify the palate: including Cheese Tastings, Coffee Sampling, and a sensational festive edition of Mystery Tasting.


Fabulous food on offer. Photo courtesy of BBCGFW.


The Winter Workshops are the perfect place to get stuck in and learn how to make your very own winter treats, put your icing skills to the test and try decorating sweet Festive Fancies, or perfect your knife skills for the dinner of the year and learn how to create festive cocktails to enjoy at home.


The Let’s Talk Good Food Stage is the place to discover the secrets of your favourite chef’s success plus an array of culinary tips and tricks. A delicious smorgasbord of talent will be gracing the stage including Maunika Gowardhan, Gennaro Contaldo, Greg Rutherford, Sam Way, Sally Abé, Paul A Young, Michel Roux, and Karan Gokani to name a few.


New for this year, Taylor & Colledge invites everyone to embark on a sensory journey like no other at The Flavour Experience, in sessions dedicated to the world of vanilla. Discover the secrets of vanilla during daily sessions led by renowned culinary experts including Suzy Pelta and Lisa Faulkner (Saturday only) and learn how to enhance the flavour of your bakes as you delve deeper into the essence of this extraordinary ingredient.


Great atmosphere at the show. Photo courtesy of BBCGFW.


After taking in all the show has to offer, it is time to indulge your appetite. Why not dine in style at the BBC Good Food Restaurant and tuck into the tastiest dishes inspired by BBC Good Food Christmas recipes that you’ll be desperate to recreate at home. Sit back and enjoy this full-service restaurant in the heart of the Show, where you can take the time to plan the rest of your day with fantastic food, refreshing drinks, and a great atmosphere. Booking is open now.


Show sponsor Lexus is delighted to bring back the fantastic Takumi Lunch Club. At Lexus, Takumi is central to their approach, and their Takumi craftsmen instruct everything they do. Lexus see this same pioneering human spirit in the world of gastronomy and the Takumi Lunch Club menu is inspired by Lexus Takumi Ambassadors Emily Roux and Michelin Star chefs Angela Hartnett and Michel Roux. It is the perfect place to sit, back, relax and take a break from all the shopping, whilst indulging in a beautiful meal.


Try your hand at new skills. Photo courtesy of BBCGFW


BBC Good Food Show Winter isn’t just about learning it is very much about trying and buying from the 100s of hand selected food producers and brands. The impressive array of artisanal food and drink from local and international producers to sample and buy includes new wines to discover from Yellow Tail, tasty alcohol-free aperitifs from High Point, Cookie Do’s ready to bake cookies, Cornish Cheese Co with the most divine blue cheese, Flower & White’s delightful marshmallow treats and Dipp’d tikka inspired dipping sauces, there is plenty for visitors to discover. It’s the perfect place to get ahead of their Christmas shopping and pick up presents at the Good Food market whilst stocking up on Christmas goodies for yourself. From the perfect pan at HexClad to a handmade chopping board from Gia Homeware Christmas really can be completed at BBC Good Food Show Winter.


For further information and tickets visit www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/winter/.

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