Show at NEC a tasty dish

MORE PLEASE! BBC GOOD FOOD SHOW GOES DOWN A TREAT WITH CHEFS AND FANS

Solihull News - - FRONT PAGE - JAYNE THOMSON jayne. [email protected]­plc.com

WHO­EVER came up with the idea of hav­ing a show ded­i­cated to food is a ge­nius.

The BBC Good Food Show is foodie heaven – crammed with hun­dreds of dif­fer­ent stalls, ed­i­ble good­ies and drinks.

You can try an ar­ray of amaz­ing foods and also drink some of the finest al­co­holic bev­er­ages avail­able.

Food- lovers can ba­si­cally spend an en­tire day drink­ing and eat­ing. What’s not to love?

The show, which was held at the NEC for four days, also hosted some of Bri­tain’s best and most­loved chefs. Chelm­s­ley Wood’s Glynn Pur­nell summed it up per­fectly when he said “it’s the big­gest food event in the coun­try and it takes place right here in Birm­ing­ham.”

Celebrity favourites Prue Leith, James Martin and Paul Hol­ly­wood re­turned to the show this year and as well as meet­ing fans they shared their top tips.

TV favourite Mary Berry was a sure- fire hit and fans were de­lighted when she re­vealed her se­crets on how to make the per­fect banof­fee pie over at the Big Kitchen along­side Mar­cus Bean.

Jamie De­so­gus, head chef at the highly- rated Har­borne Kitchen, also made his de­but on the BBC Good Food Stage.

The Good Food Show had it all, and I even man­aged to pick up some great, un­usual Christ­mas presents. I love that you can ba­si­cally hang a glass around your neck and sam­ple lots of dif­fer­ent drinks.

Ev­ery­thing I ate I en­joyed and I loved all the sam­ples – I have been vis­it­ing this show for years and this year didn’t dis­ap­point.

Glynn Pur­nell, owner of Miche­lin starred restau­rant Pur­nell’s, took on Tommy Banks in the ul­ti­mate cook off among the va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties.

“The BBC Good Food Show Win­ter is such a huge oc­ca­sion. It’s the big­gest food event in the coun­try and it takes place right here in Birm­ing­ham,” said Glynn.

“The show is al­ways good fun – as a chef you get to meet and see other chefs who you might not have seen in a while and min­gle with the crowds.”

The BBC Good Food Show Sum­mer is set to re­turn next June. For full in­for­ma­tion visit www. bbc­good­food­show. com/ birm­ing­ham- win­ter

Paul Hol­ly­wood, Glynn Pur­nell and Prue Leith were at the BBC Good Food Show this year. Top, Mary Berry shared her se­crets on how to make the per­fect banof­fee pie

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