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The BBC’s Good Food show at the NEC in Birmingham was the biggest food event of 2012

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The last-minute decision to pay a visit to the NEC in Birmingham to the Good Food Show Winter was a great idea of mine, even if I say so myself.

With a host of celebrity chefs at every corner, this food show was a must for foodies. On entering the arena, the show had a great buzz with lot’s of foodies enjoying a great day out.

Amazing shows in the Supertheatre

This year the Supertheatre was host to some amazing shows, including MasterChef Live, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin and John Whaite, the finalist from the Great British Bake Off.

There were hundreds of great exhibitors happily letting visitors taste their wares. The great thing about visiting the BBC Good Food Show during the week, is the amount of people attending is far less than during the weekend, therefore enabling you to move around the NEC comfortably and enjoy tasting more of the fine wines, beers and specialist whiskey, vodka and gins on offer.

Fancy bumping in to you!

There was plenty opportunity to meet some wonderful producers of some of the tastiest food the UK has to offer. It was also a lovely surprise to bump into a friend of mine Julia, from Shrewsbury who owns the amazing Sweet shop Toot Sweets, her stand looked amazing as did all her wonderful home-made chocolates.  It was also nice to see TV chef from This Morning, Marcus Bean owner of The New Inn in Baschurch (my local) on the M&S stage doing what he does best!

I didn’t manage to catch any of the shows in the Supertheatre as time was limited, and I was on the hunt for some great real ales for an upcoming real ale review for But I wasn’t disappointed as there was so much to see, and plenty of cookery demonstrations from top chefs in the UK on the M&S stage and various other stages dotted around the venue.

One of the best demonstrations was from Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo and Andy Peters, they were very entertaining and great to watch.

The BBC Food Show is always a great day out and tickets for the Summer show in June 2013 are now available.

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