Wednesday, 2 December 2009
November BBC Good Food Show with Miele
Last Thursday I went to the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham, courtesy of Miele who are one of the big sponsors of the show.
Once again, the show didn't disappoint. You would think that it would become boring and the stands would be the same each year, but no! There are new foods to be discovered, new appliances and fantastic gadgets - and this year MasterChef Live was bought to the show. Visitors could take part in the famous invention test and find out if cooking "really doesn't get tougher than this!"
I joined the Miele Cookery Experience along with other food bloggers, and cooked with Mark Lloyd. We also got to see Gordon Ramsay in the Supertheatre, as well as catching various chefs in the Magimix Theatre and the Market Kitchen.
I'd like to say a big thank you to Lauren and Cherry from Miele's PR company, Forever Better, for inviting me and for a great day!
The other food blogger attendees were:
from Joanna's Food
Rejina from Gastrogeek
Alex from The Princess and the Recipe
Where to start?
There was time to browse some of the stands before lunching with other Miele guests. The Hairy Bikers came by to chat and do a book signing.
Hairy Bikers David Myers and Simon King talking to the Miele guests, they are really lovely
I remembered to take a snap of my starter, delicious smoked salmon
After lunch we headed off to the Miele Cookery Experience, where we cooked along with chef Mark Lloyd. We made venison sausage toad in the hole with red onion, chilli and redcurrant jam, together with some buttered purple sprouting broccoli which was steamed in the Miele steam oven. The batter for the toad was fantastic and I'll definitely be using that recipe again.
Cooking at the Miele Cookery Experience (photo courtesy of Forever Better)
Chef Mark Lloyd coming over to see if we were keeping up!
My toad in the hole, chilli onion jam and brocolli - very tasty
After the cooking, we went to see Gordon Ramsay in the Supertheatre, he cooked 3 courses and was very entertaining.
Gordon Ramsay and Mark Sargeant
The prep room for the Supertheatre
I spent the last few hours visiting the stands and buying a few goodies to take home with me.
Furness Fish & Game
Paella pans from Spain
Smoked foods from Port of Lancaster Smokehouse
Oils and vinegars
Cute cake stands with little hanging strawberries
Giant cinnamon sticks from Fox's Spices
Handmade chilli sauces
Gorgeous kitchen appliances from Miele
The MasterChef kitchen, all ready and waiting with the bags of mystery ingredients
Some of the celebrity chefs at the show
Rachel Allen cooking Yorkshire puddings
Rachel Allen and Jason Atherton in a cook off
Chef Jun Tanaka
Lovely Hannah Miles and Thomasina Miers
My book signed "keep the pans hot!"
Thanks once again to Miele and Forever Better!