In October we went along to The Good Food Show at the SECC to find some new loves. Camera issues delayed this post but better late than never! In 2015 it will be running from the 6th to 8th of November so ask it off work now just to be sure.
The queen of baking, Mary Berry, was there doing cooking demos so the first thing I did was stand transfixed watching her make something lovely. Paul Hollywood didn’t even get a look-in with me… There’s definitely something about Mary.
I managed to catch blogger Emma from Food & Drink Glasgow on the interview stage before more gin samples. I felt a little bit proud to see my local, Drygate, (all the way from Dennistoun) at the show and couldn’t turn down an Outaspace Apple ale sample.
They had some non stick pans that actually looked amazing, and if we weren’t about to just move house, we would have bought a set. My in-laws bought some at the show last year and they actually do what they say. We settled on some saucisson instead…
The sheer volume of produce that I wanted was just too much. I can’t wait to go next year (not in the middle of a house move) and buy bags of lovely things and boozy Christmas presents.
At the back of the theatre there was the BBC Good Food kitchen, where you could pick up freshly cooked lunch to really make a day of it.
Mr Hollywood was signing copies of his book. There was a long queue of ladies as you can imagine.
C’mon the Highlands!
Venison is a lean meat that is fairly healthy – need I say any more?
Some of the stall holders had used interesting decoration to draw people in – this veggie sausage stall was one of my favourites.
The boss of the meat world was there with a selection of black pudding, bacon, sausages and white pudding.
All in all, we spent the best part of a day here. You could easily go for breakfast and stay for lunch or do all-day grazing. I admit that I thought most of the producers wouldn’t be local but I was wrong & found several local producers that I’d never heard of.
If you get your tickets early then they include a ticket for the super theatre to see the celebrity chefs. See you there in November.