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Review : BBC Good Food Show at London Olympia – 11th to 13th November 2016



One of London’s most popular food shows, the BBC Good Food Show, returns to Olympia on November 11th with a number of new additions.

This year visitors will be able to meet the team behind the BBC Good Food Magazine at the BBC Good Food Stage, the stage will be hosted by Senior Food Editor Barney Desmazery, and feature a combination of celebrity interviews, recipe demos, top tips and provide some inspiration for the festive season.


This year’s Supertheatre allows visitors to see culinary superstars Tom Kerridge, Michel Roux Jr and Paul Hollywood take to the stage, giving demonstrations of their skills. Former Bake Off winner and broadcaster Nadiya Hussain joins the line-up along with Gizzi Erskine who will be cooking dishes from her new ‘Season’s Eatings’ book for extra Christmas inspiration.


Other highlights include :

Saturday Kitchen Live sessions, hosted by Matt Tebbutt, with appearances from Ben Tish, Head Chef at Salt Yard Group, and Dan Doherty, Executive Chef of the 24-hour restaurant Duck and Waffle.


Visitors can sample taster dishes from a selection of new pop-up restaurants for 2016 including: Le Pont de la Tour inspired by former Roux Scholarship and National Chef of the Year winner, Head Chef Frederick Forester; the exclusive BBC Good Food Kitchen, with dishes inspired by bbcgoodfood.com; and Mews of Mayfair, offering dishes by Executive Chef Michael Lecouteur, including Orchard Farm Pork Belly with Butterbeans, Chorizo and Paprika.


YO! Sushi returns to the pop-up restaurant line up, with wonderful dishes and a series of masterclasses teaching visitors the techniques and skills to become sushi experts. 


More masterclasses will be on offer too from the Lindt Excellence wine and chocolate pairing experience – guided by Lindt Master Chocolatier Stefan Bruderer and wine expert Tom Forrest. Join in at the Tasting Theatre with workshops from top food and drink experts, including Le Cordon Bleu exclusive Savoury Choux Delights and Wine masterclasses, or for the adventurous food lovers, discover and sample a mix of savoury and sweet insect treats with accompanying beer, hosted by Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland. In addition, learn the tricks of the trade in Cocktail Masterclasses run by Mews of Mayfair, plus a Tasting Experience with Michael Lecouteur, Executive Chef at Mews.


Visitors can meet their favourite chefs at the pop-up WH Smith book shop, where the chefs will be doing book signings.


If you are looking for that special festive gift, you can visit over 100 artisan and food producer exhibitors in the Producer’s village with a wide range of cookware, gadgets, gourmet produce and artisan produce.  alongside an array of festive ideas, gifts and culinary produce.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended 

 If you would like further information or buy tickets, visit the BBC Good Food Show London website here

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