Mountains of Macaroons: BBC Good Food Show

So last week I did something a bit more cultured than usual - I attended the BBC Good Food Show at Olympia.

The main exhibition hall, a mountain of macaroons (yum) and an epic amount of cheese at the Cheese Awards

We decided to go on a Sunday, as we got buy one get one free tickets! It was pretty busy but not crazy and we arrived just before lunchtime so pretty much peak time.

The main exhibition was full of stands varying from Kenwood to Ovaltine to Amarula

We got give away bags on our way in, which had a fair amount of teabags in (I don't think I'll ever have to buy tea again) as well as coffee, rice and lots of vouchers.

Wandering about the stands I picked up mouthfuls of food and drink - noodles, fudge, Yakult, port. There was some really quaint stands: one had chocolate in many weird and wonderful shapes such as spanners and scissors!

And there was a chance to see celebrity chefs! 

We happened upon an interview with Michel Roux Jr. Apparently he won't be making a reappearance in Master Chef.

Interview with Michel Roux Jr. 

You could also watch the chefs cook! Unfortunately you had to pay again to see them, although it was only an extra £3. We also missed Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood who were there on the Friday and Saturday.

So we went to see Michel Roux Jr. cook. It was good to see him good live, even if I didn't really find the breakfast dish he cooked that appealing (choux buns stuffed with scrambled eggs and topped with port braised chicken).

Michel Roux Jr. at work

The next BBC Good Food show is in Birmingham this weekend and it's Winter food themed. 

Check out the BBC Good Food website to check out more shows coming up.

Did you go to the BBC Good Food show? What did you think of it? Meet any of the celebrity chefs? Let me know in the comments below!

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