Good Food Show Winter

Last Saturday I made a flying visit to the BBC Good Food Show Winter in Birmingham; I was lucky enough to be given a press pass again this year and although I didn’t have much time, there were people I wanted to meet and products I wanted to see..

The place was packed! Soooooooo many people! Far too many people for my liking!! But great to see that the show was a success. I was very aware that a year ago I visited the Good Food Show in London with Selma, and I definitely missed her company and thought of her as I mooched around. 

I’ve learned from past experience that I don’t need to eat my weight in cheese samples at these things any more, so I happily came away not feeling quite so glutenous as on previous occasions. It does amaze me though just how much people taste and eat and drink! The companies at these shows make a serious investment when they take part!! 

So, the main reason I made the trip, was to meet these guys from Spice Kitchen UK.. 

Its a great family business and I love their products, their spices are so good, and I’ve been lucky enough to try so many of them πŸ™‚ I’ve communicated with Sanjay (second from right) so often online so this was my chance to meet him. And what a lovely guy, so welcoming and so enthusiastic; and so proud of his Mum, for she and her cooking are the inspiration behind the business.  

 
The added bonus was also to meet Tom from the Nomadic Kitchen who has written a fabulous cookbook called Spices and Spandex..I highly recommend that you check it out. 

I, of course, didn’t come home empty handed, my haul included some lovely apple chutney and teas plus some mulled wine spice which is currently perfuming my kitchen from Spice Kitchen UK.. 

 
Plus these gorgeous bowls from Sytch Farm Studio, I am so in love with them I can’t bring myself to use them yet, I just keep looking at them.. 

  
  Each piece is finished with a signature ammonite. 

  
Above is Jon and Gill, the couple behind the business; Gill is the mega talented potter.

I also found some beetroot ketchup from the Foraging Fox, which I’ve been wanting to try.. 

 
Plus some new relishes from That Hungry Chef.. 

 
And these great blends of nut butters from Nut Blend…very tasty!  

 
So, a couple of hours well spent I’d say, don’t you agree? 

I’m glad I went, it’s always an education and interesting to see what’s on offer and what’s being created..and of course, what I’d do differently!! 

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38 thoughts on “Good Food Show Winter

  1. sallybr

    Wonderful post, but I simply cannot get over those bowls… my gosh, they are masterpieces!

    I agree with you, I don’t have the inclination to go to food festivals and get into the sampling mode that seems to be mandatory. When I was younger I could face those special gourmet meals, say seven course dinners in French restaurants, but no longer. Even if the portions are kept super small, I go into overload mode πŸ˜‰

    such delicate flowers we are! (wink, wink)

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    1. Elaine @ foodbod Post author

      Ha ha! Delicate or grown up??
      I just don’t see the fun in it any more to be honest, I’ve had my days of stuffing my face, and it’s always been followed by discomfort and recrimination 😦 I just don’t need to any more!
      The bowls are stunning aren’t they? I love them!!

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  2. Anita Kushwaha

    Wow, it looks like you had a great time! What a neat food show. I wish I had been there! I love all the pics your shared of yourself and your friends and their products, so cool! Definitely looks like it was worth the trip. I’m sure Selma was with you in spirit too. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing!

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  3. theclevercarrot

    Elaine I would have bought everything in sight! How wonderful you got to meet the people behind the spice!! Get a very good vibe from the photos. And you didn’t make it home with one of those cutting boards? I wouldn’t have been able to resist! xo

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  4. Master of Something Yet

    That looks like a decent haul. Absolutely adore those bowls – so stunning!

    Beetroot ketchup…. Hmmm. Having used the last two harvests to make 1. Relish and 2. Pickled Beetroot, perhaps ketchup is the answer for harvest number 3 currently growing in the veggie patch. (My husband plants our veggies and obviously has a thing for beetroot.)

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