Last week, I took a trip down to Hampton Court Palace to visit the BBC Good Food Show. It didn’t turn out to be the sunny bank holiday we had hoped for but the rainy weather didn’t dampen our spirits and we still managed to visit every tent to sample the range of food on offer – all for research purposes of course…
The show certainly lived up to its name and we indulged in a variety of really good food! We started the day with Portuguese Custard and Cinnamon Pastries from a little start up company called Global Eat who are soon to be opening in London – keep your eyes peeled! For lunch we had a Caribbean chickpea curry with spicy slaw and to finish off I had THE most amazing brownie – peanut butter and raspberry. Of course in between this we sampled a range of cheeses, breads, sausages and cakes so we were a little full to say the least.
As a massive fan of The Great British Bake Off, the highlight of my day had to be watching a baking demonstration by Paul Hollywood followed by a Q&A with him and past GBBO winner Jo Wheatley – very exciting!
It was the perfect venue for the show and the sun even came out in time for us to wander around the palace grounds, which brought back memories of school trips as a child. The gardens are beautiful and it was a lovely way to finish of the day.
For keen foodies or anyone who just loves food, I would definitely recommend visiting one of the Good Food shows. Check out the full list of dates at http://www.bbcgoodfoodshow.com/