Food and Gardening at the NEC

We visited the NEC in Birmingham for the BBC Good Food Festival, and at the same time the BBC Gardeners World Show was on too, and with tickets allowing entry to both places there was more than enough to keep up entertained for hours. We used the opportunities to sit down and watch some of the chefs on stage as a time to sit down!

So many cakes to choose from. IMG_9677 IMG_9678

I end up picking up all sorts of random things for the kitchen when I go to these shows and it’s nice to get to know some of the people behind the labels. IMG_9680

I also got to see one of my favourite chefs, Cyrus Todiwala, one of the ‘Incredible Spice Men‘ which was a real treat. 


I discovered Fox Spices too – with more types of chilli than I would know what to do with. IMG_9700




Macaroons – something I’ve still not yet managed to master making. 


There was a great exhibition in the Gardeners World section about beekeeping, and producing honey, and generally about the importance of bees. IMG_9716


It’s difficult in a photograph to convey the beautiful smell of these roses.IMG_9726

Incredible colours across all the floral displays. IMG_9730

Now these look like great tomatoes to grow. Tiny little tomatoes. IMG_9742

This entry was posted by Jennifer Ferreira.

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