|Cakes at the NEC|
It has been a busy few days. At the end of November I took hubby to the Good Food Winter Show at the NEC Birmingham and we both thoroughly enjoyed our day out. It wasn’t too busy and the exhibition was well planned with loads of interesting stands to visit. Samples of food and drink were in abundance and it was perfectly possible to nibble and sip your way around the centre without having to resort to the usual exhibition catering. Nevertheless, us ‘old fogies’ need to get off our feet every now and then and so it was a welcome relief to sit and watch the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards ceremony in the theatre. The awards were hosted by Valentine Warner and Sheila Dillon and it was a humbling experience to see and hear the back-stories behind each winner. We also saw many ‘food celebs’, including Angela Hartnett, Paul Hollywood and Raymond Blanc, present the accolades. It was a thought-provoking hour and with new ideas and new enthusiasm I am so grateful that these entrepreneurs bring such exciting food and drink items to our tables.
|Watching Brendan Lynch of GBBO fame.|