UK readers will know about the high-calibre BBC Good Food Shows, showcasing the best brands, food producers and chefs from all over Britain. Held across the UK, these shows are must-attend events for anyone interested in good food. Every UK foodie worth his or her salt (or sriracha) has to attend at least one such gastronomic exhibition in their lifetime.
Well, this year, the BBC Good Food Shows have added another – and in my opinion, potentially better – event, the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show. Sponsored by luxury car brand Lexus, this new show will be of the same high quality as the “mother show,” but with a decidedly healthy spin. Taking place 27 February to 1 March in London’s Olympia West in Kensington, this three-day show of talks, demonstrations, and over 100 exhibitors is an unmissable event in the UK food year calendar.
One of the highlights will be the Healthy Kitchen, with chefs, celebrities and experts cooking up easy, do-able dishes to reproduce at home, or just to inspire. Model-turned baker-turned healthy chef, Lorraine Pascal is my must-see chef personality. Others on the schedule include Davina McCall, the Helmsley sisters (Helmsley+Helmsley as they are known), Marcus Bean and Jenni Falconer.
Another draw will be the discussions and informative talks going on in the Eat Well Forum. Expect lively chat on the relationship between food, health and wellbeing, and the challenges of making it all work for you.
The Eat Well Interview Stage is the place to go to have your health and nutrition questions answered by diet experts Natasha Corrett (of “honestly, healthy food” fame), Dale “The Medicinal Chef” Pinnock, Rachel de Thample (I love her latest book – reviewing it soon!) and raw chef, Renee Maguire. And you can also have 1:2:1 sessions (in private!)with qualified dieticians throughout the 3-day show.
Standard admission prices are £15 for adults; children 5-16 pay half the adult rate and under-5s are free. Over -65s and full-time students with student ID save £2 on the full adult rate.
DISCOUNT CODE!! BUT… Food To Glow readers don’t have to pay that. No. How about a juicy 20% off any ticket? Just quote MV14 when booking online.. Here is the direct link to ticket sales for the BBC Good Food Eat Well Show. You will see something about 15% on the page, but just put in MV14 for your 20% off.
WIN TICKETS!! I also have a pair of tickets for either Friday or Sunday. To win, drop me a comment below, follow me on Twitter @foodtoglow, follow me on Instagram, on Google+, and/or like my page on Facebook (let me know in the comments below so I can record your entry). Comments on the blog and following me various social media all count as separate entries, so the more ways to be in touch the more chances to win! Do also indicate in your comment which day you wish to go, too. 🙂
Food To Glow giveaway of 2 tickets to BBC Good Food Eat Well Show (for either Friday or Sunday) closes on Friday 13 February 2015 at 11.59pm. A winner will be picked at random. Prizewinner will be contacted via email by me. The winner must reply to me with their postal details by Monday the 16th at midday or another person will be selected. These details will be passed onto the organiser for the sole purpose of sending out the tickets and not for any other purpose. Food To Glow will not be responsible for failure of tickets to reach the prizewinner. The prize is non-transferrable and has no exchangeable monetary value. Entrants must be resident in the UK and aged 18 and above.
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