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7 must-see highlights at this year's BBC Good Food Show in Belfast

The BBC Good Food Show returns to the Belfast Waterfront from November 10-12.

This year's Good Food Show will include a great range of Northern Ireland’s very best producers of food, drink and artisan products.

Meanwhile, the line-up of top celebrity chefs, including Nadiya Hussain, The Hairy Bikers, Michelin-star chef Michel Roux and MasterChef’s John Torode, will keep the crowds entertained with demonstrations, tastings, interviews, and book signings.

Ahead of the huge culinary exhibition, here are a few of this year's highlights:

1. The Big Kitchen

A unique theatre experience which will bring guests closer to the celebrity and expert chefs who will be cooking up a storm and uncovering top tips for warming autumnal foods.

Michelin-star chef Michel Roux will take to the stage, alongside Nadiya Hussain, The Hairy Bikers and MasterChef’s John Torode, as the top chefs and experts bring recipes to life, live on stage.

A Big Kitchen seat is included within the ticket price.

2. Eat Like a Local

BBC Good Food’s unique ‘Eat like a Local’ demonstrations will also take place in the Big Kitchen theatre.

These sessions will showcase home grown talent using the best of Northern Ireland’s produce.  Local chefs will include Stephen Toman, part owner and chef at Michelin star restaurant, OX, Stephen Jeffers restaurateur and owner of Forestside Cookery School and Chris Magowan, Michelin star trained chef from Wine and Brine, Moira.

Eat Like a Local is a free additional session available to add to booking.

3. The BBC Good Food Stage

After watching the chefs create recipes live on stage, the BBC Good Food Stage is the place for visitors to go get culinary queries answered as Good Food’s Editor-at-large Barney Desmazery, invites questions from the audience and chefs reveal the secrets of their success.

The BBC Good Food Stage is a free interview stage on the show floor.

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The Hairy Bikers

4. The Whisky Blending Lab

New for 2017, The Whisky Lounge will be hosting whisky blending workshops throughout the Show.

Visitors will be able to taste and learn about classic whiskies before creating their own blend to bottle and take home. Sessions are priced at £10. 

5. The Tasting Theatre

Guests can taste and learn from the experts at the Taste the Greatness Experience presented by Discover Northern Ireland and hosted by Northern Ireland’s Paula McIntyre.

Experts including local restauranteurs, producers and Great Taste winners will talk through the produce and the region they derive from, whilst guests sample a selection of Northern Ireland’s food and drink.

Sessions are priced at £4.

6. Pop Up Book Shop

Shop for all the latest cook books, at the Eason's pop-up Book Shop. Plus get your copy signed by the chefs and experts !Book signing sessions take place daily and are open to all on a first come, first served basis.

7. Food NI Pavilion

This year’s Food Pavilion, presented by Food NI, offers visitors a great opportunity to discover and learn more about the country’s regional producers as well as participating in samplings and purchasing their favourite wares to take home and enjoy at a later date.

The pavilion is a must for foodies who want to learn more about the fantastic produce available on our doorstep.

Exhibitors at this year’s show include Tempted Cider, The Heatherlea, Bushmills, Farmageddon, White’s Oats and many more. 

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