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BBC Good Food Show in Belfast boasts Nadiya Hussain and Hairy Bikers

The BBC Good Food Show will return to Belfast later this year.

The Big Family Cooking Showdown presenter, Nadiya Hussain, The Hairy Bikers, Michelin-star chef Michel Roux and MasterChef’s John Torode are among the top chefs and experts taking part in this year's event.

They will appear at The Waterfront Hall in the city from November 10-12.

Organisers say the show will include a great range of Northern Ireland’s very best producers of food, drink and artisan products.

The line-up of top celebrity chefs and culinary experts will also keep the crowds entertained with demonstrations, tastings, interviews, and book signings.

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John Torode

This year's highlights include:

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.

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.

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The Hairy Bikers
 

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.

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.

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.

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Michel Roux
 

Speaking about this year’s event, Nadiya Hussain, said: "I am delighted to be taking part in the BBC Good Food Show in Belfast this year and looking forward to meeting the local foodies who are reinventing traditional British and Irish cuisine."

Rachel Poletti-Gadd, Show Director for the BBC Good Food Show, added: "Following the success of last year’s event, we are pleased and excited to bring the BBC Good Food Show back to Belfast this November.

"Northern Ireland is home to many unique cooking styles, cuisines, traditions and recipes, and the culture of the region is personified in its signature foods and dishes.

"This year’s show is set to be bigger, better and more comfortable than last year’s and, once again, we have an impressive list of talent and exhibitors on board who are just as excited to share this experience as we are."

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