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Miele Cookery Experience - Good Food Show

What a fantastic day I had this past Saturday at the BBC Good Food Show.

The Forever Better Team at Miele were all such a lovely bunch of people.

We were all invited also to join in with the Miele Cookery Experience.

Miele has such a fantastic range of kitchen and electrical products that no other manufacturer can beat on both style and quality. With us, all being so interested in food the Miele Steam Ovens were our favourite product.

Here's how our day went. Firstly I was met by Steph from Miele and then I met up with Sylvie and Nic. We only know of each other because of our food blogs so it was really good to meet them in person at last!

We all felt like we'd known each other for years. They are both such lovely people.

After everyone had arrived, we went backstage for coffee, and Gino D'Acampo, Dave Myers, Simon King (The Hairy Bikers) and Simon Rimmer just happened to be there too!

We took a few pictures but sadly everyone chickened out of asking for their autographs.

Below is Simon King (wearing the bandanna) Gino D'Acampo (standing with his back to us) Simon Rimmer and Dave Myres all having a good chat.

Looks like a serious conversation between Simon and Gino!

Then we were all taken to watch Simon Rimmer cook. All the lovely shiny kitchen appliances were by Miele.

Then we had time to walk around the show; me and Sylvie had a fine time sampling many different wines. We kept saying 'I shouldn't think it amounts to a glass yet, so we'll be fine'.......

Then we went onto taste 'Toffee Vodka' and again 'I shouldn't think it amounts to a full glass yet', and so on to the next drinks stand we went!

Here are a handful of pictures of the different food stands:

I didn't take too many pictures as we were too busy drinking and having a good time.

Pickles and chutneys.

Many different cured sausages and Chorizo sausage.

Lots of lovely cheese.

Do I spy more wine in the background? Missed that on the day!

Then after all that drinking - we went on to 'The Miele Cookery Experience' to cook in front of an audience with Sophie Michell.

First, we were shown an absolutely fantastic range of Miele kitchen appliances. Including a cooking zone with an induction wok, and a retracting salamander grill. Miele steam ovens are just amazing - we all wanted one.

Then onto the stage and cook. Here is Sophie who was heading the demonstration and we all had our own workspace and followed what Sophie did.

We cooked Thai lemon sole, that was stuffed with crab meat and steamed in a Miele oven and served with green mango salad.


Below, here I am concentrating!

Me, Sylvie and Jules with Nic (just behind) all paying attention to Sophie.

My finished dish!

Then, we all had a seat at the table to sample the food we'd cooked. But in true food blogger style, no one ate until we'd all taken at least 10 photo's of it first, as food bloggers do!

A huge thank you once again to Miele and especially Steph for organising such a wonderful day. The Miele Cookery Experience was fantastic.


  1. Great set of photo's Jan. Pleased you had such a good time.

  2. How fun! I love all of the photos! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  3. Brilliant. Great coverage. You folk had a wonderful time. Got here from Nics.

  4. How nice it'd be if my kitchen is equipped with everything Miele, haha

  5. Looks like a great day! Nothing like a bit of VIP treatment.

  6. If only we had found a steam oven in our goodie bag eh? x x x

  7. Oh Jan, thank you so much for sharing all those wonderful photos. I may never get to visit the other side of the pond but thankfully, I have you to turn to as I dream...

    It sounds like you all had such fun and of course your dish looks the BEST!!!

  8. What a wonderful experience for you and the girls Jan! I have always enjoyed the good food show when I have gone! There is so much to see and do, not to mention tasty chef's to oggle.

  9. It was great to meet you too, Jan. Wish we had more time to chat...the day just flew by, didn't it?

  10. This is really interesting! Nice pictures :)

  11. What a fantastic day! Your dish looks amazing.

  12. So jealous but so chuffed for you! Your dish looks amazing! And simon King! Im a huge fan of the Hairy ones!

  13. Hi Jan, sounds like you had a great day, pity I am so far away from everyone, maybe one day I will be able to come down and meet up with some of the zaar ladies.

  14. Your post captured the day brilliantly. It was wonderful to meet you at long last! (Not long enough to gossip though!!)

  15. It sounds like a fabulous day out - lucky you!

  16. Looks like you had a ball!


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