Well, my Sunday was not quite as adventurous. However, there was still an early start and lots'n'lots of walking around the halls of the Good Food Show.
The day started off with picking up my parents, my nephew and my sister at 8:00am and then driving the 70 miles to the NEC in Birmingham, England. The motorway (freeway) wasn't to busy except for the torrential downpour of rain that followed us all the way.
We finally arrived at the NEC, parked the car and walked into the Arena. It was gigantic. As far as the eye could see there were stands promoting and selling everything imaginable related to the kitchen. Lots and lots of food and drink to taste, along with countless kitchen utensils and gadgets.
Along the way, there were celebrity chefs presenting their showcases and entertaining the crowds. Some of the chefs that I bumped into were:
Gordon Ramsey from TV's Hell's Kitchen
(For those of you who may not recognise Gordon Ramsey, here is a clip from his USA version of Hell's Kitchen)
I also met Jimmy Doherty from Jimmy's Farm. He kindly autographed a copy of his book "A Taste Of The Country" for me. I'll be sure to post my attempt at one of his "English Country" recipes here in the next few weeks.
I sampled a fine dish cooked by the Hairy Bikers
As well as trying Leroy Root's famous Reggae Reggae Sauce
After walking, what felt like a hundred miles, and sampling what must have been a million calories of food and drink, it was 5:00pm and time to leave the show to drive home. I must confess that I had to loosen my belt and adjust my seat slightly before getting in the car. At this point I can't imagine eating another thing for several months (well, perhaps several hours).
So here ends my latest Sunday adventure.
Until next time......
Cheerio for now