There is also a huge wine and beer section. You can buy a wine glass for £2-50 though I'd recommend you take your own and save the money for something else. In the wine section you can wander up and down trying all the wines from around the world, plus beers, whiskies, gins, sherries etc. I'd also recommend doing half of the wine section in the morning and half in the afternoon or you'll be sloshed immensely quickly.
In addition to the food and drink on offer there are also cookery displays by world famous chefs such as Brian Turner, Anthony Worrell Thompson, Raymond Blanc etc. These are great fun to watch and you can buy a souvenir brochure which includes all the recipes the celebrity chefs do at the show for just £3-50.
The Good Food Show is a superb day out, you'll be worn out at the end of the day and probably a wee bit drunk so make sure you don't drive. Birmingham International Station is right next to the NEC and you can also take buses into Birmingham and Coventry. You could make a weekend of it and stay in one of the nearby hotels.
Warwick, United Kingdom
December 2, 2002
From journal The Midland City of Birmingham