Cooking up regional and seasonal dishes across the weekend will be well known figures like Paul Hollywood, The Hairy Bikers, James Martin, John Torode and local chef Paul Rankin. They’ll be interviewed along with Jane Boyce (from James Nicholson Wines) and representatives from Moy Park as well as signing their latest cook books.
Paula McIntyre will host the Tasting Theatre where you can hear from producers, and then sample (and buy) the very best of their produce in the Northern Ireland Food Pavilion. (Alcohol exhibitors will be sampling product and taking orders for post-show delivery, but there will be no off sales permitted. Venue bars will be operating throughout the event.)
Between curried yoghurt, the Speaker’s mints, Boris’ bendy bananas, the European funding gravy train and helpings of revenge served cold, politics and food never seem far away. [Ed – you mean politicians eating free dinners?]
Slugger has five pairs of tickets to give away that can be used to access the Good Food Show on Friday 14 or Sunday 16. Just as well you can’t use it on Saturday 15 or else you’d miss the PUP conference! To win a pair, tell us your idea for a great political dish. (The usual rules of playing the ball not the (wo)man apply.)
Submit your ideas as comments under this blog post, under this post on Facebook or using the #sluggerpoliticaldish hashtag on Twitter before 5pm on Wednesday and Alan will get back in touch with you if you’ve made it into his entirely subjective top five!