Foodie Stage

Our live demonstration theatre is the community hub of Eat & Drink. 

Top chefs, foodie favourites and experts will be on hand, cooking up a storm to educate and inform with flair.

Visitors will be able to enjoy watching some of television’s most celebrated chefs bring their unique style of cooking to life. Renowned chefs from some of the countries’ best restaurants pass on their secrets and creative ideas.

The Foodie Stage
10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join the Eat & Drink team as they shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

Roast Reindeer

The menus of Norweigian Chef Martina Schoning reflect the changing seasons and she loves using local, seasonal produce as much as possible - though the reindeer does come from further afield! She cooks Haunch of Reindeer, served with fondant potatoes and a chanterelle sauce .

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11:50

Sprout Haters Never Fear!

Food Stylist, author and demo chef Dominique Eloise will be creating a mood boosting lunch of shredded sprouts, pancetta & walnut slaw with maple dressing. As well as giving you tips for making your food look as beautiful as the magazines. 

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12:40

What Grows Together Goes Together

Formerly a chef at state banquets and impressive dinner events Oliver Gladwin has plenty of experience of grand festive menus. Now of The Shed, The Rabbit and The Nutbourne Restaurants he takes his inspiration from the land and his family farm but the results are still just as imperious .

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13:30

Roast Reindeer

The menus of Norweigian Chef Martina Schoning reflect the changing seasons and she loves using local, seasonal produce as much as possible - though the reindeer does come from further afield! She cooks Haunch of Reindeer, served with fondant potatoes and a chanterelle sauce.

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14:15

Christmas Macarons

Laura Petersen, Head Pastry Chef of The Coal Shed & The Salt Room shows you how to make beautiful Christmas macarons. Make a batch, put them in a pretty box tied up with ribbon, and give them to a friend as a delicious gift.

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15:00

Gino D'Acampo's Italian Christmas

He needs no introduction, join the fun as Gino shows you how to create the perfect Italian Christmas.

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15:45

Christmas Macarons

Laura Petersen, Head Pastry Chef of The Coal Shed & The Salt Room shows you how to make beautiful Christmas macarons. Make a batch, put them in a pretty box tied up with ribbon, and give them to a friend as a delicious gift.

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16:30

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, stuffing or Cranberry sauce to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

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17:05

Cajun spiced left over turkey chilli

Turn your left over turkey into a delicious southern style turkey chilli with cajun spiced cranberry and port sauce for a boxing day treat.

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10:30

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, stuffing or Cranberry sauce to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

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11:00

Steven Lamb's Christmas Breakfast

Steven shows you how to create the perfect Christmas breakfast, hot smoked wild salmon with homemade chorizo & labneh. 

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11:50

Christmas Spiced Duck

Private Chef Mark Heirs, finalist on 'Masterchef: The Professionals', brings a bit of Christmas cheer to an often overlooked Christmas choice; duck, that's good!

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12:40

Steven Lamb's Christmas Breakfast

Steven shows you how to create the perfect Christmas breakfast, hot smoked wild salmon with homemade chorizo & labneh. 

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13:30

Boxing Day Sourdough Pizza

Only Celebrity Bakers Tom and Henry Herbert could come up with the idea of using all those Christmas leftovers to create the most delicious Sourdough Pizza to please the whole family.

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14:15

Ryan Simpson & Liam Trotman's Festive Duck

Ryan and Liam will demonstrate how to prepare and cook a festive honey roast duck breast as well as a side of ras el hanout spice brussel sprouts, chestnuts and orange.

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15:00

Christmas Pimped Chelsea Buns

Celebrity Bakers Tom and Henry Herbert will show you how to spice up your baking with an unusual approach to a bakers' staple using alcohol and caramel. 

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15:45

Steve Kielty's Intimate Christmas Lunch

Steve will demonstrate a modern take on a traditional Christmas dinner for when you aren't cooking for lots of people, preferring a quiet intimate Christmas lunch.

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16:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join the Eat & Drink team as they shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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17:05

Boxing Day Sourdough Pizza

Only Celebrity Bakers Tom and Henry Herbert could come up with the idea of using all those Christmas leftovers to create the most delicious Sourdough Pizza to please the whole family.

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17:50

Steve Kielty's Intimate Christmas Lunch

Steve will demonstrate a modern take on a traditional Christmas dinner for when you aren't cooking for lots of people, preferring a quiet intimate Christmas lunch.

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18:35

Christmas Supper Club Canapés

Kerstin Rodgers of msmarmitelover.com makes some Christmas canapés and shows you how to take great pictures of your food. 

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19:20

Cajun spiced left over turkey chilli

Turn your left over turkey into a delicious southern style turkey chilli with cajun spiced cranberry and port sauce for a boxing day treat.

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20:10

Spectacular Vegetarian Dishes for Christmas Day

Kerstin Rodgers of msmarmitelover.com will show you how to make great vegetarian alternatives including Persian ‘wedding’ pumpkin and a vegetarian filo ‘wreath’.

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10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join the Eat & Drink team as they shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

A Fishy Alternative to Turkey

CJ Jackson, and blockman Ron Peacham of Billingsgate Seafood School show you how to cook a large salmon fillet (to feed 10-12) with festive crust of sourdough, dried cranberries, feta and hazelnuts. Easy to cook and a great alternative for non meat eaters. 

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11:50

Seasonal Meat Cooked to Perfection

Dave Mothersill from The Coal Shed and The Salt Rooms shows you how to get the best out of your meat, without the coal!

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12:40

Dan Doherty Modern Twist to Christmas

Dan will be bringing a modern twist to Christmas ingredients as he shows us how to make dates wrapped in bacon with chestnuts, manchego & mustard. 

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13:30

Seasonal Meat Cooked to Perfection

Dave Mothersill from The Coal Shed and The Salt Rooms shows you how to get the best out of your meat, without the coal!

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14:15

A shellfish Platter to serve on Christmas Eve

CJ Jackson, and blockman Ron Peacham of Billingsgate Seafood School show you how to create an impressive seafood sharing platter. It makes a great table centre piece for family and friends to enjoy with the added bonus of it being a lighter meal before Christmas day feasting. 

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15:00

Dan Doherty's Christmas Pudding with a Twist

Dan will be showing us how to make spiced scotch eggs with black pudding & apple and a Christmas pudding with a twist. 

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15:45

Christmas Balls

Bonny Porter, co-founder of Balls & Company will be demonstrating festive balls from around the globe. From a classic British ham & stuffing ball with maple glaze, Boerewors balls from South Africa, to drunken prawn balls for the BBQ in Australia. Bonny will be spreading festive cheer worldwide.

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16:30

The Christmas Taste Test

Ever had the dilemma of which mince pies, stuffing or Cranberry sauce to buy? Join this session and help us taste the way to the answer!

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17:05

Ross Bryans' unusual take on a traditionally festive ingredient

Come and join chef Ross for an unusual take on a traditionally festive ingredient - gin cured salmon with Irish soda bread, a cucumber chutney accompanied by a warming spiced hot toddy.

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10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

A Delicious Vegan Christmas

Katy Beskow, author of '15 Minute Vegan', shows you how to create a vegan chestnut Cassoulet with a rosemary and orange crumb, served with a luxurious red wine reduction.

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11:50

Rosemary Shrager's Christmas Alternative

Rosemary is cooking a perfect alternative to Christmas pud, an apricot and blue cheese tarte tatin.

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12:40

Candice Brown's Christmas Delights

Join the winner of GBBO 2016 as she shows us how to make some Christmas delights from her first book 'Comfort' including a delicious Christmas flavoured roulade.

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13:30

A Delicious Vegan Christmas

Katy Beskow, author of '15 Minute Vegan', shows your how to make Christmas sweet with vegan sticky gingerbread cake and fast St Clement's mince pies.

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14:15

Candice Brown's Christmas Delights

Join the winner of GBBO 2016 as she shows us how to make some Christmas delights from her first book 'Comfort', including chocolate hazelnut brownies and Mediterranean soda bread.

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15:00

Gregg Wallace's Christmas Starter

TV favourite and MasterChef Host Gregg Wallace will be cooking his delicious chestnut soup with bacon.

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15:45

Rosemary Shrager's Christmas Alternative

Rosemary is cooking a perfect alternative to Christmas pud, an apricot and blue cheese tarte tatin.

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16:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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17:05

Gregg Wallace's Christmas Dessert

TV favourite and MasterChef Host Gregg Wallace will cook his delicious Christmas Bread n Butter Pudding.

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10:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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11:00

Theo Randall's Winter Feast

Join internationally renowned chef Theo as he prepares delicious pigeon marinated in marsala and roasted on bruschetta, with chard and porcini.

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11:50

Rosemary Shrager's Christmas Alternative

Rosemary is cooking a perfect alternative to Christmas pud, an apricot and blue cheese tarte tatin.

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12:40

The Perfect Duck For Christmas with Will Alexander

Forget the turkey this year, Will will be showing you how to make the perfect duck dish for your Christmas table; rare duck breast and confit duck leg with Sarladaise potatoes and spiced quince.

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13:30

Theo Randall's Christmas Feast

Internationally renowned chef Theo Randall shows us an easy and delicious way to roast a pheasant for a wonderful Christmas Day Feast, cooked in milk with celeriac Just serve with simple green veg.

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14:15

Fred Sirieix and Joo Won's Christmas Starter with a Fusion Twist

The French Maître d' and general manager of Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows will be joined by Head Chef Joo Won to showcase some of the finest fusion cuisine in the shape of Home cured salmon, Xmas spice, beetroot & orange salad.

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15:00

Rosemary Shrager's Christmas Alternative

Rosemary is cooking a perfect alternative to Christmas pud, an apricot and blue cheese tarte tatin.

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15:45

Theo Randall's Festive Risotto

Commonly associated with the festive season, chestnuts are actually widely available from September onwards and this sumptuous risotto recipe by Theo Randall is a fantastic way to make the most of these distinctive little nuts.

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16:30

Christmas Turkey Masterclass

Join Rachel Green as she shares simple hints and tips to create the perfect stress free Christmas dinner at home that will impress your family and friends.

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