July 25 2014 Latest news:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
TV chef James Martin will be serving up a treat at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.
The host of Saturday Kitchen will be doing three shows a day demonstrating a selection of mouth-watering recipes at the Cookery Theatre, which this year includes more seating, big screens and a sound system.
The event is being staged at the Costessey showground next Wednesday and Thursday and, as always, food will be a big attraction for the estimated 90,000 visitors.
“We’re delighted to welcome James Martin to Norfolk to join some of the county’s top chefs,” said show chief executive Greg Smith.
“The cookery theatre is one of our most popular attractions at the show. Working with our sponsors, Adnams, we provide a brilliant showcase for the very best food and drink in the region, served up by the UK’s finest chefs.
As part of an exciting range of attractions we are laying on at the Royal Norfolk Show this year, you will have the chance to be pictured on a giant copy of our newspaper on a “face in the hole” board.
The boards will be situated at the front of our ever-popular tea tent at stand 211 on the third drive. Visitors can then tweet pictures of themselves using the hashtag #BigEDP or #BigEN. We will use the photos on our website and the best ones will be used in our show supplements.
In the tent, readers will be able to get a free cup of tea or coffee with vouchers we will be running in the paper from Monday to Thursday. Cakes and scones will also be on sale.
Around the showground we will be selling goody bags containing water, crisps, a cereal bar and a copy of the paper for just £1.
Don’t miss the EDP’s 68-page show preview supplement – sponsored by Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales – in tomorrow’s EDP.
“Whether it’s asking questions, getting involved or simply watching the chefs, the Adnams Food and Drink Experience is a show within the show.”
Local chef and food writer, Mary Kemp, will host the cookery theatre.
Also demonstrating their skills in the cookery theatre will be Chris Coubrough, owner of The Crown Hotel in Wells and The Ship Hotel in Brancaster, and local butcher Arthur Howell, who was the East Anglian Champion in the Farm Shop and Deli Awards 2014.
Richard Bainbridge, head chef at Morston Hall; pastry chef and owner of Macarons & More, Tim Kinnaird; Galton Blackiston, chef patron of Michelen-starred Morston Hall; Richard Hughes, from The Lavender House in Brundall, and Vanessa Scott, patron of the Norfolk Food & Drink Festival and a director of Strattons Hotel in Swaffham, will also be cooking up a treat.
Show ticket prices
Family ticket: (two adults, three children) £50 in advance/£70 on the gate
Children: (aged five-16) £7/£10
Under five s: free
Over 65s: £17/£22
Registerd disabled: £17/£22
There is a 10pc discount for groups of 25 or more.
Tickets are on sale at the EDP’s head office at Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE and all our branch receptions.
They are also available online as e-tickets where families can save up to 30pc via the Royal Norfolk Show website www.royalnorfolkshow.co.uk