|Previewing the Royal Three Counties Show|
(food, farming and countryside)
Welcome back to those of you who have been following my gardening posts, and ‘hello’ to those of you who are joining me for the first time. Ann’s Malvern Jotter (this Blog) now encompasses other activities on the Showground.
|Much more to entertain visitors than just food and farming:|
The Red Devils in tandem as they descend towards the main arena
I’ve been visiting the June show every year for as long as I have the gardening shows. Of course, it wasn’t the ‘Royal’ then, but plain ‘Three Counties Show’. In its new guise (and since the demise of the royal event at Stoneleigh), the Malvern ‘Royal’ is growing; so much so that it now utilises almost every square metre of the 98-acre showground. Bursting at the seams in fact with a profusion of fantastic activities to inform and entertain you. I will need all three days to see it all!
|There will be six food|
and cookery demos
|Feeling hungry? Stalls to buy local produce will tempt you ...|
|Cookery Theatre hosts|
Glyn & Katie Johnson
Returning to the Show will be the immensely popular 'Cookery Theatre' (also within the Severn Hall) featuring local chefs and products in an immensely packed programme of demonstrations. The theatre programme will be hosted by experienced broadcasters, Katie & Glyn Johnson of ‘Wot’s Cooking’.
|The 2013 Cookery Theatre in the Severn Hall |
(image copyright Wot's Cooking)
Reading through the advance list of what is on offer in the Cookery Theatre is tantalizing. On Friday 14th: Robert Swift, a 5th generation baker, who has recently opened his own artisan bakery and baking school in Ludlow, producing some of the most delicious and inventive breads imaginable. Vegetarian Cooking ideas will be demonstrated by Lizzy Hughes who runs ‘Our Lizzy’ Cookery School in Malvern Link – discover how to prepare simple, tasty, nutritious food. Daren Bale of The Hop Pole in Bewdley, recently recognised for his commitment to cooking by Worcestershire and Warwickshire Life Magazines, will feature Cooking Local & Seasonal; Rayeesa Asghar Sandys runs Herefordshire’s first and only authentic Indian Cookery School from her home in Mordiford and is a regular at Herefordshire Farmers' Market.
|Bread - a necessity of life|
|Cider, fruit juice and|
perry all on tap
|Starting young - chefs in the making|
|All the fun of the fair - and Adam Henson (second left - |
presenter of BBC Countryfile) will be
at the Show on Saturday 15th June)
|Up close and personal with the sheep|