Effortlessly a week has gone by since we last posted how time flies! Still no supermarket visits but lots of tasty food and a trip to The Good Food Show!
Our week’s shopping was done a week yesterday at Witney market and butchers and weighed in a total of £37! We got some dates from the market and to say they’re delicious is an understatement they are amazing!
So….. yesterday saw us up early and on our way to London. Lizzie wasn’t keen on the early morning (she’s like her mum and dad, a night owl) but when we explained our early start in the following way she was delighted and chorused the words ‘cheese, bic bic, choc choc’ all the way. Our explanation went like this:
Becksie: ‘Come on Lizzie we are going to London’
Lizzie: Yawns and makes grumpy face
Ian: ‘We are going to a big room where all day you will get to eat different bits of food’
Lizzie: Looks interested
Becksie: ‘Like sausage, yogurt, cheese, choc choc, bacon, jam, chutney, cake’
Ian: Lists more food
Lizzie: ‘Choc choc, cheese, cake, bic bic’
It seems that not only has Lizzie developed her mummy and daddy’s staying up late traits she is also very into her food. At not even two she understands that a day of tasters is a very exciting thing! She also seems to have expensive tastes and was (like her mummy and daddy) jolly keen on the truffle cheese and other such delights. There were 100’s of food producers there all passionate about good food! We might also have spotted a few foodie celebs. Turns out Paul Hollywood is much smaller in real life than he looks on the tv we must also add he was doing a great job of protecting Mary Berry from the crowds.
Becksie watched a cookery demo by Michel Roux Junior – it looked amazing and she picked up a few tips from the great chef mostly that the key to successful French cooking is butter, butter and more butter. Whilst Becksie watched this Lizzie and Ian went and found a park and by all accounts had a great time.
So we are sure you are all dying to know who Team Pugh voted as our favourite producer of the day (well probably not but we’ll tell you anyway) and…… just so you know this is a genuine fake award and not a paid product review. The winner of the Team Pugh London Good Food Show 2013 producer of the year goes (hands down) to The Great British Sauce Company! Their sauce was simple yet AMAZING. Lots of lovely varieties we loved the curry sauce and brown sauce the best. Show price was 3 bottles for £5 and so a bargain!
We borrowed this photo off their facebook page as we were so busy eating and buying we forgot to take any pics – we hope they don’t mind.
The company owners were a) passionate about their product b) very knowledgeable and c) so friendly. So Great British Sauce Company please accept our made up award. They have a facebook page which we know you’d like to like and a twitter account that’s well worth a follow. If you get the chance please try some and report back we think you’ll love it!
Whilst we’re on our fake awards the most fed up celeb goes to…..Gregg Wallace – mind you when we saw a glimpse of him it was towards the end of the day and he had signed loads of books and done lots of shows. So his reward is a HUGE make believe sticky toffee pudding. Aww that’s better Gregg!
So there you have it a little report from our great day out and….. did we buy anything? Of course but they were Christmas gifts so remain a secret. And…. we avoided the Tesco stand but felt a tad guilty as they had sponsored some of it but….. as we’ve always said this is not a supermarket hate campaign it was more of an experiment that change our lives for the better.
We will shut up shortly but just one more thing…… on the way to London we were discussing ideas for a new challenge, a new experiment – so far we have drawn a blank – anyone got any ideas? Do leave us a comment or email us.