The Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show is bringing big-name international chefs to its annual showpiece. These include John Torode (Judge, UK Masterchef), Australian patissier supremo Adriano Zumbo, as well as Tom Parker Bowles and Reza Mahammad, the spice guru. This mega event on the food-lovers calendar will be held at the Ticketpro Dome in Northgate, Randburg from Thursday 23 July to Sunday 26 July. Brent Owens, winner of MasterChef Australia (Season 6), is also on the programme and will be promoting his latest book, “Dig In”.
Local celebs include the Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris, Masterchef Judge Benny Masekwameng, chefs Siba Mtongana, Coco Reinarhz and Yudhika Sujanani – the Curry Queen of Bling.
The Baking Theatre is always popular and a great place to learn the latest baking tips and trends and ogle glorious baked creations. But it’s not all cakes, cookies and carbs – if you need to balance out the delicious indulgences on show, visit the well.i.am centre hosted by exercise specialist Lisa Raleigh, who will familiarise you with products, developments, treats and tips related to health and wellness issues. The Slow Food Theatre gives artisanal producers and the public the chance to meet and discuss pertinent issues such as food provenance, ethics and future trends.
Take the chance to taste locally made artisanal products like nougat and Turkish delight, high-end hams and cured meats, coffees, hand-made cheeses and breads and so much more, with over 200 exhibitors taking part. Wine Avenue is where you can taste some local vino. Don’t miss the book store, where cookbooks (hot off the press) are for sale and visiting chefs are scheduled for book signings. Jenny Morris will run interactive cooking lessons for couples, and promises to be huge fun, even if you are known to burn the popcorn.
The Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show is the event to attend if you like your food experience tasty, glam and cutting edge.
Cost: R130 for adults, R110 for pensioners, R110 for children 13-18 years old, R50 for children 7-12 years old, free for children under the age of six.
Tickets: Available through Computicket or at the door.