It happens like this… I’m on my way to work on a regular Tuesday morning when I catch a glimpse of a poster that instantly makes my day, informing me that the Good Food and Wine Show is coming up! While still driving, I illegally get my husband on the phone and share my excitement! Since being a grownup and appreciating things that I would’ve found boring a few years back, I’ve ditched my yearly Oppikoppi excursion for the Good Food and Wine Show, which has become my favorite event of the year. Not to mention that I easily spend the same amount on alcohol and food that I would at a music festival, I just don’t consume it all in one weekend, although I do give myself a run for my money.
Think gourmet foods, cheap and expensive wines, celebrity chefs, free tasters, giveaways, chocolate, cheese, sauces, kitchen gadgets and just overall good fun. It’s the perfect event to dress up a little, spend money impulsively and tap into your sophisticated self. Grab a glass and get carried away with all the wonderful flavors – It’s like speed dating with food.
Here are some memories from 2015’s Good Food & Wine Show…
During winter I make up for all the soup I didn’t eat during summer. This spicy tomato and sweet red pepper soup is packed with flavor and texture. Not to mention that with all the Vitamin C from the tomatoes, it will instantly warm you up from the inside out. Throw in some grilled cheese sandwiches, a dry white wine and a couple of friends and you have a dinner party!
This delicious and very simple low calorie bran muffin recipe has been my go-to breakfast in the mornings lately, with all of the taste and none of the guilt. You just blend all the ingredients at once and chuck it in the oven. I haven’t managed to mess this up, even in a slumber!