Grow it, Cook it, Eat it Stage

This year’s popular cookery stage will support the show’s central theme of promoting Food, Farming and the Countryside with two action-packed days of demonstrations and talks by some of Norfolk’s most famous chefs, revealing their best recipes and culinary tricks. Hosted by Mary Kemp the stage will also showcase the best seasonal and regional produce from Norfolk’s land and sea, with guest appearances from Jimmy Doherty (Wednesday) and James Wong (Thursday).

Hosted By Mary Kemp


 1100 Kate Barmby – Creating a Showstopper Cake

1200 Galton Blackiston, Morston Hall

1300 Jimmy Doherty

1400 Chris Coubrough, Flying Kiwi Inns and Arthur Howell North Norfolk Butcher

1500 Richard Hughes, The Assembly House – Desert Island Dishes

1615 BBC Radio Norfolk Farming Panel and Discussion



1100 An Introduction to Norfolk’s Amazing Ingredients – Richard Bainbridge, Benedicts, with James Wong

1200 An audience with James Wong

1300 Vanessa Scott, Strattons Hotel – Desert Island Dishes

1400 The Schools Challenge Final – Judged by James Wong and Richard Bainbridge

1500 The Grow it, Cook it Healthy eating debate With James Wong, Vanessa Scott, Ben Potterton and others

1600 Book signing with James Wong

The Theatre Programme is subject to change