Norfolk Growing Stage

The Royal Norfolk Show is always taking a new and fresh approach to how cooking is represented over the two-days and the Norfolk Growing Stage (found in the Horticultural Show) hosts a range of cookery and food-related events including chef demonstrations from some of the region’s most loved upcoming and established professionals. The 2018 line-up included masterclasses from Roger Hickman of the restaurant of the same name, Andrew Jones of The Dial House and Farmyard Restaurant and Mo Johansen, Head Chef at Elveden Courtyard.

Here’s the 2018 line up:

Wednesday 27th June

9.30am
David North, Norfolk Wildlife Trust
The Importance of Gardens for Norfolk’s Wildlife

10.00am
Jane Steward, Eastgate Larder
A talk about Medlar Preserves

10.30am
RAF Marham
100 year anniversary recipes

11.00am
Ollie Wilkins, Head Gardener at Houghton Hall
Herb your enthusiasm

11.30am
Roger Hickman, Roger Hickman’s Restaurant, Norwich
Roger will be making Blow-torched mackerel, mackerel mousse, gooseberry and horseradish Textures of strawberries with basil granita

12.00pm
Stephen “Fozz” Foster
Growing Sweet Peas

12.30pm
Local food producers introduced by Sarah Hardy, Feast Norfolk magazine

1.00pm
Iain McCarten from The Last Wine Bar & Restaurant, Norwich
Iain is making Courgette flower stuffed with whipped Norfolk White lady and truffled honey, with charred Little gem lettuce and a raw courgette salad and honey vinaigrette and to finish The Last’s famous raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake

1.30pm
Lunchtime Concert – Norwich Music Group

2.00pm
Michael Perry aka Mr Plant Geek,
Weird and Wacky Plant Tour

3.00pm
Broadbeat Choir

3.30pm
Jules Hetherton, Executive Chef, Stratton’s Restaurant,
Cookery demo: Afternoon tea

4.00pm
Alison Cooper, Easton & Otley College
Flower arranging

4.30pm
Robert Mace, Adnams The Crown Hotel, Southwold,
Cooking demonstration

5.00pm
Paul Metcalf, Norfolk Bee Keepers
Growing plants in your garden to attract bees

 

Thursday 28th June

9.00am
Agricultural Panel
Discussion on topical food and farming subjects with a panel of experts, hosted by BBC Radio 4 ‘Farming Today’ presenter Anna Hill.  For more information click here.

10.30am
Lee Connelly, “Skinny Jean Gardener”, ex Blue Peter Garden,
Sow, Grow n Create with family

11.00am
Michael Perry aka Mr Plant Geek
Weird and Wacky Plant Tour

11.30am
James Debbage from Green Pastures
How to grow and use salads

12.00pm
Andrew Jones, The Dial House, Reepham, and Farmyard, Norwich
Cooking demo:
Citrus cured cod
Asparagus, samphire and pink grapefruit
Citrus and ginger vinaigrette
Will be a super simple dish, easy to prep and will look really attractive. Also great local ingredients and flavours with a little tweak!

12.30pm
Local food producers introduced by Sarah Hardy, Feast Norfolk magazine

1.00pm
Penny Nicholas, Crown House Flowers,
British Flowers – Summer Entertaining

1.30pm
Mo Johansen, Head Chef at the Elveden Courtyard
Cookery demo: Hare wrapped in Elveden smoked bacon with gooseberry compote and rocket pesto

2.00pm
Lee Connolly, “Skinny Jean Gardener”, ex Blue Peter Garden,
Sow, Grow n Create with Family

2.30pm
RAF Marham
100 year anniversary recipes

3.00pm
Andrew Dellbridge, Norfolk Dream Gardens,
Ten Wellbeing Ideas for the Garden

3.30pm
Ellen Mary
Visitors vote award for the Royal Norfolk Show gardens

3.45pm
Ollie Wilkins, Head Gardener at Houghton Hall
Herb your enthusiasm

4.15pm
Sara Matthews, “free from” recipe writer
Cooking demo: Macarons with Norfolk lavender