The BBC’s Food No Show

Where's the diversity?

A couple of weeks ago I spotted signs on the London Underground advertising the BBC Good Food Show.

A Food Show? In London? What better way for a new born food blogger to spend a whole day?

Excited at the prospect of seeing the UK’s top celebrity Indian chefs in action and sampling the treats on show, I went online today to book my advance discounted ticket.

On closer inspection of the planned “foodie day out”, I noticed a complete absence of any ethnic influences or world cuisine in the programme. No Chinese, Indian, Japanese chefs doing demonstrations. No mention of Indian food in the schedules.

It’s all a bit odd and disappointing to be honest! The line-up does not in any way reflect the good food BBC’s viewers consume regularly. And for the show to be hosted in a city world famous for the variety of cuisine, surely this small detail should not have been overlooked?

A spokesperson said all the Indian events were planned for Birmingham, widely known as the “curry capital” of the UK. Pity. I reckon they would have had more visitors if they had widened the net slightly.

I’m going shoe shopping instead…


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