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Included with your entry ticket, you can enjoy free cooking demonstrations in the Cooking Theatre.

Don't miss the chance to see some of New Zealand's top culinary talent share their secrets on cooking fabulous meals at home.

Watch your favourite celebrity chef step up to the plate, including Annabel Langbein, Ray McVinnie, Annabelle White, Jonny Schwass, Mike Van de Elzen and more, in the Cooking Theatre in Christchurch.

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Fri

Friday 7 April

ESSENTIAL Annabel Langbein
11am-11:45am

Bestselling cookbook author Annabel Langbein takes to the Food Show stage to share recipes, techniques and tips from her gorgeous new book ESSENTIAL Annabel Langbein. This timeless compendium of more than 650 recipes brings together many of Annabel’s personal favourite and most popular meal ideas from the past 20 years, plus plenty of on-trend new recipes, to create a lifetime of eating inspiration. Be inspired to try something new and empowered to make it your way!

Free

The Joy of Nose to Tail
12pm-12:45pm

Jonny shares with you his passion for whole animal cookery taking you through the lesser know cuts of pork and offering you a number of new ways of cooking your favourites. Crunchy crackling, Perfect pork belly, dry cured bacon, pigs cheeks, pickled tongues & Jonny Pulled Pork.

Free

General admission ticket required.

Viva Italia
1pm-1:45pm

Transplant your taste buds to Italy with these three delicious recipes from culinary legend Ray McVinnie: zuppa di prezzemolo (cream of parsley soup), mascarpone, rosé, and rhubarb trifles, and panfried lamb backstrap, a fresh take on an unusual cut of lamb.

Free

Recipes and radio in the tradition of Aunt Daisy
2pm-2:45pm

Annabelle White shares her best recipes and cooking tips on her Radio Live show, carrying on a warm and wonderful tradition that reaches back to the days of 20th century radio legend Aunt Daisy. In this live cooking demo, Annabelle will talk about talk back radio, and show you how to make three, fail-safe retro classics: Adele’s sponge cake, strawberry muffins, and Yorkshire rascals.

Free

General admission ticket required.

Sat

Saturday 8 April

ESSENTIAL Annabel Langbein
11am-11:45am

Bestselling cookbook author Annabel Langbein takes to the Food Show stage to share recipes, techniques and tips from her gorgeous new book ESSENTIAL Annabel Langbein. This timeless compendium of more than 650 recipes brings together many of Annabel’s personal favourite and most popular meal ideas from the past 20 years, plus plenty of on-trend new recipes, to create a lifetime of eating inspiration. Be inspired to try something new and empowered to make it your way!

Free

Good From Scratch
12pm-12:45pm

TV personality and much-loved chef Michael Van de Elzen shares three delicious, healthy, and quick to prepare recipes from his ‘Good From Scratch’ brand: Birdie Num Num (or spice-inspired chicken salad), wicked yoghurt-marinated Angus skirt, and balsamic grapes with red wine sabayon.

Free

Viva Italia
1pm-1:45pm

Transplant your taste buds to Italy with these three delicious recipes from culinary legend Ray McVinnie: zuppa di prezzemolo (cream of parsley soup), mascarpone, rosé, and rhubarb trifles, and panfried lamb backstrap, a fresh take on an unusual cut of lamb.

Free

Recipes and radio in the tradition of Aunt Daisy
2pm-2:45pm

Annabelle White shares her best recipes and cooking tips on her Radio Live show, carrying on a warm and wonderful tradition that reaches back to the days of 20th century radio legend Aunt Daisy. In this live cooking demo, Annabelle will talk about talk back radio, and show you how to make three, fail-safe retro classics: Adele’s sponge cake, strawberry muffins, and Yorkshire rascals.

Free

General admission ticket required.

Sun

Sunday 9 April

ESSENTIAL Annabel Langbein
11am-11:45am

Bestselling cookbook author Annabel Langbein takes to the Food Show stage to share recipes, techniques and tips from her gorgeous new book ESSENTIAL Annabel Langbein. This timeless compendium of more than 650 recipes brings together many of Annabel’s personal favourite and most popular meal ideas from the past 20 years, plus plenty of on-trend new recipes, to create a lifetime of eating inspiration. Be inspired to try something new and empowered to make it your way!

Free

Good From Scratch
12pm-12:45pm

TV personality and much-loved chef Michael Van de Elzen shares three delicious, healthy, and quick to prepare recipes from his ‘Good From Scratch’ brand: Birdie Num Num (or spice-inspired chicken salad), wicked yoghurt-marinated Angus skirt, and balsamic grapes with red wine sabayon.

Free

The Joy of Nose to Tail
2pm-2:45pm

Jonny shares with you his passion for whole animal cookery taking you through the lesser know cuts of pork and offering you a number of new ways of cooking your favourites. Crunchy crackling, Perfect pork belly, dry cured bacon, pigs cheeks, pickled tongues & Jonny Pulled Pork.

Free

General admission ticket required.