Great Notts Show: Cookery Demo’s Preview – 27-29 September 2013


Yesterday we gave you a glimpse into the huge selection of food stalls, bars and restaurants that you’ll be able to check out this weekend at the Great Notts Show, however when it comes to food that’s not all on offer, the event will also feature a Cookery Tent with a host of demonstrations from top local chef’s across the weekend.

It all kicks off at 12.30pm Friday with a display from George Ktori of Mediterranean restaurant Yamas who will present a demonstration on Greek specialties.

At 1.30pm Johnny Pusztai, arguably Nottingham’s most famous butcher, will give a Sausage demonstration, this is set to be a hugely popular demonstration as people clamour to find out how Johnny produces his award winning sausages.

Craig Floate will give a demonstration at 2.30pm producing Pan seared scallop, pork belly, truffled cauliflower puree, creamed cabbage, roast baby beets with a rich cider jus, and I am sure you’ll agree, that sounds delicious.

At 3.30pm will be a demonstration by Steve Durham before finally, wrapping things up on the Friday at 4.30pm will be Amita Sawnhey, owner of festival sponsors Memsaab who will give a demonstration on Indian live cooking with specialty curries.

Johnny Pusztai

Johnny Pusztai

Johnny Pusztai, from butchers JT Beedhams, is back to kick things off on Saturday with a Full butchery demo at 11.30pm.

There will be a Lamb Curry demo from Niraj Bhaat of Previns at 12.30pm, followed by another demo from Steve Durham of The Hospitality Sorcerer at 1.30.

At 2.30pm will be a demonstration from Teresa Bovey of in which she will present Simple Haddock Bakes..Gnocchi with Panchetta and Spinach…Individual Blueberry Cheescakes…Rich Rice Pudding with an Autumn Fruit Compote and Mixed Autumn Fruit Jam.

Michelle Burge of will give a demo on Molecular techniques and Dry Ice with Spherification (making cavier pearls), liquid popcorn with caramel froth at 2.30pm.

Finally George Ktori from Yamas returns to round off the day with more Greek Specialties at 4.30pm.

The final day, Sunday, starts with The Great Notts Burger Challenge from Johnny Pusztai at 11.30am.

Niraj Bharat is back with his Lamb Curry demonstration at 12.30pm.

Michelle Burge returns with a demonstration featuring Open Ravioli with Goats Cheese, Butternut Squash Puree and a Porcini Mushroom Dressing at 1.30pm.

Finally there will be more Greek Specialties from George Ktori of Yamas to bring the demonstrations to a close at 2.30pm on Sunday.

As you can see there is plenty to check out, from sausages to Greek meals and more, all demonstrations are on a “first come-first served” basis so if you want to catch one make sure you get down in plenty of time.

The Great Notts Show takes place from Friday 27 until Sunday 29 September in Nottingham Market Square, for more information visit


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