Bill Alen - Sep 11, 2012

Glasgow is famed for its delicacy, the fried Mars Bar and the infamous orange beverage, Iron Bru. Suffice to say, with such a duo of delights under its belt, Glasgow is the Scottish home of tasty treats, a haven for any comfort fare foodies.

Beyond the typical snacks and sodas on offer in this Scottish city, Glasgow will transform into a gormandise paradise this autumn as the BBC Good Food Show Scotland takes centre stage at the SECC Glasgow.

Those planning to attend this popular event between the 19 and 21 October 2012 can find bargain accommodation online for a budget base during their stay. Travelodge offer value deals on hotels in Glasgow, an excellent option for all frugal food fans. As the BBC Good Food Show tours the country, attendees can find more hotels from Travelodge online for nationwide stays.

Following the popularity of the TV sensation, The Great British Bake Off, the BBC has recently announced that Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry will appear for the first time at the Scottish event.

Within a chocker timetable of demonstrations and exhibitions from highly acclaimed chefs – including James Martin and the Hairy Bikers - The Great British Bake Off Masterclasses with Hollywood and Berry are promising to be the hottest slots of the show.

Fans of food TV will be in their element; a live MasterChef cook off hosted by John Torode & Gregg Wallace is also billed, only enhancing the Bake Off experience.

Glasgow boasts an array of excellent eateries, showcasing example cuisines from around the world. Enhancing any culinary inspired sojourn in the city is simple with a selection of restaurants and bistros at your disposal.

Charcoals restaurant, on Renfield Street, is a local favourite serving award winning Indian dishes. Affordable menus, phenomenal British Asian influences and a welcoming ambience, capturing everything the British have come to love about Indian dining.

Alternatively, near to Glasgow’s SECC, Fanny Trollope’s bistro cooks serves up ‘fresh, local & seasonal ingredients cooked simply’ for a true taste of Glaswegian fare. This bustling, friendly neighbourhood restaurant represents more than the foodstuff of the city, but the affable nature of the residents.

The BBC Good Food Show Scotland presents the opportunity to combine a love and appreciation of food with a gastronomic Glasgow adventure. Look online to find more hotels from Travelodge and plan your trip today.

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  1. Glasgow is definitely not the home of the fried Mars bar - that "honour" goes to Stonehaven, a picturesque town on the coast south of Aberdeen - also in Scotland, but a long way from Glasgow!
    And IrnBru is orange-coloured, but not orange-flavoured, which would have been a useful distinction.

    However, these "delights" do little to highlight the amazing produce which allows Scotland to offer the most succulent meats, fish, dairy and bakery products...not to mention the whiskies and other drinks! You need to come here to expereince it!

    Elma McMenemy (United Kingdom)

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