MasterChef Live 2009: Food festivals don't get better than this!

It’s all change at the BBC Good Food Show this year, as the event has been renamed MasterChef Live and will bring the best of the popular TV show to London’s Olympia. From 13th-15th November, fearless foodies can battle it out in live Invention Tests, watch past winners like Matt Follas and Thomasina Miers compete head-to-head in the Cookery Experience, and attend a Q&A session with this year's Masterchef: The Professionals winner Steve Groves.

Famous faces like Gregg Wallace, John Torode and wine expert Olly Smith will be in attendance, and there will be live demos from celeb chefs like James Martin, Valentine Warner and Michel Roux Jnr. Food fans can also drop into the MasterChef Theatre throughout the day and watch Theo Randall, Helen Puolakka (Skylon) and Stuart Gillies (Boxwood Café) cooking live.

Other highlights from this years three-day food fest include some great food and wine tasting sessions, Hot Tip pods, Flavours of Japan and – as usual – an incredible market where some of the UK’s top food producers will be selling their home-grown goods.

Unsurprisingly, our favourite part is the Restaurant Experience – a rare chance to sample signature dishes from some of London’s hottest restaurants without breaking the bank. Most dishes range from 3-6DC (£1 = 1 dining currency) and restaurants already confirmed include Blue Elephant, Launceston Place, Skylon, Min Jiang, The Ivy, Le Caprice and Boxwood Café. There will also be a MasterChef restaurants where fans of the show can sample dishes like Mat Follas’ lavender mousse and Steven Wallis’ lemon sole with chanterelles, oysters and white wine sauce.

It’s guaranteed to be a great show and a wonderful way to stock up on Christmas gifts for your fellow foodies. Remember, tickets booked in advance cost less so get online and book now or click here to win one of 5 pairs of tickets we have to give away.