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Baking superstar shares her cooking and gardening secrets
Giant vegetables, glorious flowers, fascinating wildlife and TV's Great British Bake Off's Mary Berry are just some of the attractions at the 2013 Malvern Autumn Show.

The popular event takes place on September 28 and 29 at Malvern's Three Counties Showground.

Malvern Autumn Show
Giant vegetables at Malvern Autumn Show

Top of the bill is Britain's favourite baker Mary Berry, currently on our TV screens in the Great British Bake Off.

Mary, who has just published her autobiography, Recipe For Life, will be at the show's Good Life Pavilion on Saturday, September 28. She will share her top tips for delicious family cooking and talk about her passion for gardening with television horticulturist Joe Swift.

Mary's enthusiasm for cooking began at an early age and she went on to train at Bath College of Home Economics followed by Paris Le Cordon Bleu. She taught Aga cookery courses for many years from her home in Buckinghamshire.

Mary Berry Malvern Autumn Show
Star attraction: Mary Berry (pic

In the 1960s, she became Cookery Editor of Housewife and, later, Ideal Home Magazine and was a member of the Council of Food from Britain. She published her first cookery book in 1966.

Mary is now a household name, having hosted seven cookery series for Thames Television and several others since. Her first television series, Afternoon Plus with Judith Chalmers, was transmitted in the early '70s and was a big hit with British mothers. Mary continued writing books and filming television series during the 1980s. She is back on our screens thanks to the Great British Bake Off.

Mary's interest in home produced food fits in well with one of the aspects of the Autumn Show, says event Communications Manager Sharon Gilbert.

"Home-produced food is one of the main themes, particularly the grow your own lifestyle, which is still very much in vogue. Mary Berry is known for her take on family food for healthy living so she was the perfect choice of guest for our popular Good Life Pavilion, and we know that our visitors will really enjoy her talks."

Malvern Autumn Show
Grow Your Own: Edible produce

The Good Life Pavilion will showcase five gardens of edible produce and a Plant Fair offering unusual fruit and vegetable species. Other attractions include the Harvest Pavilion which houses prize-winning giant vegetables and home-grown exhibits, floral art displays and trade stands selling plants, seeds and tools.

Malvern Autumn Show
Fantastic flowers: See the floral displays at Malvern Autumn Show

The Country Pursuits Marquee boasts Barn Owls, Ferrets and Gundogs, as well as crafts like woodturning, while the Vintage Village Nostalgia Area transports visitors to yesteryear with dancing, songs, photographs and veteran vehicles.
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Why? Britain's favourite baker at top Midland show
When: September 28 and 29, 2013
Phone: 01684 584900
Where: Three Counties Showground, Malvern
Cost: From 15 plus fees
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I just saw Mary's autobiography in the shop the other day. She and Paul are my two favourite celebrity bakers.
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